lady-dolorosa said: Hiya! I'm going into sophomore year and hoping to become an animator. I was wondering what you have to say about Ringling? I got to peak at it and one of their current computer animation students showed me your thesis film (which was absolutely amazing). What was it like going to learn animation there?
Hi, lady-dolorosa! I’m so glad you liked my film! Thank you!
To answer your Ringling curiosity: the curriculum is VERY demanding and there’s no room for typical college shenanigans like tailgate parties or Spring Break in Cancun. It’s just you, your massive workload, some like-minded, equally-nerdy animation friends, and the hoodie you end up wearing everyday because the labs are freezing. But hey- nothing good comes without sacrifice. If you’re obsessively driven and don’t mind being perpetually overworked, its worth considering, especially if you love the medium and want to break into CG films. You learn all parts of the pipeline and get a well-rounded education for sure. Other schools like CalArts or Sheridan might segue easier into 2D and TV animation- but its possible to get that sort of background from Ringling as well. It just takes a little extra… assertion on your part.