Get your Student Ready

    Preparing for art college
    The best way for a student to prepare for art college is to take as many art classes as possible. The more, the better! Obviously, they should take advantage of whatever classes are offered at the high school. Availability of art classes can vary, and budget cuts have affected the arts in many school. Other options include:

    • Many local art museums and art associations offer non-credit instruction at all levels to diverse age groups.

    • Community Colleges usually allow high school students to take their courses on a dual-enrollment basis.

    • Many art colleges offer residential and non-residential, long- and short-term courses for high school students during the summer months. Summer programs not only provide concentrated instruction leading to the creation of portfolio-ready work, but also a preview of life as a college art student. For information about Ringling's summer program, visit