Alumni

Welcome Ringling College Alumni!

We are so honored to be a part of your creative career, and we are here to support and connect you long after you graduate. Let us keep you in the loop and in touch with former classmates, our extensive alumni network, career opportunities, and Ringling College news and updates.

There are so many ways to stay in touch! Attend a Ringling College alumni event, use our lifelong career services, or make a gift to support a new class of creative students. We can't wait to hear from you.

You are part of Ringling College forever! You are the reason why Ringling College is great and growing. Contact us anytime.

Office for Advancement
941.309.4733

alumni@ringling.edu


 

Alumni Benefits and Services

Find out what resources and services are available to you!

Ringling College Career Services are free for all students and graduates. Throughout your creative career, we are dedicated to connecting you with the right networks, providing you assistance with your job search, offering extensive interview and resume prep, and landing you work in your field of interest.  

College Central Network

View opportunities for graduates, update your resume (get a free review), and use additional portfolio space & link to your website. 

collegecentral.com/ringling 

 

Center for Career Services

Career assistance is free, all you need is a current Ringling account. You'll have access to 

  • EmployOn, ARTSEARCH, GOING GLOBAL
  • Recruiter Contact Information  
  • Ringling College specific tutorials and resume samples

Current students, faculty, staff and graduates from 2003 to present: Login here
(use your current Ringling College ID and Password)

Graduates without a current Ringling College user name and password, please call 941.359.7502 or email the Center for Career Services for access to this resources section.

Did you know as an alum of Ringling College you have lifetime check-out privileges at the Ringling College campus library? And starting Fall 2016, this means you'll have access to our brand new library of the future! The new library will hold our entire collection - 30% of which is currently housed off-campus - in addition to countless digital resources and collaborative work spaces to get all the information you need in once place.

Enjoy quiet study spaces or relax on one of our outdoor terraces. Grab a coffee in the library cafe and then jump into a brainstorm in the Creative Cauldron. Use our resources to study and learn in the manner that best suits you.

Download the Alumni Library Benefits PDF for all the details.

Welcome to Ringling Portfolios! The Ringling gallery is a community for current students, alumni and Ringling College faculty to share and discover creative work. By joining you'll receive updates on competitions and job postings, be noticed by employers and recruiters and gain more exposure for your work.

Learn more here.

Madeby is the exclusive on-campus gallery for current student and alumni to show and sell their work. You can participate in a group exhibition or submit for sale your one-of-a-kind and limited edition works, including: fine art, photography, prints, posters, greeting cards, original paintings, screen-printed clothing and other wearables, published books, jewelry, handmade sketch books, toys, glass, pottery, sculpture, furniture and more! This is a great way to meet other Ringling alumni and artists, gain exposure and a local following, and practice marketing and selling your work.

Learn more here.

Ringling College branded gifts and apparel are now available online from the Campus Bookstore.


 

Keep in Touch!


What's new?

We love to hear from our alumni. Share your stories, successes, and recent work. Let us know about all the amazing things you are doing now - we'd love to share your inspiring story in our campus publications! 

 

Share your news!

Want to hear about Ringling events and initiatives?

Make sure you update your information to receive the latest news and events from Ringling College.

 

Read our publications
We have added new majors and our campus is evolving all the time. You can download out latest viewbook and read current and past issues of CONTXT magazine.

View our latest publications

 


 

Come to Campus

Let us know if you're in town! We'd be delighted to arrange a special tour, a visit to the residence hall you lived in or the classrooms that changed your life, or a meeting with an instructor or staff member. Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@ringling.edu if you plan to visit campus. 

Info for visitors            Campus Event Calendar          Download a campus map

 


 

Get Involved!


Become a Ringling mentor

Ringling mentors are so valuable to us because they can speak with first hand knowledge about their experiences and education at Ringling College. Emerging artists and designers interested in pursuing art school can benefit tremendously from speaking with Ringling alumni about the value of a Ringling College education. 

Contact 941.359.7502 or talent@ringling.edu to set up your account.

Volunteer

We love our alumni volunteers, and we offer countless ways to donate your time and effort. Consider assisting with portfolio review days, hosting an event, or speaking to your local high school about Ringling College. Your expertise is invaluable to spreading the word about our programs.

Alumni Volunteer Form

Give Back

You can make a Ringling College education a reality for emerging artists and designers by contributing to the scholarship fund or to any special project that mirrors your passion. We offer many ways to contribute and to specify what projects, initiatives, and funds you'd like to support. Your generosity makes us what we are today.

Learn more

 


 

Alumni Events & Gallery

We always encourage alumni and friends to attend both our on-campus and nation-wide events. Here's a look at what's coming up:



RINGLING COLLEGE 2017 SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITIONS

May 1 – 11, 2017

ALL CAMPUS GALLERIES

Opening Receptions: Tuesday, May 9, 5–8 pm

Ringling College seniors are pleased to present their final projects in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions. View work in all media by graduating artists and designers in the campus galleries from Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 11.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Catered receptions with live Reggae music will take place in the campus galleries on Tuesday, May 9 from 5–8 pm.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS BY DEPARTMENT:

  • Advertising and Graphic Design

Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

  • Business of Art and Design

Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center

 

 

  • Illustration

Lois and David Stulberg Gallery in the Basch Visual Art Center
Willis Smith Gallery in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Gallery in the Arland and Sally Christ-Janer Center

  • Interior Design

Patricia Thompson Gallery in the Keating Center

  • Fine Arts 

Crossley Gallery

  • Photography and Imaging

Judy Hughes Studio next to Crossley Gallery

 

ONE NIGHT SCREENINGS:

  • Game Art

Larry R. Thompson Auditorium and Lobby. Friday, April 28, Time to be announced

  • Computer Animation: Saturday, April 29 off campus. **Tickets by Invitation Only
  • Motion Design Screening

Goldstein Library, Third Floor Terrace, Friday, May 5. Time to be announced

  • Film Screenings

Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium, Tuesday, May 9, 5–7 pm

 

View Gallery  View Alumni Exhibitions

 


News

 

Ringling is on the move!
Currently, Ringling College is undergoing some major updates, both on campus and in the community. We are mid-construction on the Sarasota Museum of Art and a brand new library, and a new campus visual arts center, 30,000 square foot soundstage, and production studio are underway!

See our initiatives

 


 

 

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