Ringling College of Art and Design

About Ringling College of Art and DesignRingling College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit fully-accredited college founded in 1931. Nestled on a picturesque, 49-acres on the gulf coast of Florida, the College is home to nearly 1400 students. Ringling College offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ten disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College's rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.Ringling College offers a BFA in 10 programs:Computer AnimationCreative WritingFilmFine ArtsGame ArtGraphic DesignIllustrationInterior DesignMotion DesignPhotography & ImagingRingling College offers a BA in two programs:Business of Art & DesignVisual StudiesStudent BodyRingling College students come from over 65 countries and nearly every state in the US. At Ringling, we welcome international dialogue and foster respect and inclusion because inspiration and creativity don't thrive in a vacuum--the best artists and designers inspire and engage with the global community. We also encourage students to take advantage of our many international programs to study abroad and work with artists and businesses from around the world, preparing you to work in today's global world.2016-17 AwardsRingling College has received national acclaim for the work of its students, graduates, and faculty. In the last academic year, it has been honored with following:Computer Animation: #1 School in the South, #3 School in the US, Winner of the school's 12th Student Academy AwardBusiness of Art and Design: Essay Award Winner by Tampa Bay Consular CorpsFilm: Named a Top 20 Film in the US, Department Head Named Variety's Mentor of the YearFine Arts: Winner at Jena Fulldome Festival and Fulldome UKGame Art: Finalist at 2017 E3 Game Competition, #8 Game Design School in the USGraphic Design: 2017 District ADDY Awards, GDUSA Names Two Students "Students to Watch", Named Top Design School in the USIllustration: Most Student Works Accepted Into Society of Illustrators of Any Other SchoolInterior Design: Winner of SPC Design Competition, Winner of Robert Bruce Thompson National Lighting CompetitionMotion Design: Adobe Design Achievement Grand Prize, 2017 National ADDY Award, D&AD New Blood Wood Pencil AwardPhotography & Imaging: Scholarships Awarded from International Center for Photography Campus & FacilitiesRingling College aims to stay at the forefront of technology and resources for emerging artists and designers. That's why we invest in our facilities. In 2017, the College opened three new buildings:Alfred R. Goldstein Library: 46,000 sq ft library with computer labs stocked with Cintiqs, Macs, and PCs, a special collections center, an academic resource center, three terraces, quiet spaces and collaborative spaces, a cafe, and 24/7 access for students.Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center: the first building of this center opened in spring 2017. The facility offers a hot and cold hot shop for glass, fabrication facilities for woodworking, 3D printing, and metal fabrication, and a new campus gallery, the Lois and David Stulberg Gallery.Ringling Studios: a collaboration with Semkhor Networks, this 36,000 sq ft facility offers two giant soundstages and a post production facility with three smaller soundstages, a Foley Studio, editing suites, dubbing bays, and more.Over 70% of students choose to live on campus. Ringling College is breaking ground on a new student residence hall in June 2017 to accommodate the growing student body.

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Private, Coed 1931 N/A Semester $40.7 million + 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234 (941) 351-5100
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Florida Sarasota 908