Florida State University
In 2000, the Florida legislature placed the stewardship of The Ringling under Florida State University. FSU has a long tradition of excellence in the arts, and the College of Fine Arts contains some of the leading arts programs in the nation. The Ringling cultural campus is home to the Sarasota Ballet, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training making it one of the largest college arts complexes in the country.
The Ringling is committed to strengthening its ties with academic departments across FSU, with the aim of providing educational opportunities for students and faculty in many different disciplines, now and in the future.
M.A. in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, Florida State University
Florida State University’s master's program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies combines intensive academic coursework taught by the faculty in Art History with an opportunity to obtain professional experience at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The program provides insight into and training for museum careers through work experience not available in most academic settings. Students admitted into the graduate program take eight museum and art history courses in Tallahassee. Then, students may choose to continue their second year either at the main campus in Tallahassee or participate in a full-year internship at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. For additional information, please consult the program’s webpage at https://arthistory.fsu.edu/graduate/mchs/.