Ringling College of Art and Design
|The School of Fine and Applied Art of the John and Mable Ringling Art Museum, Ringling School of Art|
|Established||March 31, 1931|
|Founder||Ludd M. Spivey|
|Endowment||$21.9 million (2015)|
|President||Larry R. Thompson|
48 acres (19 ha)
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.
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.
- David Bromstad – designer, television personality
- Bret Iwan – voice actor
- Tim Jaeger – painter
- Andrew Jones – concept artist
- John Marshall – cartoonist of the Blondie comic strip
- Brandon Oldenburg – Academy Award-winning short film director and illustrator
- Patrick Osborne – Academy Award-winning short film director and animator
- Tim Rogerson – painter
- Michelle Phan – Make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur - founder of ipsy and em cosmetics
- Nick Pitera – Singer-songwriter, musician, animator
- "About us". Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
- "Ringling College of Art and Design". rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- "Leadership & Administration". Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
- "At A Glance 2018-19" (PDF). Ringling College of Art and Design. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
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