Hollywood Reporter Ranks Ringling College as One of the 25 Best Films Schools in the World

The Hollywood Reporter has ranked Ringling College as one of the ’25 Best Film Schools’ in the world (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/25-best-film-schools-rankings-215714) The Hollywood Reporter consulted industry insiders, executives, filmmakers and film school graduates and asked them to rate each school based upon alumni, cost, facilities, industry access and strength of faculty.

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Ringling Digital Film Dept. Head Bradley Battersby (L) and Werner Herzog (R) with class Photo: Rich Schineller

Ringling Digital Film Dept. Head Bradley Battersby (L) and Werner Herzog (R) with class Photo: Rich Schineller

It is especially gratifying to be ranked as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 best film schools in their first inaugural list as we have just graduated our first four-year students.

Sarasota, FL & Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that the Hollywood Reporter has ranked Ringling College as being one of the ’25 Best Film Schools’ in the world. In creating the list the Hollywood Reporter consulted industry insiders, executives, filmmakers and film school graduates and asked them to rate each school based upon alumni, cost, facilities, industry access and strength of faculty.

“It is especially gratifying to be ranked as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 best film schools in their first inaugural list as we have just graduated our first four-year students from the Digital Film Program this May,” said Dr. Larry M. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design. “Enrollment in our Digital Film Program has doubled each year in the four years since its inception and we continuously update and expand upon our curriculum and opportunity offerings, including the build-out of our new on-campus professional post production facility this year.

Ringling ranked number 23 out of the top 25 on the Hollywood Reporter’s list. The full article and rankings can be viewed at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/25-best-film-schools-rankings-215714. Detailed information on Ringling College of Art and Design’s Digital Film Program is available at http://www.ringling.edu/DF.214.0.html.

Recent Ringling graduate and Trustee Scholar in the Digital Film Program, Jason Letkiewicz, was quoted in the Hollywood Reporter article as saying that “Ringling helped me transform from just a kid who liked playing with cameras into a true, narrative storyteller. It is too early to tell how much of a career impact it has had, but I'm only three months out of an undergrad film school and have had meetings with producers at MTV, IFC, AMC and Screen Gems.”

About Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 13 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Business of Art & Design. Located in Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the picturesque 47-acre campus now includes more than 100 buildings, and enrolls 1,320 students from 46 states and 46 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. http://www.Ringling.edu

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