Center for Career Services

Career Services for Life.

No matter where you are in your career, we have resources to help. For Ringling students and alumni, we offer training and career preparation services, such as job search strategies, resume reviewing, interview training, and portfolio building. We bring recruiters from the top creative companies around the world to deliver presentations and interview students. Attend career events, ask questions, and get the information you need to make thoughtful choices about your future.

Want to take a look at part-time or freelance jobs that are currently posted in your field? Ringling College uses College Central Network®, the nation’s leading network for art and design college job seekers, with over 10,000 registered employers posting opportunities for students just like you! So you can see what recruiters and companies are looking for right now.


Career Services
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Turning passion into profession

Make yourself at home

Start Here to Connect with Your Career Services

Access Ringling branded documents and outstanding resources available on your College Central account. Create and upload your resume for online review and assistance. Add your best work to the free portfolio section. Search My Schools Jobs where clients who are looking for students and/or alumni from Ringling College post their opportunities!

Log into College Central Network® (CCN).

Recruiter presentations

Get a sneak peek into what it’s like to work at Disney, Hasbro, Sony, DreamWorks, Hallmark, and nearly 100 other top creative companies through our ongoing series of on-campus recruiter presentations (spoiler alert: it’s pretty cool).

All Career events are included on your College Central account. Join the Center for Career Services group on Ringling or your Corq App to find out who, what, when and where they are.

Request one-on-one career counseling

This just so happens to be our specialty. Our experienced staff members are always available to help you on your path to success. That may be an early step, such as navigating the job search and resume prep, or big decisions later down the road, like evaluating job offers and graduate schools. Let’s make a date to discuss your future. 


In addition to Scheduled appointments, we also have daily “Pop-In” times available on Zoom Monday through Thursday from 1:30-4:00 pm. Sign into the Ringling Portal or your College Central Network® account for appointment scheduler and pop-in Zoom links.

Attend Food for Thought workshops or our annual Career Insight event

Join us for Food for Thought sessions during the lunch hour designed to help you in your job search, enhance your professional skill set, and build a plan for your future. Just bring your lunch, and we’ll provide the rest.


Plan your professional day for the exciting Career Insight events. From school to careers, Ringling College alumni and other professionals provide inspirational talks, networking opportunities, and feedback on your portfolio.

Employers love Ringling College

“I was extremely impressed by the level of professionalism at Ringling College. The high standards the staff hold for themselves are best represented through the exceptional quality of work being done by their talented students.”

Derek Esparza

Senior Animator, Sony Pictures Imageworks

“It was an absolute pleasure coming to Ringling College. The students were great and their portfolios/reels are awesome—some of the best I’ve seen coming out of universities nationwide!”

Matthew Schulz

Senior Account Manager, Virtuos Games

We host around 100 recruiters from the top creative businesses and brands in the world every year to deliver presentations, meet emerging talented artists and designers, and review portfolios. 

So, what can you do with an art and design degree?

A better question is, what can’t you do? Explore a few career options for each major below or read about what our faculty and staff have to say about what you can do with an art degree.

Business of Art + Design

Account Manager
Art Center Director
Business Owner
Communications Director
Consumer Insights Manager
Creative Assets Manager
Creative Coordinator
Creative Marketing Strategist
Creative Advertising Coordinator
Design Manager
Design Studio Owner
Digital Campaign Strategist
Film Production Manager
Film Production Assistant
Gallery Owner / Director
Marketing Consultant
Marketing Manager
Media Services Manager
Online Strategy Specialist
Production Manager
Production Coordinator
Project Manager
Social Media Manager

Graphic Design

Advertising Designer
App Designer
Art Director
Art Educator
Automotive Graphic Artist
Book Designer / Interactive
Brand Consultant
Brand Development Designer
Campaign Project Strategist
Catalog Designer
Computer Production Artist
Conceptual Designer
Corporate Marketing Designer
Creative Director
Creative Imaging Coordinator
Creative Marketing Director
Creative Services Manager
Communications Director
Design Director – Print Media
Designer Manager
Digital Image Artist
Digital Production Artist
Direct Marketing Designer
Editorial Designer 
Electronic Production Artist
Environmental Designer
Executive Web Producer
Exhibit Planner / Designer
Experience Design Strategist
Freelance Event Designer
Global Brand Manager
Graph Generation Specialist
Graphic Designer
Graphics Marketing Director
Image Design Director
Information Designer
Interactive Production Artist
Interactive Creative Director
Interactive Media Designer
Lead Web Designer
Licensing Production Artist
Logo Designer
Map Designer (Cartographer)
Marketing Artist
Marketing Presentation Artist
Marketing Graphics Director
Marketing Specialist 
Media Production Specialist
Mobile Application Designer
Mobile Web Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Art Director
Multimedia Services Manager
Online Experience Designer
Online Media Designer
Packaging Designer
Photo Art Director / Editor
Point of Purchase Designer
Pre-Press Graphic Designer
Print Media Design Director
Product Art Director
Product Designer / Illustrator
Production Manager
Production Specialist
Project Manager
Promotional Designer
Publications Director
Quality Control Artist
Signage Developer / Designer
Social Media Design Director
Sports Graphic Designer
Streaming Media Artist
Studio Production Manager
Studio Coordinator
Trade Show Booth Designer
Typeface / Font Designer
UI (User Interface) Designer
Video / Film Graphic Designer
Virtual Graphics Designer
Virtual Presentation Artist
Visual Identity Art Director
Wayfinding Designer
Website Art Director
Website Designer / Developer

