Southwest FL – At the January luncheon the Military Officers Association of Sarasota we enjoyed a very informative presentation on Ringling College of Art and Design given by VP for Advancement Stacy Corley.
She discussed many aspects of the College to include their varied curriculum. A BA or BFA is available in 14 different majors with 9 different minors. She featured two videos in her presentation; one showing life at the college and the area, and the second, a senior thesis animated short story demonstrating the value of creativity.
The student body is from 57 countries, 44 states, 4 Commonwealths & territories, with 36% Floridians. There are over 40 veteran students and several veterans on staff. Ringling’s tuition was $42,000 for 2019-2020 school year, and over 90% of the students receive some form of financial aid.
Almost 70% of the students live on campus as the studies are very intense and students use the computer labs at all hours.
Ringling students have received 14 Student Academy Awards; the school is rated as the #1 Game Art school in the US, and #3 in the world; one of the Top 16 Film Schools; #2 in the US for Illustration & #2 for Animation; Graphic Design USA named Ringling a Top Design school; and US News and World Report named Ringling ‘The Most Wired Campus in America’.
MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers with over 380,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com