The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is an academic unit of Florida Technical College.

Florida Technical College is a college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor degrees, Associate of Science degrees, and diplomas. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS is no longer recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002 (202) 336-6780. ACICS has approved the DAVE School programs and ACICS has approved the DAVE School as a location of Florida Technical College (FTC).

Florida Technical College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free (888) 224-6684. The Commission for Independent Education has approved the DAVE School as a location of FTC.


Founded in 1912, ACICS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree-granting institutions. We accredit professional, technical and occupational programs, and are one of two national accreditors recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation with a scope that includes private postsecondary institutions offering certificates, diplomas and degrees from the Associate’s through the Master’s.
Colleges and schools accredited by ACICS are required to meet and maintain high standards of faculty qualifications, student retention and student placement.

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