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This is a thread for anyone interested in going to the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2007. Feel free to share your thoughts and questions. (Just a reminder that if you want to get into the computer animation or the game art & design program the deadline for turning in your portfolio is January 15, 2007, while other programs such as Illustration can wait until later in March I believe)
THE NEW STUDENT CENTER
Ringling School of Art and Design's most ambitious construction project in its 74-year history is now taking shape! Our new 5-story Student Center is fully under construction and scheduled to open in the fall of 2006.
Destined to be a dynamic environment for learning, living, and creating, the new Student Center will provide 80,000 square [url=foot of additional office, classroom, and residential space.
On the first floor will be the Office of Admissions, a fitness center [complete with locker rooms and shower facilities], and dance/exercise studio, "The Fishbowl" [student lounge/ recreation area], School mailroom, as well as other student activity and meeting spaces. In addition, a 300-seat exhibition hall is being designed which can be used in an auditorium-type configuration, or divided into four individual classroom spaces.
The second floor will house the Office of Financial Aid, the Bursar's Office, the Office of Student Life, the Center for Career Services, the Academic Resource Center, and will contain a variety of conference rooms, student meeting spaces, a commuter lounge, media rooms, and more!
The third floor will be home to the Department of Computer Animation including classrooms for Traditional and 3D Animation and Game Art and Design, as well as faculty offices, and open computer labs.
Floors four and five will be home to 96 students. Each residence will include a private shower/bathroom. On each floor there are two laundry room facilities and three student lounges.
This exciting new space will be dedicated to the academic, professional, and social development of all Ringling School students and will create additional opportunities for collaboration between students, faculty, and staff.
THE NEW GAME ART & DESIGN MAJOR
Ringling School will debut a new Game Art & Design major in the fall of 2007.
On average, half of Ringling School's Computer Animation graduates have accepted employment in the computer gaming industry. Now, Game Art & Design majors will have the option of targeting their demo reels and portfolios to this $10-billion business.
Students will explore the challenges of creating visual art for gaming audiences and develop a game-based senior thesis as an entry into the world of interactive entertainment.
The Game Art & Design major brings Ringling School's feature film aesthetic to games. You'll begin by studying the basics of game design – meaningful play, player interaction and options for creating and refining game content. You'll go on to study multiple narrative, interactive narrative and character structures in relationship to gaming environments. You'll also understand the influence of games on society and their enormous potential to educate as well as entertain. Above all, Game Art & Design is more than creating entertainment. It's creating an experience.
The following info was taken from the old Ringling 2006 Thread
random facts/info/tips etc.
-The number of freshmen is about 400 with a total of about 1100-1200 students
-70% of students recieve some form of financial aid
-Computer animation major is a little more selective then other majors
-Ringling prepares you for 3d animation by teaching you traditional first
-MUST make half of your portfolio life drawings, and FINISH them. They frown upon sketches
-Ringling seems to like figures and self portraits a lot
-Be careful submitting a portfolio with really light shading.
-Ringling puts AP credit towards electives.
-To send in your art work scan it in or take slides. If you make a DVD or CD make it really easy to find the work because the faculty looking at it may become grumpy and not give your work the time it deserves.
The following info was taken from the old Ringling 2005 Thread
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Last edited by rblitz7; April 21st, 2007 at 11:18 AM.
I think that even though most of us who've been posting here a lot know eachother already, we should start off by introducing ourselves.
I'm thesinfulsaint, Saint for short (or Betsy IRL). I'm a high school senior hoping to get into the Computer Animation Department at Ringling for the fall of 2007. I live in Ohio in the Cleveland area, and I'm a bandrat.
Hello everyone. My Name is Wayne aka Bruce Wayne which is my music production alias. I'm from VA Beach, VA but living in Bradenton, FL at the moment going to Community College. I applied to Ringling's CA depart last year with no luck, so hopefully this year the Gods of good fortune will smile upon me and I'll get accepted. Can't wait to meet all you CA wannabeez in person
Hermes/MercuryOriginally Posted by artmessiah
John, Pensacola, FL
Im matt, and I want to attend ranglin as well. Even though im pissing my girlfriend off a considerable amount. Did anyone take their act? jw Rblitz amazing first post haha
New Sketch Pad Coming Soon
Yeah, I took the ACT, but I'm taking it again in October. My parents want me to try to get it up one more point so I can get a good amount of scholarship money from this one state school... I'm considering sabatoging it so that I WON'T get the money, and my parents will be more okay with me wanting to go to Ringling.Originally Posted by Gbertek
...yes... But yay.
