- 4 Year
- SARASOTA, FL
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- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade C+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade D+
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade B+
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.
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Most Popular Majors
- Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects114 Graduates
- Illustration91 Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production22 Graduates
- Arts19 Graduates
- Graphic Design15 Graduates
- Photography13 Graduates
- Studio Arts9 Graduates
- Interior Design7 Graduates
- Fine and Studio Arts Management4 Graduates
- Advertising2 Graduates
#1 Computer Animation Program
In our world-renowned animation program, you will learn to create characters and tell their stories. Students combine essential technical skills with conceptually original ideas that affect an audience emotionally, visually, and intellectually. Our graduates go on to win in film festivals and Student Academy Awards and become tomorrow’s top animated filmmakers.
- Friendly, hardworking50%
- Hard working weirdos17%
- Stuck up, odd, not attractive, scary17%
- Hard working22%
- Top notch15%
Ringling College of Art and Design Reviews
I wouldn't wish this insane workload & overwhelming stress on my worst enemy. It's panic attack inducing, unless you're a super type A person and are willing to sacrifice your social life to work 24/7. It makes you associate art with stress. It broke my artistic spirit for a while. This school breaks you.
And on top of everything else, they REFUSED to lower tuition despite the fact we were doing completely remote learning. Seriously?!
It's also difficult for me as a low income immigrant to relate to the mostly rich white kids on campus.
Everything here feels so disingenuous, so "fake" nice. It's hard to describe.
Don't go to private art school. Please.
Financially and creatively you're far better off A.) cultivating your personal work and sense of discipline, B.) building real connections with working artists in your field, and C.) attending community college/short intensive workshops to expand your skills. Don't let art school steal your soul.
ps: the school is going downhill fast because of aggressive over-enrollment & lack of resources, CA is the only major that's retaining its quality.
pps: TAKE BUSINESS CLASSES, they will help you navigate artistic self-employment/freelancing!