Ray vogue art school - ray college of design


Founded in Chicago in 1916 as The Commercial Art School, it was one of the first applied art and design schools in America. In the 1930s, it was named the Ray-Vogue Art School and had professional programs in fashion, art and design with a campus on the Wabash Avenue on the Near North Side. In 1981, the school was acquired by the Education Management Corporation, which, in 1983 established a second campus in suburban Schaumburg. In 1995, EMC brought both campuses under the auspices of Illinois Art Institutes, the statewide system of colleges offering courses in creative industries. The campus of the former Ray-Vogue School/Ray College of Design was renamed The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The suburban campus was renamed The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. Teachers include Wade Ray, son of the founders, who became President of the Ray College of Design in 1969; and Judy Morris Petacque. Sources: wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Institute_of_Art_-_Chicago; www.edmc.edu/About/History.aspx (LPD)