As with any career path, getting a job is a job. The Center for Career Services’ personnel at Ringling College of Art and Design are available to help students with career preparation when a student seeks assistance.

In addition to talent and persistence, the utilization of the Center for Career Services' programs and resources should result in the first step towards a successful career in the world of art and design.

The list below indicates the types of career paths which could be pursued upon graduation from Ringling College of Art and Design as a Fine Arts major.

Some of these occupations may require additional training, certification, education or experience. The Center for Career Services can provide information and resources relating to these career options.

Popular Career Options in Fine Arts:

  1. Exhibiting Artist 
  2. Gallery Owner/ Director
  3. Professional Printer / Print Shop Assistant
  4. Management Museums, Galleries, Fine Art Presses, Foundries and Institutions
  5. Visiting Artist / Artist-in-Residence
  6. Foundry Worker / Welder
  7. Art Critic / Writer
  8. Art Association Director or Assistant
  9. Art Supply Consultant / Demonstrator / Sales Representative
  10. Teaching / Instructor

Ringling College hosts dozens of recruiters annually from the biggest name companies around the country. While on campus, these recruiters typically offer a presentation open to students in all class years which details what they are looking for in potential new hires. In addition, they review portfolios and interview prospective employees and interns.

Information on upcoming recruiter visits is posted on College Central. As a Ringling College student, you can set up an account on our system to post your resumé, and search 1000's of part-time, full-time, and temporary employment opportunities and internships. There is no cost for this service and our resources are available to you when you become a Ringling College graduate from wherever and whenever needed.

We think you'll agree with dozens of recruiters around the country that Ringling College students and alumni are ready for the workforce!

Visit the Ringling College Fine Arts Alumni Blog for more information on what our alumni are up to.  

For more information on careers for Fine Arts, see the proof.

Some examples of where Fine Arts Alumni have been hired: 

Primary Business Organization Name  -   Position

Agape Studio - Art therapist

The University of Mississippi - Gallery Coordinator

Andersen Construction Co., Inc. - Risk Management

Arizona State University - Assistant Professor

Museum of Florida History - Museum Exhibit Designer

Art Institute of Atlanta - Professor

City of Gladstone - Arts Coordinator

Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc. - Art Conservation Technician

Imaging Spectrum - Fine Art Printing Specialist

Brenau University - Professor of Fine Arts

Bronzart Foundry, Inc. - Metal chaser/foundry supervisor

CBS Broadcast Center - Scenic Artist for CBS

CEA Marketing, Inc - Art Director

Charles A. Dana Foundation - Asst Project Manager

George Mason University - Director of Admissions

Grimmy Inc. - Art Director

SMart Castings and Sculpture Services - Owner, Creative Director

Sarasota Visual Art - CEO

Hartley Johnson Productions - Producer/Director

Doyle Crane Fine Art - Principal

Jeff Bailey Gallery - Artist

John & Mable Ringling Museum - Conservationist

Kansas State University - User Interface Strategist

School of Visual Arts - M.F.A. Degree

Barrow Art - Gallery Director and Owner

Mack b Gallery - Owner

Mashantucket Pequot Museum - Conservator

Memphis College of Art - Creative Director

N.A.S.A, Kennedy -Graphic Arts Dept./Visual Office

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Adjunct Faculty

James J. Peters VA Medical Center - Maxillofacial Prosthetics Technician

Norwich University - M.F.A. Degree

New York University - Visiting Artist Coordinator/Teacher

CIA - Design Consultant

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery - Staff

Claremont University - M.F.A. Degree

Cleveland Museum of Art - Art Conservation/Restoration

Getty Museum - Handler

Yale University - M.F.A. Degree

Rafael Fuchs - Set Designer

Dickey Studios - Sculptor

Greene Contemporary Gallery - Fine Artist

Edit One - Graphic Artist

Avi Binur - Artist’s Assistant

Feld Entertainment - Assistant Art Director

USF - Employee

Chief Exhibitions Coordinator - Art Center Sarasota

Jorge Blanco Sculpture, LLC - Fine Art Studio Management

New York University - M.F.A. Degree

Self employed Stop Motion Animator