Columbus College of Art and Design
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|Columbus College of Art and Design|
|President||Dennison W. Griffith|
|Academic staff||180 full-time|
|Location||Columbus, OH, USA|
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a private college of art and design located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Originally founded in 1879 as the Columbus Art School, CCAD is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States. Located in downtown Columbus, CCAD's campus consists of 14 buildings (including 2 residence halls) on 9 acres (36,000 m2) and is adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus State Community College. Approximately 1,350 full-time students are enrolled.
CCAD offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in nine areas: Advertising and Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts (including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and glassblowing), Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation, and Media Studies including computer graphics, video and computer animation. Undergraduate minors are available in art therapy, copywriting, creative writing, design history, fashion design, fine arts, literature, and media arts.
CCAD also awards a project-based, multidisciplinary Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts: New Projects.
The college offers a wide variety of community classes for all ages, including children and youth grades 1-12, working creative professionals, art educators, hobbyists, and retirees. It also has a large exhibition space, the Canzani Center Gallery, with an active contemporary art exhibitions program and visiting artist and scholar lecture series.
There is a continually updated online events calendar at the college's website.
CCAD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Higher Learning Commission, Member of the North Central Association, and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA—formerly FIDER).
Notable alumni 
- Michael Carney, Grammy Award winning Celebrity Graphic Artist
- Justin Cohen, Award winning Industrial Designer
- Robert McCall, conceptual illustrator for NASA and films 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Black Hole, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Ming Fay, sculptor
- Dean Mitchell, painter
- Keron Grant, comic book artist
- Inka Essenhigh, painter
- Jimmy Baker, painter
- Alex Grey, (attended 1971-73) New Age painter and mystic author
- Becky Kelly, illustrator
- Andreas Wettstein, musician, co-founder Mammoth Film Festival
- Rick Bryant, art director. Creative on "What Happens here, stays here." for Las Vegas tourism.
- Alice Schille, painter, watercolorist
- Mari Sheibley, Foursquare, lead graphic designer
- Jeff Stahler. nationally syndicated political cartoonist
- Roy Doty, cartoonist best known for his "Silent Workshop" series and Winner of the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Illustrator of the Year Award for 2006.
- Ron Miller, astronomical artist
Notable faculty 
- Darryl Banks, illustrator
- Nathan Greno, story artist and director (Tangled) at Disney
- Charles Herndon
- C.F. Payne, illustrator
- Bruce Wilder Saville
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