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If your child is considering an education in the visual arts, congratulations! You've raised a talented, imaginative individual who is poised to become part of the explosive creative economy. Nearly 3 million Americans are employed in the arts. That represents one in 70 jobs! For more information about careers and the impact of art and design on the world economy, visit www.proof.ringling.edu.

Regardless of whether they are artists themselves, many parents tell us that they are unsure about how to help their sons or daughters navigate the process of applying to an art college, and especially, developing an art portfolio. Detailed information about portfolio preparation is available in the "Students" section of this website. Encourage your son or daughter to read it carefully, and to contact us if they have questions. We're here to help!