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.
FSU/The Ringling Joint M.A. in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
Florida State University’s master's program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies combines intensive academic coursework with the faculty in Art History at FSU with a full year of internship and professional coursework at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The program provides insight into and training for museum careers through practical work experience not available in most academic settings. After completing eight museum and art history courses in Tallahassee during the first year of study, students spend their second year in Sarasota at The Ringling. There they participate in the daily operations of specific museum departments and are intimately involved in all aspects of museum operations. A final project growing out of coursework and the internship serves as a capstone experience. For additional information please write Dr. Paul Niell at firstname.lastname@example.org, director of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, or consult the program’s webpage.