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 to host first-ever VR Healthcare Hackathon

Blue and white logo for VR Healthcare Hackathon

Ringling College of Art and Design is set to host the first Virtual Reality Healthcare Hackathon Invitational this year, from Feb. 9 at 6 pm to Feb. 11 at 3 pm. The College will be joined by peer institutions, each represented by teams of three students from both undergraduate and graduate schools. Each student team […]

Highlights from 2023

Students discussing work in the Graphic Design hallway.

Wow! What a year! As we wrap up an eventful 2023, here are a few highlights that stand out. Campaign launches Ringling College announced the public launch of the Catalyst for Creativity Campaign which aims to raise $175 million to support students and faculty, our growing facilities, and expanding our community programs. Ringling College builds […]

Veteran’s Club student president writes for Sarasota Scene

Painting of a U.S. Marine for the Ringling College exhibition War Paint.

Ringling College of Art and Design Veteran’s Club student president Josh Thomas Bray ’24, Creative Writing, wrote an article for Sarasota Scene Magazine on the upcoming exhibition, War Paint: Profiles of Courage. In the article “Honoring Heroes: War Paint: Profiles of Courage Exhibition Returns to Ringling College,” Bray shared the importance of the exhibition, “In […]

Staff designers take home awards at University design competition

Three men and two women stand alongside a veterans memorial sculpture, lined with US military flags

Two of Ringling College of Art and Design’s staff designers took second place for their design projects at the Association of University Interior Designers Design Competition 2023. Facilities Commercial Designer and Project Manager and Ringling alum Monique Chicvak ’17, Interior Design, and Assistant Director of Capital Construction Becky Owens won for their design of the […]

Esports team ready to roll in brand new campus arena

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Ringling College of Art and Design’s esports team, the Ringling Rollers, have officially opened their brand new, on-campus arena. A true game changer for the JV and Varsity teams, the arena provides both practice and competition space, and serves as a communal area for students to gather and build community. The new arena is the […]

Ringling’s Drag Club creates safe Queer Space in artful ways

Drag performer with surrealesque large eyes and extra eyes on cheeks, covered with viney leaves.

Ringling College’s Drag Club is a weekly group meet-up that organizes events for drag performers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the craft. The club was established in 2021, and has since become an outlet for Ringling students to support each other through the many crises facing queer communities. The club follows the […]

JV Smash Team earns Ultimate Champion title with Spring 2023 East Coast 5 Conference win

Graphic image of an esports bracket.

The Ringling Rollers, Ringling College of Art and Design’s esports team, continued their success from the fall semester by winning another league title.  “They improved in every game they played and have made tremendous strides in the past two years while doing it all virtually,” said E Ramey, director of Recreation and Wellness for Ringling […]

Nearly 400 students graduate, including first class of Entertainment Design

The Class of 2023, which includes 377 students, is the largest in College history and includes the first cohort of Entertainment Design majors.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s class of 2023 graduated May 4, 2023. 377 graduates, faculty, staff, and nearly 1,000 friends and family members came together at the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the College’s annual commencement. Degrees were awarded in all of the College’s 13 undergraduate disciplines, including Entertainment Design. Established in 2019, the […]

Illustration senior’s successful collaborations with in-house Design Center

The front and back images of an admissions poster with colorful illustrations of a boy making art.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Susan Saulnier. Graduating Illustration major Ale Ortega-Romero made a big splash during her last year at Ringling College of Art and Design. At the beginning of her senior year she was contacted by Design Center Director Jennifer Mumford […]