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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