The Virginia Marti College of Art and Design is a private college founded in 1966 by the fashion designer, Virginia Marti. It is located in Lakewood, Ohio. The first ever class at VMCAD as attended by 5 students. The college now offers associate degrees in a range of business and art concentrations, such as fashion merchandising and interior design to name a few. The faculty at the school have professional experience that they impart to the students, with whom they work to cultivate a close professional relationship, given the small class sizes and student body. The campus includes a gallery, where student art and design is showcased.