The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is a publicly funded Canadian degree-granting, art and design college located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1926 under the name Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts, which was under the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (now SAIT Polytechnic). From 1985 to 1995 it was known as the Alberta College of Art whereafter it became the Alberta College of Art and Design. ACAD is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network. As a college, the institution had the authority to grant certificates and diplomas. In 1995 the Alberta Government authorized the granting the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts and in 2000 gave authority to grant a Bachelor of Design degree. The college has two galleries displaying both student and professional work. The Marion Nicoll Gallery is devoted to student work and is operated by students. The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, named after artist and teacher Illingworth Kerr, is a professional gallery. The work of graduating students is also displayed in this gallery.