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Re: Admissions [Jan. 15th, 2011|08:07 pm]
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[Feeling |stressedstressed]

if you don't turn in the teacher recommendation and transcript but do turn in application and portfolio by the computer animation application deadline, will you be considered or not at all?
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portfolio [Nov. 4th, 2010|03:50 pm]
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Hi, I'm a senior in high school and I'm currently working on my portfolio for Ringling

As far as portfolio media goes, does my work have to be all traditional? Do they accept digital work (not 3D/animation)? I have some portraits I drew using my tablet and drawing software and I was wondering if Ringling accepts those, too.
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acceptance? [Nov. 4th, 2010|12:47 pm]
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I've been looking into Ringling for a while.
I've heard that the chance of getting in depends on what major you're applying to. I'm aware that Computer Animation is the hardest to get into, so how hard is it to get into Illustration and in Game Art & Design? (Looking at either of those two)

Thank you!
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computer animaton [Mar. 31st, 2010|11:21 pm]
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I heard that the computer animation is extremely competitive and hard to get into, so about how many students apply and how many actually get in? 

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Help w/ Graphic and Interactive Communication Portfolio [Dec. 25th, 2009|04:52 am]
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[Location |Bahamas, Nassau]
[Feeling |anxiousanxious]

Can someone please give me guidelines or show examples of their portfolios. I am interested in the Graphics and Interactive Communications program and I want to make a good impression on the school. I don't want to put irrelevant pieces of work in my portfolio that may diminish my chances of getting into Ringling :S
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Game Art & Design Program [Nov. 22nd, 2009|05:05 am]
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I am applying for the Game art & design program but I was wondering what I need to show in my portfolio?

I also was wondering if it was hard to get into this program?

I really hope I get accepted!!!

Does anyone know the price of off campus housing because I'm married.
And.. I hope to make some friends on here incase I get accepted:) and to chat too!
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2009|10:23 pm]
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I plan on applying into the Computer Animation program, but I don't have much experience with computers. Is it a requirement to have a lot of technical knowledge, or is it taught once you enter? If it is mandatory, what computer programs should I start learning? (Photoshop?) What can I do to best prepare myself for that? Drawing wise, I'm currently in AP Studio Art, but that's about it for art lessons.

Also, I heard you get a crapload of work. Is there any free time available? I don't plan on partying in college, but I don't want to stress myself out too much, if possible. And is there a grocery store nearby? What about the APs they accept? Financial aid?

Sorry if that's too many questions.
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hello [May. 12th, 2009|01:16 am]
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Well, Im in the process of applying to the digital film program and I was wondering if its hard to get in and if its worth the money?

Also, Im a bit nervous because I attended  performance art school since the 3rd grade except not for film/art but for for dance.
So, Im fairly new to to the visual art life. My senior year I took an art and yearbook class, and I was in charge of making the yearbook and yearbook dvd. Thats basically the only art experience I had during high school.

Also, I currently move to New York from Miami but only for a couple of months. I work at American Apparel merchandising the stores, so that might help me gain some art experience.

so how hard is it to get accepted? 

oh and my last question is it  required to live in the campus? I live with my boyfriend and I plan on moving in with him if I get accepted.
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Applying to Ringling. Help on Portfolio for Graphics Dept. [Mar. 3rd, 2009|11:06 pm]
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 Hey guys, I just applied for Ringling and I applied for the Graphics dept, problem is I dont really focus on drawings/painting and frankly im kinda sucky at them.


The site says I dont necessarily need drawings but Im conflicted becaz I know to give myself the best shot I need some drawings. [btw I dont live in the states so I cant attend those portfolio days  =[   ]

How hard is it to get into the graphics dept neway?

Help plz?
I could display some of my work if you guys wud like to help me

PLEASE n Thanks


Ps. How much is the tuition and fees in total this year '09-'10
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1st year freshman or 2nd year sophmore? [Jan. 26th, 2009|04:13 pm]
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[Feeling |confusedconfused]

I had a couple questions I was hoping someone could help me out with.

How does the school determine whether or not you will be considered a 1st year freshman, or a 2nd year sophomore? I am getting ready to send in my application along with my portfolio as a transfer student. If I get accepted, I will have 45 credits already under my belt, mostly from general courses, but 9 of them are from actual design/lab courses. I’m pretty sure my credits will transfer, but when I went to the school and spoke with an admissions reprehensive, he informed me that the transfer of credits won’t reduce my tuition, the only thing that would keep the tuition costs down is the event that I get placed as a sophomore rather than freshman.

If the transferring of credits won’t keep costs down, what are the benefits for them transferring? I asked a lot of questions during my visit and unfortunately this is one of them that slipped through the cracks. I will be applying for the Motion Graphics major for the next fall semester.

Can anyone share their thoughts on this, maybe someone who was placed as a 2nd year student when enrolling for their first year at Ringling?

Thanks a bunch,

Michelle Stalnos

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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2008|06:17 pm]
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[Feeling |stressedstressed]

Hi! My name is Kristen Gish, and I'm currently in the stressful process of applying to colleges. I really want to get into the computer animation program at ringling, but the fact that they accept only a few students each year scares me. I was wondering if any of you would be willing to look at a few of my pieces and give me some feedback. I was also wondering about sketchbook pages and artwork that isn't from observation. How much of that stuff do they like to see? Also, what suggestions do you have for cleaning up your artwork on the computer?