Hello, i'm applying for fall '07 also
I'm hoping to get into illustration, assuming im good enough to get accepted in the first place *crosses fingers*
saint its buwahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! haha
New Sketch Pad Coming Soon
My real name is Emma and I'm a senior Illustration major at Ringling so I probably won't be meeting many of you new applicants in-person. All the same I'll do my best to answer your questions (although I'm probably going to be drawing blanks for the most part on the other majors).
Hopefully I'll remember to keep checking this thread.
Hi, my name is Daniel; I'm from Bogota, Colombia and I'm going to apply for CA for fall 2007.
Soo... anyone heading up to any national portfolio review days soon? I'm going to one at CCAD the first of October so I can talk to Ringling. It should be sweet.
I might be going to the one in New Orleans, but it isn't until January -_-Originally Posted by thesinfulsaint
Oh well, more time to practice
nope, none are near my areaOriginally Posted by thesinfulsaint
closest is a 3hr drive x.X
It has begun
Good to see this Ringling Thread thing is still going lol. Look at the monster we created I'll probably check back every now and then if you guys have any questions. I'm currently a sophomore CA here at Ringling. Good luck everyone!
"So now we have modeled something that will get us nowhere in life"
Aww... Well, if it's not too far away, you should still try to get to one. There's a huge difference between getting advice from peers and getting advice from those who are actually semi-responsible for admission.Originally Posted by rblitz7
I'm driving 2 to get to mine. xP You might find it worthwhile, if you can get to if. If not..well... Oh well. It's not like it's required to get into Ringling or anything.Originally Posted by richter
And Ringling's isn't until the end of January? That's kinda pointless for us CA wannabes.
But I don't think he's around anymore.
Hi! I'm Lyndsey, or Ryn (from my middle name, Kathryn). I'm going to be applying for illustration for '07. I currently live in Nova Scotia, Canada, so I get to deal with lots of fun international stuff on top of scary things like making a portfolio.
As far as this ACT/SAT stuff goes, how necessary is it all? The Ringling catalogue says SAT scores aren't required, and they just help to evaluate you. We don't do SATs in Canada, though I have the option to if I need/want to. I'm just wondering how hard they are (especially since I was educated in an environment that doesn't prepare me to take one), or if they really matter all that much.
And Illustation portfolios aren't due until March? Whew! I'm still planning to have mine sent by December, though. Can'r hurt to be a bit early, I suppose. :3
I recognize you from somewhere, Ryn. Maybe it's just from the old forum. O.o I don't really know. Are you on LJ?
Anyway, I don't think it's really all that necessary to take the ACT/SAT. I mean, it probably won't hurt you if you have the chance--I believe it's around $30 (US) to take the test. Really and truly, they're not all that hard. I know that the highest math that's on the ACT is Trig, and it's only, like, 2 triangle questions. Nothing ridiculus like Calculus is on there. The first time I took it in high school, I got a 29 out of 36, which is pretty good, I guess. Most state schools around where I live give out full ride scholarships for scores of 30 and higher.
So yeah. Sorry to babble. In short, those test scores will help you if you have the opportunity, but they won't decide whether you get in or not. As long as you have good grades and good art, I'm sure you'll be fine.
My name is Cory Dornbusch
From Northern Virginia, or Nova as most of us like to call it.
I am in a predicament that I already have an AS in Computer animation from that school that every ones who has a Fine Arts background loves to hate... Fullsail! (If you argue about that, why? To me it’s true and it’s the facts).
But Digress.... I am looking to go into either the good old CA program or the new GD one. Grind off all the bad habits and learn allot of genuine Fine Arts.
Now I have other schools (In no order). Maryland Institute College of Art, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Digipen, and Cogswell Polytechnical College.
I got two days off so Ill get my prelim of my current work, which will be subsequently revamped thru the next two months (With your help I hope) till Portfolio day at MICA in Dec.
Till then, Peace!
Not knocking you for wanting to get into Ringling or any other finearts schools for that matter but since you have an associates why not try to find work and take figure drawing on the side - might save you some money and time. In any event if you decide on Ringling good on ya and hope to see you in the fall of 07Originally Posted by Dermont
Nope, I don't use LJ. You probably just recognize me from the old Ringling thread.Originally Posted by thesinfulsaint
Dermont-- Wow. Sounds awesome. At least you'll already have some background in modeling and everything. I tried to see if I could just play around with Maya and figure it out once, but yeah... it's definitley WAY more complicated than that. O_o It'll probably be to your advantage to have that associate's degree AND bachelors degree when you finally *do* get to the point where you're job searching--you'll just have that much more experience. Best of luck to you!