Delaware College of Art and Design
About Delaware College of Art and Design
Delaware College of Art and Design is located in Wilmington, Delaware, just two hours from New York City or Washington, D.C., one hour from Baltimore, and thirty minutes from Philadelphia. The immediate area is home to the Winterthur Museum, Longwood Gardens, and the Delaware Art Museum. Located on Market Street, the college neighbors the Wilmington Grand Opera House, host to theater, ballet, opera, orchestra, and jazz performances.
The college was created through the partnership of the Pratt Institute in New York and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Graduates of the two-year associate degree program may choose to continue their educations at either Pratt or Corcoran to complete a four-year BFA degree. Students choosing this option will transfer directly into the third-year curriculum at either school. The associate degree program is offered in six disciplines: animation, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, photography, and interior design. More than half of the required credits in each program are in studio courses. The majors of animation, illustration, photography, and interior design offer graduates the option to directly enter the marketplace without further study. The programs teach marketable skills and help each student develop a portfolio of work that will allow for immediate entry into the chosen field of employment. The fine arts and graphic design programs are designed to build a foundation for further study.
In addition to two-year associate degrees, DCAD offers Certificate programs in graphic design, Web design and interior design. These programs are ideal for current professionals looking to upgrade skills, advance careers, or establish new businesses, or for young people looking to enter the profession. Each certificate consists of a series of six- and twelve-week courses that may be completed in as little as four semesters. The Graphic Design Certificate must be completed within three years. The Web Design Certificate must be completed within four years.
This college offers DCAD Grants, merit-based scholarships, enterprise scholarships, and the Richard Evans Scholarship. Students are automatically considered for each of these upon admission to the school.
The DCAD campus is housed in a state-of-the-art educational facility, complete with computer imaging and graphics labs, darkrooms, and photo studios equipped with the most current technology. The first floor exhibition gallery provides a showcase for student work and is open to the public. Student housing is available across the street from the studio and academic facilities in the Saville Apartments, offering apartment-style accommodations including washers, dryers, dishwashers, and microwave ovens in each unit. The DCAD Office of Student Services assists in matching compatible roommates. The Office also offers support services and plans recreational and educational activities for all students.