CONTXT Magazine

    CONTXT, the official magazine of Ringling College of Art and Design, focuses on students and alumni, campus culture, and the Ringling College community.

    In CONTXT, you'll discover the convergence of art and design with exciting, successful careers and you'll be shown a world of visually rich artwork, intriguing student and alumni profiles, and inspiring stories of our visiting artists, exciting partnerships, and news from within our 14 majors. CONTXT shines the spotlight on student life and gives our students a voice by capturing the experience of being a Ringling College student—before and after graduation—by transporting you digitally to our campus.

    Touted as the "Most Wired" campus in the US, we are pleased to once again be at the forefront of technology and deliver CONTXT to you in a free iPad edition—a format that is interactive, rich with content, and fresh. The free iPad edition includes images, videos, hyperlinks and other multimedia features. You may download the app via Apple's Newsstand. 

    CONTXT is published biannually by the Office of the President of Ringling College of Art and Design. It is designed and produced entirely in-house by the Ringling College Design Center. 


    To download a PDF version of CONTXT, please click on one of the issues below:

    Fall 2014

    Spring 2014

    Fall 2013

    Spring 2013


    Please see below for answers to some important FAQs regarding the iPad version of CONTXT:

    Q: How do I get the CONTXT app?
    A: You can easily download CONTXT for iPad from Apple's Newsstand by clicking here

    Q: What content is included in the app? 
    A: The app includes the latest complete issue of CONTXT magazine, for free. Each digital edition of CONTXT also offers bonus content such as videos, hyperlinks, interactive content and more.

    Q: Does the issue expire? 
    A: No. Once you download an issue you will have access to the content from the app for as long as you keep the app.

    Q: If I only want the app, and no longer want the print version, what should I do?
    A: Email us at with a request to remove your name from our mailing list. Please include your full name and mailing address.

    Q: Is iPad access included for international subscribers of the print version or for those who do not receive the print version?
    A: Yes. CONTXT is free and available for anyone, regardless of location. You do not need to be on our mailing list to download and view CONTXT

    Q: How will I know when the next issue of CONTXT is available for download?
    A: CONTXT offers subscriptions for free. Once downloaded from Apple's Newsstand, you will have the option to "subscribe." If you choose this option, you will automatically be notified when a new issue is available for download. 

    Q: Can I share the digital issue with friends? 
    A: Absolutely! You can easily send your friends a link to where they can download the issue themselves. When viewing the issue on your device, tap the icon in the top right corner (the one with three small dots). A menu will drop down with options to send an email or a text message. When you select one of these options, the title of the current page you are viewing in the app along with a link to the app store will be sent to your recipient. 

    Q: Will the app run on my iPhone/Android/BlackBerry smartphone?
    A: CONTXT is currently not available for iPhone/Android/Blackberry smartphones. The app is currently only available for all iPad devices, including iPad Mini. 

    For assistance, support and/or questions, please email