Ringling College of Art and Design is Shattering the Myth of the Starving Artist TM The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, and Photography & Imaging. The College also offers a Bachelor of Arts in the Business of Art & Design. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design [AICAD] and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [NASAD], the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree [SACS], and by the First Professional Degree Level by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation [CIDA], formerly [FIDER]. Ringling College's campus community is a diverse blend of people, ideas and creativity. From its students to the faculty, staff, alumni, and friends that support them, the College offers an intimate environment for learning. Ringling College of Art and Design recognizes that artists and designers play a significant role in society. The College's primary mission is to provide programs leading to degrees that prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design.