Computer Animation

3D Animator
3D Generalist
3D Modeler
Art Director
Character Animator
Character Designer
Character Rigging Artist
Character Technical Director
Creature Animator/Technical Director
Effects Animator
Lighting Artist
Lighting Technical Director
Pre-visualization Artist
Storyboard Artist
Technical Animator
Technical Director
Texture Artist
Visual Development Artist


2D Cartoon Illustrator
Advertising Comp Artist
Advertising Layout Artist
Animation / Illustration Artist
Architectural Illustrator
Art Director
Art Educator
Biomedical Illustrator
Book Cover Illustrator
Botanical Illustrator
Broadcast Illustrator
Character Artist
Character Sketcher
Children’s Book Illustrator
Comic Book Illustrator
Conceptual Artist 
Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Creative / Fashion Director
Digital Illustrator 
E-Learning Designer
E-Greeting Card Illustrator
Editorial Cartoonist
Fabric Print Artist
Fashion Illustrator 
Graphic Novel Artist / Writer
Greeting Card Illustrator
Home Textiles Designer
Iconographer (Symbols)

Imaging Specialist
Live Caricature Artist
Logo Designer
Magazine Illustrator
Map Illustrator
Marketing Artist
Marketing Communications
Medical Illustrator
Medical Products Illustrator
Music Video Set Painter 
Packaging Illustrator
Pattern Creation Designer
Point-of-Purchase Designer
Pop-Up Card / Book Designer
Portrait Artist
Pre visualization Artist
Product Illustrator 
Textbook Illustrator
Scientific Illustrator
Set Designer – Film & TV
Set Painter – Theater
Signage Developer / Designer
Surface Designer
Storyboard Sketch Artist 
Tattoo Designer
Textile Painter

Creative Writing

Acquisitions Editor
Assistant Copywriter
Book Critic
Book Publisher
Comic Book Writer
Communications Professor
Copy Editor
Creative Writing Professor
Creativity Coach
Fact Checker
Fiction Writer
Freelance writer
Grant writer
Graphic Novelist
Greeting Card Writer
Legacy Writer
Marketing Associate
Medical Writer
Proof Reader
Public Relations Executive
Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor
Short Story Writer
Staff Writer
Story Editor
Technical Writer
Travel Writer
TV Writer
Video Game Writer
Writing Coach

Motion Design

2D Animator

3D Animator
Art Director – Broadcast
Art Educator
Audio Visual Specialist
Broadcast Graphic Designer
Commercial Producer
Communications Strategist
Creative Director
Design Director, Broadcast
E-Learning Media Developer
Experience  Designer Experience Strategist
Film Titles Animator 
Film Titles Designer
Film Sequence Specialist
Graphic Coordinator 
Graphic Designer
Graphics Editor
Image Design Director
Interface Designer
Interaction Designer 
Interactive Art Director
Interactive Media Designer

Interactive Artist
Mobile Web Designer
Mobile Graphics Animator
Motion Artist
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Designer
On-Air Art Director
On-Air Motion Designer
Online Media Designer
Phone Screen Designer
Production Editor
Production Specialist
Special Effects Designer
Title Sequence Designer
Touch Screen UX Designer
User Experience Lead
User Interface Designer
UX Motion Designer
Video Compressionist
Web Graphics Designer
Web Developer
Web Design / Mobile Apps

