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Most Helpful Review for Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Phillip from Punta Gorda, FL
  • 38 out of 38 people found this review helpful

Having only finished my freshmen year, I have only learned what Ringling taught me for their 1st year CORE Studio program, which is drawing (still lifes, etc), figure drawing, 3D studio, 2D art, color, history, and others based on your major. Mine was Traditional Animation and History of Animation because I'm a Computer Animation major. BTW, Ringling is generally referred to as the best art school in the country and has the world's best animation program, according to 3D magazine.

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  • Current CG Professional
  • Aug-18-2017 I am a past student here

    Ringling's mismanaged animation department desperately tries to play catch-up to modern industry standards, but is crippled by the lack of qualified professors. The professors with real experience are not qualified as a whole because they either only know one part of the computer graphics pipeline -- and have to teach the whole package -- or their resume is so dated that their knowledge base is no longer relevant. Despite their ignorance on many topics, they insist on a restrictive approach to learning focused on eliminating extra variables (i.e. students exploring new techniques). This is perhaps because they prioritize smoother operations over better learning. They cannot lay out a clear road map to success and refuse to learn from their mistakes, preferring to lay the blame on the student body rather than on themselves or their curriculum. Most successful students seem to do well in spite of the program, not because of it. As the years go on, expect the gradual decline in the technical quality of the work to continue.

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  • Glenn from San Juan, PR
  • Nov-14-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Ringling is by far the most prepared school I've seen. The curriculum is very well built and their facilities are top notch. Sarasota, however, isn't that impressive but Ringling's college environment and the proximity to big cities such as Orlando and Tampa make up for it.

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  • Kai from Plymouth, MN
  • Oct-30-2016 I am a current student here

    I'm a freshmen, so maybe my views will change later, but Ringling is a great school so far. I love the classes, teachers, and students.

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  • disgruntled
  • Mar-15-2016 I am a current student here

    Misguided, backwards CA/GA majors. Predatory financial aid services. Worth it for the hardworking people in the majors.

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  • Anonymous
  • Jul-27-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Great school with a good campus and nice teachers.

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  • Miami, FL
  • May-01-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Ringling is at the top of my list. Friendly, accepting community and strong programs are some qualities of Ringling that I find to be most appealing.

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  • Morgan from Apopka, FL
  • Feb-24-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Ringling College is a well-renowned school known for giving it's students every opportunity for them to succeed. If you get accepted here, and stick with it, the fruits of your labors will be ever the sweeter.

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  • Christian from Puerto Rico
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    Ringling is an amazing experience. You will watch your skills as an artist and scholar grow immensely over even the first semester. You will create lasting connections and find your ideal career.

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  • Kari from Venice, FL
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Excellent school with interesting classes. Excellent instructors who make learning fun. Great advising staff that are extremely helpful in helping to keep you on track.

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  • Mollie from Sarasota, FL
  • Dec-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Ringling is like a second home to me, I have never found people who are so accepting and welcoming to people from different walks of life. Students are so diverse and everyone is thought of as a friend.

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