Creative thinking has never been as in-demand. With 97% of employers listing creativity as an increasingly important skill, we instill critical thinking and innovation at the core of our curriculum. Our faculty, 60% of which is full time, is comprised of industry leading, award-winning artists, designers, and scholars who are dedicated to developing the next generation of creative leaders through our studio model of teaching - or learning by making.
A dose of reality
We guarantee real work experience.
Through a number of experiential learning programs like the Collaboratory, ART Network, Studio Lab, Design Center, and internships, we guarantee every student the opportunity to engage in actual client work before graduation. This means you will have the chance to work in professional environments facing real clients, real projects, and real deadlines. Discover new career paths for your major, get acquainted with real-world demands, network with industry giants, and graduate career ready.
America’s most wired campus.
On your first day at Ringling, you get a brand new laptop, loaded with the most up to date software for your major, free of charge. And our new Athena Initiative, a cloud based virtual desktop, means you can work wherever your creativity strikes, from any device you choose. This means you can pause your work from the laptop, go get a coffee, and pick it back up on your tablet or phone. Since we don't believe in using outdated equipment, we provide annual updates to both Athena and your laptop software at no cost to you.