The DAVE School
2500 Universal Studios Plaza
The DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School), has been teaching the next industry professionals for over 20 years. Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, this MSCHE accredited school offers diploma programs and bachelor’s degrees in Visual Effects Production, Game Production, Virtual Production, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Digital Graphic Design. The DAVE School consistently produces skilled graduates who are uniquely prepared for industry positions. The DAVE School is proudly recognized as a Rookies Certified School®, keeping up with industry changes and trends.
4501 Colonial Boulevard
Hodges University is where you can Stay Near and Go Far with certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees and quick training programs designed for your career goals and employer needs. From nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene and EMS to business, accounting, legal studies, psychology and technology, our accelerated programs mean you graduate faster with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, with professors that share their practical, real world expertise. Most of our classes are held in the evenings and weekends, on campus and online. There are no application fees, so get started today. Hodges University is your career accelerator.
of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. For more information visit www.ringling.edu and follow the College on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
State College of Florida,
5840 26th St. W. • Bradenton
SCF Lakewood Ranch
7131 Professional Pkwy. • Sarasota
8000 S. Tamiami Trail • Venice
Founded in 1957, SCF is the region’s first and largest public college, serving more than 11,000 students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and online. Students can earn two- and four-year degrees, workforce certificates, and non-credit career credentials. Dual enrollment is available for local high school students to earn tuition-free college credits, and SCF also operates charter schools for grades 6-12 in Bradenton and 9-12 in Venice. Serving as an economic engine for the region, SCF keeps a finger on the pulse of employers’ workforce needs and adjusts programs and resources to promote local development.