Four majors showcased at national student business leaders conference in Atlanta

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Last month, Ringling College of Art and Design faculty and staff attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. About 12,000 middle and high school students and 2,000 career and technical education teachers from across the U.S. attended the conference that took place from June 28-30, 2023. The mission of the […]

Jamie DeRuyter appointed department head of Entertainment Design

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Ringling College faculty member Jamie DeRuyter has been appointed department head of the Entertainment Design program. DeRuyter has been teaching at the College since 2002, when he began teaching in the Computer Animation department. In 2008 he joined the team that created the Game Art and Design major, where he taught for about a decade […]

Entertainment Design senior shares insights and experiences ahead of graduation

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Ale Ortega-Romero.  Graduating Entertainment Design senior Susan Saulnier has had a busy decade. In 2015, she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design’s Illustration program and went straight into a job as the College’s coordinator of […]

Universal Destinations & Experiences Chair, CEO to deliver commencement address

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Mark Woodbury, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Destinations & Experiences, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal that offers guests around the globe today’s most innovative, thrilling, and popular entertainment experiences, will give the keynote address at Ringling College’s commencement on May 4. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm at the Bradenton Area Convention […]

Disney Live Entertainment hosts recruitment event on campus

Early Friday morning, on Jan. 27, five members of the Disney Live Entertainment team came to the Ringling College of Art and Design campus for a day of fun-filled recruitment activities. Disney Live Entertainment is the live theatrical production branch of Imagineering. They are responsible for events such as illuminations, parades, and puppetry. In the […]

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 […]

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Q&A with Jamie DeRuyter

Jamie DeRuyter is a 3D artist, animator, and faculty member at Ringling College of Art & Design  Entertainment design is a fast-evolving field that continues to grow at a rapid pace. From theme parks and interactive storytelling to immersive art installations, themed retail and hospitality, it’s a multi-billion dollar a year industry that demands multifaceted […]