Ringling College of Art and Design

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Ringling College of Art and Design
Other name
RCAD
Former names
The School of Fine and Applied Art of the John and Mable Ringling Art Museum[1], Ringling School of Art
TypePrivate
Art School
EstablishedMarch 31, 1931 (1931-03-31)
FounderLudd M. Spivey
Academic affiliation
Endowment$21.9 million (2015)[2]
PresidentLarry R. Thompson[3]
Academic staff
182
Students1,571[4]
Location, ,
United States

Coordinates: 27°21′38″N 82°32′53″W / 27.3606697°N 82.5480817°W / 27.3606697; -82.5480817
CampusUrban
48 acres (19 ha)
Websitewww.ringling.edu
Logo of Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design is located in Florida
Ringling College of Art and Design
Location of RCAD
Ringling College of Art and Design is located in the United States
Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design (the United States)

Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) is a private college focused on art and design and located in Sarasota, Florida. It was founded by Ludd M. Spivey as an art school in 1931 as a remote branch of Southern College.

History[edit]

The art school separated from Southern College and became an independent nonprofit institution in 1933 and has changed names several times. It qualified for full accreditation as a degree-granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on December 11, 1979. Upon joining as a member, accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art was granted in 1984. The campus includes the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

Academics[edit]

The college offers BFA and BA degrees.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ringling College of Art and Design". rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Leadership & Administration". Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "At A Glance 2018-19" (PDF). Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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