Sarasota might not be at the top of people’s minds when it comes to education, but Ringling College of Art & Design is treasure not to be overlooked. As you’ll see in the article and links below, the school is incredible well respected in the animation and filmmaking worlds. (And they have a pretty strong continuing ed program and their OLLI classes for those of us looking to learn something new or develop an existing talent.) Congratulations, RCAD!
Ringling College of Art and Design ranks No. 1 in the US on two magazine lists
The college snagged two first-place spots on the latest Animation Magazine and College Magazine top school lists.
Ringling College of Art and Design is ending its year on a high note.
In an RCAD release Dec. 21, the school announced it received two first-place rankings, one by Animation Magazine and another by College Magazine.
The rankings were specifically for the college’s computer animation program, which now has the title of Animation Magazine’s Best Animation School and No. 1 on College Magazine’s 10 Best Colleges for Animation list.
Winners for the Animation Magazine list are chosen by readers of the publication at the end of every year. In the category of Best Animation School, RCAD tied for first place with California Institute of the Arts. The rankings also include Best Major Studio Animated Feature, which went to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” for which 2016 graduate Brittany Shively was a 3D visual development artist.
In recent years, the RCAD computer animation program has also been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by 3D World Magazine, No. 2 in the U.S. by Animation Career Review, and it just recently won its 14th Student Academy Award for “Re-Gifted,”a senior thesis film created in the program by 2018 graduate Eaza Shukla.