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 […]

Ringling & Moffitt host 8th-Annual VR and Healthcare Global Symposium

A girl with a VR headset stands in front of a lifesize protected human skeleton

The Virtual Reality and Healthcare Global Symposium 2024 is the 8th annual event scheduled from Feb. 29 to March 3, 2024. The event’s first two days will take place at Ringling College of Art and Design, followed by two days at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. The symposium aims to foster partnership and collaboration in healthcare, […]

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 […]

Ringling College to host 3-day VR and Healthcare Hackathon

Demonstration of a virtual reality animation by a Ringling College VRD student.

Ringling College of Art and Design will host the first Virtual Reality Healthcare Hackathon Invitational next year, from Feb. 9 at 6 pm to Feb. 11 at 3 pm. The College will be joined by 25 universities, each represented by teams of three students from both undergraduate and graduate schools. Twenty-five developers and healthcare practitioners […]

An evening with Evelyn Miralles, Former Chief NASA Engineer and VR Specialist

Former NASA chief engineer from Nasa Evelyn Miralles gives talk at Ringling College.

Join us at 7pm, on Friday, October 13, 2023, at the Morganroth Auditorium, as Ringling College of Art and Design presents an evening with Evelyn Miralles.  Miralles is NASA’s former chief engineer for the Virtual Reality Lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Throughout her 27-year career at NASA she garnered multiple awards, […]

Virtual Reality students take over virtual lobby at global SIGGRAPH conference

A game environment that looks like a temple with different symbols like a cat and dragon illuminated in green light.

Aug. 6-10, 2023, SIGGRAPH will hold its 50th conference celebration of the annual event held for computer graphics and interactive techniques, worldwide. This year’s conference will be held in Los Angeles, with recent conferences pivoting between LA, Vancouver, and Anaheim. The acronym stands for “Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques” and each […]

2023 Rookie Awards announced, Ringling students win top awards

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Now in its 13th year, the Rookies Awards are an annual competition hosted by the Rookies community, founded in 2010. They offer an online platform for non-professional digital artists to share their work and help launch their professional careers in the fields of film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design, and other […]

Four majors showcased at national student business leaders conference in Atlanta

Ringling admissions counselors standing at booth surrounded by a crowd of young adults.

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 […]

Students make valuable industry connections at national Game Developers Conference

Ringling College’s booth is displayed at a large conference hall with several people in attendance

A group of Ringling College students and faculty members traveled to San Francisco in March to attend the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Showcase. Thirty-seven students and five faculty from the Game Art, Virtual Reality Development, and Visual Studies departments attended the annual conference for game developers.  The conference hosted lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions, […]

Virtual Reality faculty Ana Carolina Pereira emboldens students to find success


Since coming to Ringling College in 2020, Ana Carolina Pereira has made quite an impression on her students and colleagues – and across the video game industry. The Brazilian-born Pereira teaches in the College’s Virtual Reality Development and Game Art programs, in addition to her prolific work in the video game industry. Before her career […]