Classes begin, 2023-24 academic year officially kicks off 

A female college student smiles under a large yellow umbrella wearing sunglasses.

Monday, August 21, 2023 marks the first official day of the 2023-24 academic year at Ringling College of Art and Design. The previous week was filled with New Student Orientation events—move-ins, social gatherings, information sessions, and community volunteer projects.  On the first day of classes, the campus will see over 1,200 returning upperclassmen and over […]

FutureProof ’22: The Motion Design Conference at Ringling College

Preparing the next generation of visual communicators through education, inspiration, and connection. Taking place February 28 – March 4, 2022, FutureProof provides Ringling College students with a professional motion design conference experience. This is the 7th year this unique, week-long event will offer a variety of presentations, workshops, and activities all designed to prepare the […]

Ringling College Grows by Investing in Education and Innovation

Ringling College of Art and Design is thriving. Over the course of a two-year (and continuing) pandemic, and through a decade of Art school and college closures throughout the US, Ringling College is experiencing its strongest student enrollment ever. In the 2021-22 academic year, Ringling College welcomed its highest enrollment of all time with a […]

Ringling College Announced as 2021 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Award Winner

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Honors Higher Education Institutions, Educators, and Students Who Increased Student Voter Engagement During the 2020 Elections The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge hosted its third biennial awards ceremony on November 8, 2021 to recognize select higher education institutions, educators, and students for their extraordinary work in student voter engagement during […]

Enhancing Cancer Patient Treatment and Care: Ringling College Continues to Develop VR Project with Moffitt Cancer Center

Ringling VR students and the acclaimed Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa teamed up in 2019 to develop creative content for digital healthcare technologies, including virtual reality, animations for patient education, and training videos for physicians. Patients receiving radiation treatments, for example, are now able to immerse themselves in VR and experience what the treatments will […]

Oscar-Winning 2003 Ringling College Computer Animation Grad Patrick Osborne Directs Animation for Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles’

Dan Sarto, Animation World Network’s cofounder, publisher, and editor-in-chief, interviewed Patrick on designing and producing the film’s animated elements that “take viewers on a dreamlike journey through the most iconic backdrops of Eilish’s hometown of Los Angeles.” Patrick won an Oscar in 2014 for his short film, Feast, and followed up with his pioneering Emmy […]

Ringling College of Art and Design Appoints New Senior Leadership

Sarasota, FL – August 2, 2021 – On behalf of Ringling College of Art and Design, College President Dr. Larry R. Thompson would like to formally announce and introduce two key members of the senior leadership team at the College; Dr. Tracy A Wagner and Dr. Jason L. Good.  Dr. Tracy Wagner previously served as […]

Spotted on Campus: Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson was on campus as part of the Ringling College Studio Labs. While here he screened his new movie, Lost in London, which is the first of its kind as it was shot in one take and broadcasted live to theaters in London. ART Network was able to snag a one on one interview with […]