Entertainment Design

Attractions Designer

Branded Entertainment


Customer Experience Designer

Engagement Content Creator

Exhibit Fabricator

Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Content Developer

Experience Design Manager

In-show Graphics Designer

Interactive/digital Project


Museum Exhibit Designer

Production Show Set Designer

Sets & Scenic Designer

Signage Designer

Themed Entertainment


Photography + Imaging

Aerial Photographer 

Architectural Photographer
Art Educator
Automotive Photographer
Broadcast Photojournalist
Catalog Photographer
Color Corrector
Combat Photographer
Continuity Photographer
Cosmetic Retoucher
Creative Coordinator
Digital Asset Manager
Digital Image Archivist
Digital Image Retoucher
Digital Applications Designer
Digital Photo Press Operator
Digital Photo Retoucher 
Digital Press Operator
Digital Photo Lab Director
Director of Photography 
Documentary Producer
Environmental Photographer
Event Photographer
Fashion Photographer
Food Photographer
Gallery Curator - Photo
Home Design Photographer
Image Archives Coordinator
Image Specialist
Imaging Technician
Interior Photographer
Landscape Digital Imager
Location Photographer
Magazine Photographer
Media Production Specialist
Medical Photographer
Multimedia Technician
Museum Photo Curator
Museum Image Archivist
News Photographer
Online Fashion Photographer
Online Blog Photographer
Online Catalog Photographer
Online Magazine Photographer
Online Photo Manager
Photo Sales Manager
Photo/Video Editor
Photo Researcher
Photo Restorer
Photo Studio Manager
Photo Stylist
Photography Archivist
Photography Historian
Photography Scout
Portrait Photographer
Print Quality Analyst
Promotional Photographer
Real Estate Photographer
Sports Photographer
Stock Photo Provider
Studio Lighting Expert
Surveillance Photographer
Travel Photographer
Visual Stylist
Website Art Director
Website Photographer


Art Director – Feature Films
Assistant Editor 
Assistant Producer
Audio Engineer
Best Boy
Boom Operator
Camera Operator
Casting Director
Chief Lighting Technician
Concept Artist
Costume Designer
Costume Illustrator
Construction Coordinator
Dialogue Editor
Digital Color Specialist
Digital Compositor
Digital Recording Director
Digital Scanning Director
Director of Photography
Executive Producer
Field Supervisor
Film Editor
Film Educator
Film Promoter
Foley Artist
Foreign Film Promoter
Global Film Strategist
Graphic Designer - Films
Illustrator - Films
Interactive Art Director
Lighting Designer
Lighting Technician
Location Manager
Location Scout
Makeup Artist
Makeup Department Head
Media Director
Media Planner / Buyer
Motion Graphics Designer
Music Editor
Production Assistant 
Production Manager
Props Production Designer
Scoring Crew
Script Supervisor
Set Designer
Set Lighting Technician
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Effects Recordist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Special Effects Director
Steadicam Operator
Storyboard Artist
Title Designer
Visual Effects Artist / Designer
Visual Effects Supervisor

Virtual Reality Development

Potential Employers:

Baobab Studios

D3 Creative Studios

Disney Vr

Epic Games

Facebook/oculus Vr

Flight School


Google Vr

Hoyt Architects

Insomniac Games

Kite & Lightning

Magic Leap

Ready At Dawn

Rewind Studios



Fine Arts

Art Appraiser
Art Collection Administrator
Art Critic
Art Dealer
Art Educator / Professor
Art Historian
Art Investment Advisor
Art Conservationist
Art Therapist
Art Writer
Artist Representative
Artistic Programs Administrator
Arts & Culture Program Director
Arts Grant Writer
Computer Artist
Costume Designer
Cultural Journalist
Director of Public Art
Exhibition Designer
Gallery Owner / Director / Manager
Museum Curator / Director / Manager
Fine Artist
Portrait Artist
Set Designer
Textile Artist
Video Artist / Designer
Visual Culture Writer/Critic

Visual Studies

Art Critic
Art Director
Art Historian
Art History Professor
Arts Journalist
Arts Manager
Communications Executive
Marketing Manager
Social Activist
Studio Artist

Game Art

3D Artist – Mobile Games
3D Generalist
3D Modeler
Art Director
Character Modeler
Cinematic Artist
Concept Artist
Environment Artist
Game Designer
Effects Artist
Level Designer
Lighting Artist
Lighting Technical Director
Motion Capture Artist
Technical Director
Texture Artist
Visual Development Artist
Visual Effects Artist
Zbrush Sculptor

The Creative Economy

71% of Americans
are using electronic media to connect with art and design.
Designers are employed in the U.S.
$25 billion
of trade surplus in the U.S. is accounted for by creative industries.
97 Percent
of U.S. employers say creativity is of increasing importance to them.
$640 billion:
The value of the world's exports of creative goods and services.
400 percent:
The amount that the worldwide video game industry increased.
$200 billion:
Advertising is estimated, as an industry.
4.7 million americans
are employed in the arts and cultural sector.
$1.63 trillion
or 11.1% of U.S. GDP is the value of software, films, TV and audio, visual, and printed media.
$698 billion
is added by creative industries to the nation's economy - about 4.32% of US goods and services.
are employed by the film and video industry.
$112 billion:
The amount which the Arts and culture industries surpass construction by.

Are you an employer or recruiter and want to hire our students?