Ringling College of Art and Design Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1)
RCAD is a great school if you have the cash to afford it's $45k/year price tag, or if you are so skilled that you are guaranteed to land a well-paying job after graduation. It really can't be overstated how important it is to be cognizant of how so much student loan debt will affect you once school, and deferment, is over. With that said, Ringling has some stellar programs. It has some not-so-stellar ones as well, so do your research. Always compare departments, not colleges. The big star is Computer Animation, boasting an impressive record of alumni now working at well-known animation studios like Disney-Pixar, Dreamworks, and Laika. The program is rigorous and by far the most demanding program of them all. Other great programs include Graphic and Interactive Communications, and Illustration. The school has a ton of resources, Wacom Cintiq labs, photo studios, a fantastic library, extensive fine arts studios, 3-d printers, laser cutters, and much more. If you've got the resources, go for it.