The Ringling College Design Center Internship class provides students with the opportunity to work on "real world" projects. The course is designed to enhance the Graphic Design department's curriculum - building upon its theoretical aspects - by bringing to the students a practical understanding and knowledge of print, interactive, multimedia design, technology and professionalism. The Design Center experience allows the student the opportunity to work on all phases of a project from initial meeting with the client to final presentation and implementation.
To see if your organization's project qualifies for free design services, the following will be considered:
- The project must meet curriculum needs as established by the Design Center, which are in keeping with current trends in design and design education.
- The organization for whom the project is produced must be for the "good of the community at large."
- The client must allow the student to have creative freedom.
- The client must be willing to participate in the Design Brief process with the student designer.
- The client must have sufficient budget to print, or produce the project.
- The client must be fully committed to produce the project -- it should not be a "spec" project.
- Design projects that are done as "gratis" (no design fee), must be for registered not-for-profit (501-C3) organizations.
- All expenses expended on behalf of the client (printouts, research materials, comping materials, etc.) will be billed to the client.
- Full design credit should be given to the student designer, and to Ringling College of Art and Design, on all printed or electronic materials.
- Because significant (Ringling College staff and faculty) resources are expended on each project, there should be public release (P.R.) that gives design credit to Ringling College, as appropriate.
- The project must be able to be designed and produced within one school year semester, so the student can get a grade by the end of the semester.
- Each client is asked to give feedback on the student designer's professionalism, so a grade can be established in cooperation with Design Center faculty.
If your organization qualifies, please contact the Design Center at: