Four local teens from Sarasota Art Museum internship advance toward art degrees

SAM TAC students pose with Hank Willis Thomas sculpture.

Four members of the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design’s 2023-24 Teen Arts Council (SAM TAC) are set to take the next steps in their arts education. Marley Bean and Simon Odruno will attend Ringling College this fall, while Addy Hurt and Berkeley Maecker will participate in Ringling’s PreCollege program this […]

Incoming students celebrate on campus for Accepted Student Day

An accepted student and their family explore the Film facilities at Ringling College.

Over 150 students attended Ringling College of Art and Design’s annual Accepted Student Day, which celebrates the prospective students who have been accepted to the College. The group of almost 400 represented seven countries and 27 states. Students had the opportunity to meet faculty and their future classmates. Representatives from student clubs welcomed the incoming […]

Students gain industry insights and job connections at 2024 Game Developers Conference

A group of students stand in front of a colorful Ringling College booth at the Game Developers Conference

Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and staff recently attended the 2024 Game Developers Conference (GDC), held in San Francisco March 18-22. The group represented the College at an informational booth in the event’s expo hall while also experiencing essential seminars and workshops. This year’s featured speakers at GDC included Nintendo Executive Officer […]

The Ringling Cube gets a face lift

Workers install the new Ringling Cube design at Ringling College.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s ubiquitous cube sculpture that marks the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and North Tamiami Trail was transformed this week. The student-led re-design combines works from a diverse group of students, who brought their expansive range of mediums, cultures, genders, and nationalities to the project—creating a monument […]

Students, faculty, and alumni make their mark for student scholarships

Students working on their bottles at the INDEX hosted workshop for the Make Your Mark project.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design collaborated with Maker’s Mark Distillery to produce a series of uniquely designed bottles of bourbon called, Make Your Mark. The project is part of the College’s Industry Experience (INDEX) program, which creates opportunities for students to gain real work experience while still in college. […]

Students and faculty put skills to use for a great cause at forensic workshop

Joe Mullins is a forensic imaging specialist who offers workshops around the country, teaching the process of facial approximation and reconstruction. He works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and frequently collaborates with art schools.

Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and an alum spent the College’s spring break learning the art of reconstruction as they brought skulls from active and cold cases back to life with clay. Guided by forensic artist Joe Mullins, the class recreated the faces of real victims, through a process called facial approximation. […]

Two seniors among GDUSA’s 2024 Students to Watch

A composite of headshots of two girls looking at the camera and smiling.

Ringling College of Art and Design Graphic Design seniors Sandra Lee and Tako Pharsenadze were just named to Graphic Design USA’s 2024 Students to Watch. This year’s list comprises 114 total students—including undergrads, graduate students, and continuing education enrollees—from established and emerging arts programs throughout the country who are “ready to burst on the graphic […]

Ringling students, alum win big at the 2024 Suncoast ADDY Awards

Film students at the ADDY Awards.

Students and alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design enjoyed a home field venue for the 2024 ADDY Awards ceremony, which took place on the campus sound stages Feb. 24 and once again netted dozens of awards for Ringling-led projects. The ADDYs are presented annually by the Suncoast Chapter of the American Advertising Federation […]