yeah, don't count on tuition staying constant. It's been going up about 1.5k each year.
something they don't tell you... it seems to be across the board with the private art schools though.
Just got accepted to CA, yay!!!!... okay, I can finally get some sleep now.
Hi everyone! I am also one of the applicants to Ringling's CA program! I have just created this account to participate the discussions at this thread. First, congratulations to those who have been accepted!! It already sounds exciting to me by even reading your exciting screaming posts!! I browsed all your posted portfolios, they are all simply fabulous! It is too bad that I have just noticed this site tonight, as without any suggestion, my portfolio has stepped in some "deadzones" that was mentioned in the first post...T^T
Although I was accepted by the animation program of SCAD, I personally prefer to attending the computer animation in Ringling college. Yet, my package is still on its way to China, the waiting is killing me, I sometimes got up from bed at 3 or 4am (beijing time) to check my email that if the admission staff has replied me, until now it seems it has taken 5 days for them to check my app status.
@maanas.93: Friend, a mail package from Florida to China may take around 25 days, I notice you're from India, so I'm afraid we have no choice but just waiting, unless they airmail it to us?? I hope you can be accepted, because I have a very close friend from India!
What did you put in your portfolio? You should make a sketchbook here and upload it (8 You'll at least be able to get some feedback/good critiques and such so if it doesn't work out this year, you can reapply next year if Ringling is really what you want. Good luck!
(butting into the conversation) I GOT IN!!!!!!!!! congratulations to every accepted waiter here, we did it =))))))
my teeth and ambitions are bared - be prepared
Do you believe in this sketchbook?
MAIL, WHY YOU NO COME YET?
The wait is driving me INSANE. The other night I had the MOST VIVID dream where I checked my mail box and there was a letter from Ringling. It was so disorienting when I woke up....
But I'm excited for the people who have been accepted so far!!
And for those of us still waiting, let's hang in there! I'm currently making the time pass by becoming obsessed with GLEE again, haha. I'm a shameless Gleek ;D. Plus the fandom for the the pair that I ship are probably the FUNNIEST and most HAPPY people ever, haha.
Random Q to pass the time:
For the computer animation studio people out there, what's your dream job ? Like which animation studio would you die to work for?
I'd either like to work in a small/new animation studio or Dreamworks (but in reality, anywhere is perfect). Dreamworks is my dream job *___*. I would die of happiness if I could work on How to Train your Dragon 3 or something. So. much. love. for that movie.
Thank you Stefanie! Most of the fine art teachers here discourage us doing our own creative works before we proceed to the third year in a University , so almost all my works are basic and simple assignments: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=212814
Those are pretty much all the things I included into my portfolio, besides which I also uploaded a 6-mins animation piece, all characters are in 2D and environments are in 3D, dubbing works were handled in Audition.(This site doesn't support its file format, so I didn't upload.) Cheers!
I have just been replied by Ringling College:
Thank you for your patience. At this time you are on the waitlist. A letter that explains the process and your options is on its way to you by courier.
hehe, aww... I didn't make it this time, but after all I found this awesome website, I have been browsing it all day! XD I have been thinking that my portfolio really lacks of creativities, especially after I saw yours! I also shouldn't have included that animation that combines 2D and 3D, it must have a lot of flaws in their eyes.
If I was within the top5 on the waitlist, is it worth to wait for somebody who decide not enroll?? because I don't want miss the SCAD's deadline, which is on May 1st! Please speak out your opinions about what you will decide if you were me, I thank you in advance to help me, as I found I was so unexperienced on applying schools. LOL
I'm new here~~ But I've been a silent reader 8D and I've been really interested in Ringling
I just got my acceptance letter 2 days ago from Ringling! I'm really excited!
And I'm really sorry maanas and rainingwalker D: But don't give up! There's always next year or other schools!
@rainingwalker - you should apply to scad asap, b/c they have a rolling deadline. But their scholarship priority was Feb 15 (for fall admission at least)
I'm actually weighing between SCAD and Ringling, b/c SCAD is giving me a 20,000 scholarship each year, but then I really really love Ringling's animation program D: Right now I'm still leaning towards Ringling.
Anyone facing/has faced a similar dilemma as me?
I decided I had to make an account since I've been lurking in the thread for the last week and a half and wanted to share that I got in as well!
ahhh being a silent reader as well..i've been waiting for a letter since friday. nothing has come. ; v ; starting to lose so much hope. ; n ;
i dunno if I should email them...i just am so nervous..
