Ringling College continues upward trajectory towards pre-eminence

The Ringling College Fall Open House on Oct. 8 brought an estimated 850 people to campus following Hurricane Ian.

Ringling College of Art and Design is thriving. Even throughout the pandemic, and through a decade of art school and college closures throughout the US, Ringling College continues to experience its strongest student enrollment ever. In the 2022-23 academic year, Ringling College welcomed its highest enrollment of all time with a total student headcount of […]

Finalists Announced by EDC for Ringling College Innovation by Creative Design Award


Selected finalists are S-One Holdings Corporation, EcoRover Chairs, and Cruise Car Award winner will be announced at the EDC’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7 Today, Sept. 22, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, in collaboration with the Ringling College of Art and Design, announced the three finalists for their […]

Computer Animation alumni slated as 2023 Oscar hopeful

Still from the trailer for Black Slide, the animated short film by Ringling College alumni Uri Lotan.

The animated short film, Black Slide by Ringling College of Art and Design alumni Uri Lotan ’12, Computer Animation (CA), has been touted by Cartoon Brew as one that could take home a 2023 Oscar next year. According to the article, “Uri Lotan is a Tel Aviv-based animator whose graduation film, The Ballad of Poisonberry […]

Ringling College grads selected as finalists for 2022 Student Academy Awards; the only student work selected from the United States

Ringling College Computer Animation (CA) graduates Lauryn Anthony ’22 (L) and Anushka Nair ’22 (R) worked together on Period Drama, a 2-minute animated short for their CA senior thesis.

Congratulations to Ringling College of Art and Design’s Computer Animation department and to recent graduates, Anushka Nair ’22 and Lauryn Anthony ’22, for being selected as finalists for the 2022 Student Academy Awards.  This year, for the first time, international and domestic entries were combined making the selection pool even more competitive. Nair and Anthony’s […]

Illustration is back on top – ranks #1 in Florida and the South 

Mr. Badger’s Afternoon Coffee Break (2021). This digital illustration is by Ringling College Illustration student Ale Ortega Romero ’23, and was selected as the Most Outstanding Junior Award for Best of Ringling 2022. The 2022 Illustration School rankings have been released by Animation Career Review – and guess who’s at the very top, yet again!  […]

Dr. T. Talks Creativity 

Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, talks with Jason Voss, CEO of Deception and Truth Analysis in a recorded podcast for the Sarasota Institute.  Listen in as they discuss what creativity really is, why it’s so important (especially now!), and how Ringling College is preparing its students to be […]

Visual Studies Student and Team Take Bronze at 2022 Telly Awards

Ringling College of Art and Design takes home another big win at the 2022 Telly Awards.  The film titled The Color of Genius won the Bronze in the 43rd edition of The Telly Awards. This international level recognition honors excellence in branded and public service videography.  The film’s creative team was led by Visual Studies […]

Ringling College VR Team and Moffitt Cancer Center Win 13 Telly Awards for Immersive Media

The creative partnership between Ringling College of Art and Design’s Virtual Reality Development program and renowned Moffitt Cancer Center is proving more fruitful than ever!  The dynamic team, which includes amongst others, Dr. Sarah E. Hoffe, section head of GI Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, Martin Murphy, the recently appointed Drs. Joel and Gail […]

Computer Animation Alumni Win at Florida Film Showcase

Computer Generated Image of the Grim Reaper

Still from Final Deathtination by Marika Tamura ’21, Computer Animation  The 27th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF), Florida’s largest student film competition and award show, took place in Jupiter, FL on May 6, 2022. The event was held live and in-person for the first time since 2019. Numerous celebrities and industry professionals […]