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Need actors [Apr. 16th, 2008|05:56 pm]
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Hi guys! I'm a Digital Film freshie who is in desperate need of TWO actors for my final project.

I have to film one scene from a 3-page script I have written. It deals with a middle-aged Minister, Bob, breaking off his affair with a younger man named Jack. Bob's wife has found out about this little tryst and threatens him with telling his entire church that he's a homosexual if he doesn't end his relationship with Jack -now-.

Filming will take place (TENTATIVELY) on Friday, April 25th, at around 4 PM. It won't take more than six hours. I will take whoever wants to do it, regardless of gender, age, or experience. This final project is focused on learning how to set up shots, not on making the actual movie.

There are a few catches: You can't leave the set for the entire time we're filming. I also can't pay you, it has to be done for free. And, the biggest catch of all: You must be willing to KISS and be touchy-feely with your acting opposite. Despite the script calling for a homosexual couple, I am willing to make this hetero for the time being. ;)

The advantage of this? You get to freshen up on your acting skills, eat free snacks, see how the filming process works, and get to know the lovely Digital Film student body and faculty.

You can respond by commenting on this post or e-mailing me at lbatdorf AT ringling DOT edu. Please be quick about it.

Thanks a ton in advance!
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Affordable (Close) Housing for Ringling Students [Mar. 10th, 2008|12:59 am]
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Hi! Just wanted to let everyone know that there are alternatives to living on campus at Ringling, whether you don't actually receive housing, can't afford it, or simply don't want to spend the money.

My partner and I have a student rental business, with over 18 houses and 60 furnished rooms for rent. We rent to 99% Ringling students, as most of our properties are 1 block away form Ringling, and are located on a complex of property all next door to each other. Some other houses that are not on the complex are only a couple of blocks away from the school, and still others are about 1/2 mile away. Our rentals are more than just a place to live, we have a funky little student community with lots of amenities. Fire pit, outdoor movie screen, (we have movie nights under the stars) pool room lounge, basketball court, community garden...ect. But one of biggest amenities is simply being able to walk, skateboard, or bike to school.

Rent per room (you always get your own room) starts at $500 per month, furnished, with all utilities included. That is $100-200 cheaper than on campus rates for 2008-2009.

Check us out at http://www.sarasotaoffcampus.com for more details and visit

http://offcampus1.myphotoalbum.com  for our picture site to see our rentals.

Thanks, and good luck to all!


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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2008|10:09 pm]
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Hello... I need to send a fax, but sadly, I do not have a fax machine. Is there a public place on campus where I can send a fax?

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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2008|08:12 am]
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[Feeling |curiouscurious]

Hello! I'm considering attending Ringling.
Actually, the only factor that causes me to consider, is the high cost! I really don't know whether I can afford a private school. I just wanted to know how everyone else is dealing with the fees. Scholarships? Student loans? Financial Aid (from Ringling?), maybe you just have a wealthy family....
Basically, I just want to know where everyone is finding money to attend Ringling & if it's truly worth it for you!

Also, I plan to live off campus (due to the cost of dorms). Has anyone else chosen this path? I'm just thinking of the pros/cons to it all.
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From an ignorant high school senior... [Feb. 19th, 2008|09:29 pm]
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[Listening to |Strawberry Fields Forever, by The Beatles]

Hiya! I'm Michelle and I just recieved my acceptance package for Ringling today. UBER EXCITEMENT!!

But I do have some concerns. I've never been in a place where with so many artists and I kind of wonder if I'll fit in. I have some of that artistic eccentricity in me, but I've also got a healthy dose of boring and normal (If that makes any sense?). I'm pretty straight-edge and I'm just not into heavy partying or recreational drug use, is that sort of thing common on campus?

Also, I have two male friends that are applying; can I request to room with them or is that a no-no (being a female)?

Thanks (:
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Drama? [Jan. 21st, 2008|10:15 pm]
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I am glad to say that I have been accepted! I’m really looking forward to coming to Ringling next fall.

Along with illustration, I’m also interested in theatre and just wanted to ask…I’ve heard that Ringling has a drama club, but nothing about what goes on in it. If someone could be so kind to tell me, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Good drawing books? [Nov. 13th, 2007|12:42 am]
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[Location |'Heart' by Do As Infinity]
[Feeling |distresseddistressed]

Okay, so it's nearing the end of the semester and I feel like I've learned absolutely nothing from my Drawing teacher. I'm kind of starting to panic, so I figure I should take matters into my own hands. Anyone know of any good educational books on Drawing? I prefer something I could get from the library, but I'm open to anything. I'm an Illustration major, if that helps any.
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A few questions from a prospective student [Oct. 25th, 2007|10:26 pm]
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I'm interested in applying to Ringling's new Advertising Design Major in the Fall as a freshman and i'm just wondering a few things:
Is it recommended that i major in this since it's a new major?

How important is having a large portfolio when i'm applying (my HS offers NO classes in graphic design and my art classes are a joke)?

And i've heard that job placement isn't that great, i'd just like to know people's experience with that.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2007|01:36 am]
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I'm going to post this again to show off some hard (and procrastinative) work from the freshman class this year since I know it's legal now. :)

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