@Greenne - I was also accepted to SCAD, as as of now they're offering more money.. I don't know. I'll see how much I get in federal aid, then I'll decide, because right now Ringling seems like a better choice but I can't afford it
my teeth and ambitions are bared - be prepared
Do you believe in this sketchbook?
Rainingwalker, at least you're waitlisted! There's a chance that you can still make it in, depending on how high up you are on it. Not everyone accepted to CA can go! I'd definitely apply to as many schools as you can and make sure you have a bunch of options. When you apply, be sure to read exactly what they want to see in their portfolios and look up accepted portfolios for animation majors at their school. Not all schools want the same thing. Eg: My SAIC portfolio last year was COMPLETELY different than my Ringling one. SAIC wanted conceptual works rather than art from life like Ringling does. (And for those also applying to SAIC, they give out KILLER scholarships. KILLER. A friend of mine applied way earlier than I did and got a 50k merit scholarship and I applied way late, last minute, and got a 33k one.)
Maanas, I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out for you ): Are you going to pick another major? There's always the option of waiting another year to go or doing what Kittehpawz did, and applying to switch into CA while you're there.
Greene, CONGRATS! Wow a 20k scholarship a year is amazing! Did you use the same portfolio for SCAD as Ringling? I WANT TO SEE HAHA. That's so cool! And I'm glad you got into Ringling too! I just wish Ringling would give out more scholarships \8 I know of some (as in very few) people getting them for illustration, but not for CA. I think Betsy Bauer go a 10k one for her portfolio, though. But hers was like. Insane. BUT ANYWAYS! Make a sketchbook and post your portfoliooo [:
Congrats Dasunaut! Did you apply for CA or another major? Post your portfolio too haha
Good luck, Roiducirque! I know the wait is really hard )B Do you live within the US or are you another international student?
I'm waiting for FAFSA to come too, Believer \: I don't know if I can even go to art school unless if they cover enough, because my parents won't cosign anything and my mom is against me going fff. I e-mailed them over the weekend about when it should come and haven't received an answer yet. Hopefully soon! I can't even submit the form saying that I want to attend Ringling until I find that out, and I'm really nervous about there being no more spots left by the time I get around to it q_q STRESS!
Hey Rainingwalker! I've been waitlisted too! :'D
Ehh . . . not sure if that smiley was appropriate, but hey, you're not alone! I'm worried because the other colleges I've applied to want me to make tuition deposits by May 1st. I'm not sure if I should wait and gamble with that, but I really want to go to Ringling! Gah! Ffff! Whut do I do!? D':
Sorry to hear about what happened Maanas. Are you gonna try again next year?
Oh no, I'm really sorry, maanas.93. Are you going to try again next year? Don't give up!
I really hope you guys are on the top waitlist area, Addle and rainingwalker! That way, you guys have a chance to be accepted. Just in case, I'd see what your other colleges will offer you.
Welcome and congrats, Greene and Dasunaut!
I'm in the same boat as you, roiducirque. Starting to lose hope as well, seeing as I haven't gotten anything yet....I'm not sure if I should email them or just wait it out. This is all so nerve wrecking...
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aah yeah i live in the US. nj to be specific....i'm freaking out. D: perhaps I should email them...i don't know..D:
ackk. I almost want to take a gap year. like work full-time for 6 months and travel for the last 6...I know someone who did. :] my life is a wreck. i don't know if my parents would be up for it though.. or i could go to dcad, which is kinda a fine arts community college. I don't live too far so I don't need room and board. so I'll prolly only pay around 9k a year since they also gave me scholarship. but iunno..
Congrats to those who made it! well done.
@Aresa and Roiducirque
Don't lose hope yet! I havent recieve any letter yet too. I applied to GAD actually so I dont know if it makes any difference. Im not too sure when will I recieve the letter as im from Singapore and i'm a lil afraid to email them to ask whats the decision. I know how you guys feel.
@rainingwalker I'm sorry that you are on the waitlist cos you showed so much potential in your portfolio. i really liked the drawings! dont give up! there is still hope!
yea i totally understand what you mean when you say you are 22yrs old already. Im 23 years old this year and I feel short of time already. like in 4 years time when you graduate, we are turning almost 30. that kinda freak me out. its like not wanting to waste time. but i will wait out a lil more longer till i submit the desposit if i were you.
@roiducirque: Ay, I'm from NJ also! Woo!
@Aresa: don't lose hope! I don't think just because you're getting yours mailed later means you're not accepted or anything.
Honestly, whether I get wait listed, rejected or accepted...I just want to know so I can decide what I'm doing next year! Haha