Office of the President
Message from President Larry R. Thompson
Welcome to our Creative Community!
Today, more than ever before, art and design has catapulted to international significance, influencing places, products, and people around the globe. And, as a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, you will have an amazing opportunity to impact our changing visual world far into the future.
It all starts the moment you set foot on our inviting campus. You'll feel surrounded by a creative energy that is unmatched anywhere. Our nurturing faculty - all practicing professional artists, designers, and scholars - become your mentors, challenging you to stretch the boundaries of your imagination. They take your art to places you never thought possible. You will be immersed in an environment that celebrates your artistic passion and strengthens your visual voice.
But don't take my word for it. Discover the success stories of our graduates and read about their tremendous careers. Like Academy Award Winnner Brandon Oldenburg (Illustration, 1995) and his Moonbot Studios, whose animated short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" won an Oscar for best animated short in 2012. Or alumnus Amer Kobaslija (Fine Arts, 2003) who received the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2013.
Then, take your place among the best and brightest artists and designers of tomorrow. Join our creative revolution and you'll be on your way to a brilliant future ! Ringling College of Art and Design is Shattering the Myth of the Starving Artisttm.