You have just taken the first step towards joining our Creative Community. Whether you are a student who has just applied for admission, an accepted student, or a parent or family member, we welcome you to this special website designed to provide you a variety of "insider" information to help prepare for life at Ringling College of Art and Design.

We think you will soon discover what makes Ringling College of Art and Design one of the country’s premier colleges of art and design. The College is recognized internationally for providing an exceptional professional arts education that blends tradition with the latest in technology and innovation - all on a distinctive campus environment. Our special visually oriented Liberal Arts courses are designed to enrich your mind and your art. Our community - Sarasota, Florida - is a rich cultural environment that inspires creativity.

Most of all, you will experience the personal attention and dedication of our faculty - all practicing professional artists, designers and scholars - as they help you express your passion and prepare you for your career after graduation.

Your next four years will be a time of great transformation … about what you dream to become for the next 40 years. Look beyond the obvious and ask yourself, "What if ...?" We look forward to you joining our community. The next step is yours …

Dr. Larry R. Thompson