Ringling College has more students accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition than any other institution in the country.

Every picture tells a story. Ringling students become master visual storytellers grounded in the principles of drawing, painting, color, composition, and visual communication for both traditional and electronic media. The curriculum stretches creative muscles with challenging assignments, stressing both personal expression and visual problem-solving. Students learn to create images that compel the mind and touch the heart. They demonstrate their mastery with a senior thesis project.


Illustration for Publishing

Editorial Content


Illustration for Entertainment

Greeting Card Design

Advertising and Packaging Design

Scientific/Medical Illustration

Graphic Design

Illustration for Merchandise or Entrepreneurial Projects

Studio Art


Advertising Layout Artist

Animal Sketcher

Billboard Artist

Bio-Medical Illustrator

Botanical Illustrator

Cartoon Artist

Character Development Artist

Character Sketcher

Charcoal Sketch Artist

Clip Art Designer

Comic Strip Designer

Comp Artist

Conceptual Artist/Animation

Costume Designer

Digital Illustrator

E-Learning Designer


Fabric Print Artist

Fashion Illustrator

Floral Illustrator

FormZ Artist

Imaging Specialist

Live Caricature Artist

Logo Designer

Map Illustrator

Marketing Communication Specialist


Music Video Set Painter

Music Video Stylist

Nature Illustrator

Packaging Illustrator

Pattern Creation Designer

Pet Portrait Artist

PhotoShop Artist

Point-of-Purchase Designer

Portrait Artist

Product Development Illustrator

Set Designer/Film

Set Designer/TV

Set Painter/Theater

Sign Painter

Tattoo Designer

Technical Illustrator

Textile Painter

Textile Surface Designer

Toy Designer

Video Graphics Designer

Web Animator/Illustrator