Recent Computer Animation alumni land internships at Pixar

Film still from Pixar Animation film Soul.

Five recent alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design’s Computer Animation major are set to begin animation internships at Pixar this summer. The internship will be attended by Monica Lagrange ’24, Chloe Merwin ’23, Casey Schwarzschild ’24, Elena Serenko ’24, and Jack Yuster ’23. Rising senior Anastasia Junelle ’25 will also spend the summer […]

Alum Short Film Selected for Annecy Animation Fest

Animation still from The Bubby Bear Show featuring a yellow animated character.

The Bubby Bear Show, a short film by Bien Vongpatanasin ’23, Computer Animation, has been named an official selection for the prestigious 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June 9-15, in Annecy, France. Founded more than 60 years ago, the festival annually draws upwards of 3,000 submissions from more than 100 countries. Created during Vongpatanasin’s […]

Computer Animation alum wins Oscar

Pigeon from War is Over!

Brad Booker ’95, Computer Animation, won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko, at the 96th Academy Awards. The project was a collaboration with Booker’s production partner Dave Mullin and their animation studio ElectroLeague, along with Yoko Ono and John Lenon’s son […]

Computer Animation alum nominated for College Television Award

Still from animation Strings Attached.

Ria Shinde ’23, Computer Animation, has been nominated for a College Television Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (aka the Television Academy). The nomination, in the category of “Animated Series,” recognizes Strings Attached, a piece that Shinde wrote, produced, and directed while she was still a student at Ringling College of Art […]

Computer Animation alum featured in Rookies article

A still from Barking Orders by Alex Tullo.

Ringling College of Art and Design alum Alexander Tullo ’21, Computer Animation, was featured in a Rookies article highlighting his career. Tullo was a Rookie Awards 2021 Finalist and Career Opportunity winner. In the interview, he talks about his amazing experiences at Ringling College and as an intern at On Animation in Montréal and how […]

2023 Rookie Awards announced, Ringling students win top awards

Animation still of a pixelated man sitting on a train with a mountain view out the train window

Now in its 13th year, the Rookies Awards are an annual competition hosted by the Rookies community, founded in 2010. They offer an online platform for non-professional digital artists to share their work and help launch their professional careers in the fields of film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design, and other […]

Lazarus Scholars put their creative skills to work for local charities

Two female college students sit back to back on a bench in front of a green foliage backdrop

Two Ringling College of Art and Design graduating seniors and scholars of the Lazarus Engaged Learning Assistantship, Mikayluh Bowers ’23, Computer Animation, and Kaylee Tan ’23, Computer Animation, gave talks last week, presenting their capstone projects with their local non-profit partners — All Faiths Food Bank and Children First. Both students produced ambitious projects for […]

Alumni recognized by industry leader for award-winning short film Period Drama

The maker of industry leader animation software Maya is recognizing two Ringling College alumni for their continued success with their award-winning short film Period Drama. Period Drama was created by Anushka Nair and Lauryn Anthony, both 2022 graduates of the Computer Animation program at Ringling College, as their senior thesis project, using Maya, 3D animation, […]