Ringling faculty participate in inaugural comic convention

Illustration from comic made for SiestaCon.

On Saturday, May 11, Creative Writing faculty Rick Dakan, Illustration faculty Gary Barker, and Liberal Arts faculty Glenn Schudel, will host a table at SiestaCon, a brand-new comic book convention in Sarasota. The event will take place at Robarts Arena, where the Class of 2024 Commencement ceremony took place last week. The group will be […]

Ringling College to host fifth-annual Anyone’s Game Conference

A purple, pink, and blue logo for Anyone’s Game tabletop game conference

Calling all designers, players, and lovers of games!  Ringling College of Art and Design will host Anyone’s Game from Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25 on campus at the Roskamp Exhibition Hall. Anyone’s Game is a tabletop game conference that explores creativity, design, and openness in gaming. Up-and-coming tabletop game developers can test their game designs […]

Ringling College faculty support local literary festival

Off the Page: Literary Festival

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Creative Writing program partners with The Hermitage to support Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources in launching Off the Page: A Literary Celebration.  The events commence on November 1, with a novel writing workshop at Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library. The NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) workshop, led […]

Tackling AI: Ringling’s Task Force explores its uses and ethics

Ringling faculty Rick Dakan aboard a Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser at Disney World.

As interests and concerns about Artificial Intelligence flared world-wide this year, Ringling College of Art and Design rose to the challenge—creating an AI Task Force to research the scope of possibilities and potential challenges of using, working with, and learning from the artificial intelligence machines and software with a particular focus on artists, designers, and […]

Creative Writing hosts fourth annual charitable Anyone’s Game Conference

Three young people sit on a black couch and play a table-top game with dice, playing cards, with a writing component.

Nearly 100 table top-game enthusiasts, professionals, and Ringling College of Art and Design students attended the fourth annual Anyone’s Game conference hosted by Ringling College’s Creative Writing program from Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19. Game designers and players traveled as far as South Carolina to attend the events. The weekend featured ten registered game designers […]

Winners announced for Creative Writing’s high school competitions

Three female college students work collaboratively, sharing a laptop and printed zines at a white table.

Twelve high school students from across the globe have been selected as winners of Ringling College’s high school writing competitions. Ringling College of Art and Design’s Creative Writing program announced the winners of two writing competitions, Storytellers of Tomorrow and Anyone’s Game. Both competitions are exclusively for high school students, highlighting the College’s commitment to […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership


Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]