New Buildings


Expanding the campus is about more than buildings. It’s about the magic that happens inside them, around them, and because of them.

It’s about places that spark curiosity and bring imagination to life.

It's about space to build, explore, and work together.

Ringling College of Art and Design is growing—as is our commitment to you: our friends, supporters, neighbors, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We are laying down roots in the region and opening up spaces for growth, creativity, and dialogue.

In 2017, we are excited to open three new facilities:

Alfred R. Goldstein Library
Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center
Ringling College Soundstage Complex


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Ringling Studios Soundstage and Post Production Complex

It’s no surprise Ringling College has repeatedly been named "One of the Top Film Schools in America" by The Hollywood Reporter. Why? Because we are backing up our commitment to our growing film program with a 36,000 square foot professional soundstage and post production complex.

Sprawling the length of a city block, the new facility will comprise 25,000 square feet of soundstage spaces and over 5,000 square feet of post production spaces, including editing suites, dubbing bays, faculty offices, a private screening room, and a Foley sound effects stage.

The first of its kind in our area, this complex will build upon our existing Ringling College Studio Laboratory in partnership with Semkhor Inc. The Studio Lab is a groundbreaking program that brings film professionals to Sarasota who work hand in hand with Ringling students to provide real world experience on real world media productions.

The Post Production Studio was made possible by the generosity of the County of Sarasota and various community donors who love film; the Soundstages were a result of a collaboration with Semkhor, a private company interested in Ringling College and its students.

Studio A - Open
Studio B - Opening this summer
Post Production Facilities - Opening Fall 2017


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Alfred R. Goldstein Library

Who says libraries should be quiet? Our new, modern Goldstein Library invites you to tackle group projects, spark creative conversation, do research, and "work out loud." And the experience is yours to create. Here, the furniture is moveable, the workstations adaptable, and the space entirely customizable.

This $20 million, state-of-the art facility is also designed to adapt and grow with technologies to come, so we can always provide the most advanced, professional tools for the project you have in mind. And at 46,000 square feet, we have ample room for our extensive collection, comprised currently of over 65,000 books and periodicals.

Stop by, pick a quiet corner on our third floor—or start a brainstorming session on the second. Or grab a cup of coffee on the first.  It’s your library, so make it yours.

Made possible by a generous lead gift from Alfred R. Goldstein, the generous support of the Ringling College Library Association, and the leadership of Carolyn Johnson and Isabel Norton that galvanized the support of our amazing local community.




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Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center

The new Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center is designed and built to accommodate hands-on fabrication and art-making with its facilities for glass (hot shop and cold shop), woodworking, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital fabrication. While the exterior is visually stunning, the interior is designed for robust use—maximizing space, equipment, and collaboration.

This architecturally significant addition sits at the center of campus, reminding everyone that irrespective of major, our students are artists first and foremost. Created with both our students and community in mind, the Visual Arts Center will house our newest campus gallery, along with many viewing areas to witness our artists in action.  

Made possible through a generous leadership donation by long-time friends and supporters of Ringling College Richard and Barbara Basch, and other community art lovers.




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