Looking for a unique and personalized program to help you bridge the gap between creativity and business design management? The Business of Art and Design major at Ringling College is for you. Master the skills of a project management degree and business design management all rolled into one. Explore the principles of marketing and design, production management, and learn to collaborate with others. Our students start their careers equipped with a multifaceted skill set that allows maximum adaptability in the professional world. Business of Art and Design grads are redefining what ‘business’ means today; the need to pivot, adapt, design, refine, and problem solve. They go on to freelance and work for companies around the world including DreamWorks, Panasonic, Deloitte, Feld Entertainment, and Pixar.
Business of Art and Design
Creativity meets business management in this BA program.
Looking for a unique and personalized program to help you bridge the gap between creativity and business design management? The Business of Art and Design major at Ringling College is for you.
Master the skills of a project management degree and business design management all rolled into one. Explore the principles of marketing and design, production management, and learn to collaborate with others. Our students start their careers equipped with a multifaceted skill set that allows maximum adaptability in the professional world. Business of Art and Design grads are redefining what ‘business’ means today; the need to pivot, adapt, design, refine, and problem solve. They go on to freelance and work for companies around the world including DreamWorks, Panasonic, Deloitte, Feld Entertainment, and Pixar.
Through exclusive interviews with entertainment attorneys and studio executives at various media powerhouses (Warner Bros, National Geographic, DreamWorks Animation, HBO), Legal Limbo: The Intersection of Law and Storytelling explores the ever-changing legal dynamics of various creative sectors within Hollywood’s multibillion dollar media and entertainment industry, including exclusive insight into entertainment law, film and television, intellectual property, and emerging trends and innovations that will leave a lasting impact for years to come. This senior thesis project was produced by Emily Fritz, class of 2020.
This project takes business strategy to the global stage. Students conduct global industry and market research to develop a business proposal for a new retail, dining, or entertainment venue in a country of their choosing. Land of Oz, produced by Iana Prakheeva and Emily Fritz, brings the magic of the Wizard of Oz to life in Canterbury, England.
This senior thesis project put creative business skills into practice for a real-world client. In a partnership with the Lewis Foundation, senior Pablo Murray-Campbell coordinated the production of two visual novels and devised a strategy to transform a game development startup into a scalable and sustainable business. Pixie Dusk will operate as the first major independent studio to consistently develop and self publish high quality English-language visual novels.
Want to know everything a production manager does behind the scenes? This thesis book by Yu Ting Lin, class of 2018, takes readers on the journey from pre-production to distribution. Go behind the scenes of the animated short, Magical Mom.
With a mission of reducing the length of stay for “less adoptable pets,” this initiative proposed five interconnected programs: a social media plan, event plan, volunteer program, mobile shelter plan, and a new facility plan for the client, Bishop Animation Shelter, a local non-profit organization. This project was produced in second year Business of Art and Design Class, Project Management.
This client project was produced by second and third year students in the Business program. Tasked with exploring new approaches to communicating and delivering the brand promise, the findings presented here by the research team ultimately informed the creative strategies behind three campaigns that were pitched to hotel ownership at the end of the spring 2019 semester.
Graduates of this BA degree program find success across industries as production coordinators, new product managers, marketing managers, brand strategists, backstage managers, and creative entrepreneurs. You will find them anywhere business and creativity intersect!
Sarah transferred to the Business of Art and Design program to work with artists. Here, she fell in love with animation, and her internship and thesis experience only deepened her desire to work in the industry. Knowing that creative giants such as Walt Disney Animation Studios also need business-minded managers, she applied for a position and was accepted. Now with Pixar, Sarah is excited to take her career to the next level.
Since graduating in 2015, Keith has worked in the costume department on two seasons of Mozart in the Jungle and costume designed actor Justin Long’s web series. The Business of Art and Design program taught him how to work as a creative thinker and manager, concepting ideas, presenting them, and supporting them with research and analysis.
These valuable skills empower Keith to work in many different creative fields—which he continues to do as a Creative Freelancer.
For Nada, making sure she has job opportunities has always been a priority. So, when it came time, she enrolled at Ringling College as a Business of Art and Design major where she learned to think creatively and strengthen her skills as a creative strategist. Upon graduation, Nada was offered a strategy internship at Deloitte Digital in New York. The internship turned into a full-time associate strategist position by the end of the summer.
Wendy Oliva ‘15
Assistant Marketing Manager and Show Coordinator
Juki America, Inc.
Alexandra R. Tibbe ‘14
Freelance Film Production
Art Department, Prop Master, and Art Director Assistant
Ayu Saraswati ’14
Product Owner - Digital Strategy
Pablo Murray-Campbell, ‘20
Blue Mammoth Games
Iana Prakheeva, ‘20
Ally Sage ‘16
DreamWorks TV Animation
Daisy Lora ‘16
Freelance Producer and Unit Production Manager
Film and Entertainment
Keith Nielsen ‘15
Costume and Prop Designer
Siouxsie Connor ’13
Marketing and Graphic Art
Nazanin Varasteh ‘14
Senior Brand and Marketing Manager
Sarah McCauley ‘12
Associate Marketing Manager
Game Developers Conference (GDC)
Agneta Ramoskaite ‘13
Monster Jam at Feld Entertainment
Macenzie Meggison ‘ 17
ddc domus design collection
Andy Angstadt '14
Taylor A. Reed ‘12
MR Melty, LLC
Lisa M. Szaraz ‘13
Garden City Pets
Lauren Huber ‘14
Proposal Coordinator, Business Development