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June 29 - July 26, 2014

JUMP START your future and see for yourself what it’s like to study, live and create at one of the nation’s most prestigious colleges of art and design.  For more than 20 years, the Ringling College of Art and Design PreCollege Perspective has offered talented high school students a chance to live the art school experience and take on the rigors of a college-level visual arts curriculum.

PreCollege Perspective 2014 Catalog (pdf to download)

PreCollege Perspective Online Application - 2014
A complete application for PreCollege Perspective includes this online application and ONE PreCollege Teacher Recommendation - see below.

PreCollege Teacher Recommendation 
Please use this interactive form. A letter may be written in lieu of this form, and may be submitted by mail, fax [941.955.8801] or by email to

PreCollege Perspective Need-Based Scholarships. 
We no longer are accepting applications for financial assistance through Ringling College of Art and Design.

Secure Online Payment Form

For accepted students: use this form to submit full or partial payment of tuition and fees by VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Award Winners from PreCollege Perspective 2013.  Each student receives a $5000 scholarship good toward their first-years tuition at Ringling College of Art and Design:

Scholarships for Academic Excellence:  Sean Esser, Michael Filipek, Crina Magalio and Tessa Pray.
Student Leadership Initiative Scholarships:  Kiana Hamm and Hailey Williams.

Students from around the country and abroad come together to study the arts in a four-week intensive, residential program while earning college credit.  They live together, learn together, and experience a summer of discovery, growth and exploration.  

The PreCollege Perspective Program offers the best parts of the art college experience: in-depth studio instruction in five fundamental art and design courses, major-specific immersion workshops in chosen areas of media study, and exciting social activities that balance your summer studies with fun on a beautiful Southwest Florida campus.

You’ll leave with an understanding of college-level work, a stronger portfolio for college admission and scholarships, and lasting friendships with others who share your passion for the arts.  Your PreCollege experience will help bring into focus your long-term career goals as an artist or designer.

From Here to There
The PreCollege Perspective Program is an unforgettable summer experience designed to 
help you succeed with your transition to college. We give you the tools for a strong 
portfolio of work, opening doors to college admissions, scholarships, and other long-term career goals.  Representatives from Admissions and the Center for Career Services walk 
you through the steps of portfolio preparation and the college application process.  They 
are available to provide information and answer your questions about future 
career options in art and design.  At the completion of the program, you will receive a narrative faculty evaluation and critique notes with suggestions for refinement, recommendations for inspiration, and a technical skills assessment.

Student Exhibition and PreCollege Awards
PreCollege culminates in a student exhibition for family and friends and a final certificate ceremony where students are recognized for their accomplishments.  Top students from PreCollege Perspective are awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward their first-year tuition 
at Ringling College of Art and Design.  In 2012, we awarded four scholarships of 
$5,000 each to those with the highest academic achievement, and two additional 
$5,000 Student Life Leadership Initiative Scholarships.

Click Here to Discover Ringling.  Want to get an up-close and personal look inside the Ringling College campus?  Listen to current degree-program students as they talk about 
life both in and out of class and explore Sarasota.

PreCollege Perspective Class of 2012

©2012 Maria Lyle Photography

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Ringling College of Art and Design
Continuing Studies and Special Programs
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
phone: 941.955.8866
fax: 941.955.8801