Bachelor of Fine Arts

Student Work


Use traditional and digital media and techniques to communicate messages in your own voice.

As you place pencil to paper, an idea begins to form. Then, using the fundamentals of your art - drawing, painting, color, composition, visual concepts and media - you begin to visually communicate your message in your own personal style and artistic voice. At the heart of every illustration, there is a story to be told, a problem to be solved or a point of view to be expressed.

At Ringling College of Art and Design, you will learn technical skills in a variety of media while developing the conceptual talents that will help you to visually convey your message. Whether your career lies in print, electronic media, in film or in multimedia environments, your illustrations will serve to stimulate the mind and spark the imagination - all the while communicating their inherent message.

Computer Animation

Illest of Ill 2012

Play the video above to see what inspires our Illustrators. Video Credits: Director - Sean Benson • Camera Operators - Jon Goehring and Sean Benson • GoPro Timelapses - Harrison Stagner • Editor - Josh Saideman

Video Gallery

Illustration Demo Night 2012

by Ringling College

See what inspires us.

Illest of Ill 2012
An Illustrator at Ringling College

Ringling College Dominates Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Scholarship Competition

Ringling College continued to dominate the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in 2012. Of over 8,000 pieces entered from universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada, only 253 were selected, including 31 from Ringling College students. 

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Illustration Alumnus Wins Academy Award

Moonbot studios and its co-founder, Ringling College Illustration alumnus Brandon Oldenburg, captured the Oscar for Best Animated Short. 

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