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 […]

FutureProof ’24 Motion Design Conference to feature Winbush, Disney, and more

Black, white, and reen graphic logo for FuturePoof 2024

Jonathan Winbush, owner and founder of Winbush Immersive, CNN Design Creative Director Kathy Jaroneski, and the Disney Live Entertainment visual media team will be among the featured leaders at FutureProof 2024, taking place on campus from March 11 through 15. The annual Motion Design conference at Ringling College of Art and Design, now in its […]

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 […]

National Portfolio Day hosted at Ringling College

Details of Madi Wong’s illustration for the National Portfolio Day poster.

Ringling College of Art and Design will host 37 colleges and universities on campus for National Portfolio Day on Sunday, Jan. 21. National Portfolio Day events are scheduled throughout the fall semester and into January, and take place throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. The event gives prospective students a chance to get feedback from […]

Fine Arts students publish interview of visiting faculty and artist Marina Shaltout

Scene from Joy Ride by Marina Shaltout

Creative Pinellas published an interview of Ringling College of Art and Design visiting full-time faculty in Fine Arts and Visual Studies Marina Shaltout, written by Ringling students Luna May ’27, Fine Arts, and Kathryn Rizzo ’27, Fine Arts. The interview was a part of an assignment for their Writing Studio class taught by Liberal Arts […]

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 […]

Fine Arts alum and current Junior named finalists for NYAA AXA Art Prize

Close up detail of an oil painting of two abstracted people smoking in a garage.

Two Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts students were named finalists for the 2023 AXA Art Prize U.S., held by the New York Academy of Art. First awarded in 2017 and now considered one of the premier student art competitions in the country, the AXA Art Prize is open to paintings, drawings, and […]