Ringling College named as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Blonde girl with hat looks through a camera to take a photo overlooking the water in Ireland.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Ringling College of Art and Design a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  In spring 2022, one Ringling […]

Student’s illustration featured on cover of Sarasota law firm’s 2022 holiday card

Michael J. Wilson, the president of Williams Parker Attorneys at Law is seen here with Ringling Illustration student and contest winner Sky Chandler.

Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration sophomore Sky Chandler was announced as the winner of the annual Williams Parker Attorneys at Law holiday card contest.  The company, a Sarasota law firm founded in 1925, has a long-standing relationship with Ringling College and is an active sponsor and friend of the institution. “I am beyond […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership


Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]

Illustration is back on top – ranks #1 in Florida and the South 

Mr. Badger’s Afternoon Coffee Break (2021). This digital illustration is by Ringling College Illustration student Ale Ortega Romero ’23, and was selected as the Most Outstanding Junior Award for Best of Ringling 2022. The 2022 Illustration School rankings have been released by Animation Career Review – and guess who’s at the very top, yet again!  […]

Visual Studies Grad Lands #1 Spot on NY Times Best Sellers List 

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words skyrocketed to the top of The New York Times Best Sellers Children’s list in January 2022. The book, written by former Georgia State Representative and current GA Governor nominee Stacey Abrams, follows the story of a young girl (based on Abrams) who learns that win or lose, her words are powerful. And, […]

Ringling Illustration Student Headed to Hollywood

Sarasota, Florida resident, Mariah Salinas, will travel to Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest and will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37. Mariah is a sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration. Anticipating that the pandemic […]

Drawn to Art: Ten Tales of Inspiring Women Artists Comic Series

Ringling College Illustration Students Complete INDEX Project for Smithsonian American Art Museum Ten Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration students created a series of biographical sketches for the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) based upon the lives of ten women artists whose work is featured in the Museum’s collection. With aligned missions to inspire […]

Illustration Students Win Record Number of Awards

Every year, Ringling College Illustration students participate in the annual Student Scholarship Competition, held by the prestigious Society of Illustrators, and every year, Ringling students win awards – but this year, students knock it out of the park winning a record total of 37 awards, more than any other art school in the U.S! This […]