Since classes fill up quickly, we recommend that you register at least a week in advance of the class start date. An enrollment confirmation and supply/material list will be emailed to each student prior to the class start date. For more information, to visit, or register via phone, call 302.622.8867 x 123.
DCAD invites you to join a community of aspiring and professional artists and designers who are committed to a lifetime of learning through dynamic courses that foster personal and professional growth. DCAD delivers challenging and inspiring courses, the convenience of a downtown Wilmington location, the flexibility of an evening or weekend schedule and personalized, small classes conducted by an engaging and supportive faculty of working artists and design professionals – all focused on your success.
DCAD’s Office of Continuing Education also offers structured Certificate of Completion Programs which provide students with the opportunity to accelerate their careers through focused, compact courses that develop the creative and technical skills needed to excel in the areas of Art & Design, Interior Design, Photography, Web Design, Graphic Design and a Combined Certificate in Web & Graphic Design. Please browse our online course listings by clicking the catalog cover below or email our staff to find out more about the many opportunities to enhance your career, artistic abilities and lifestyle through Continuing Education at DCAD.
Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education exhibition. Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.
Continuing Education classes and workshops are open to the community and are perfect for:
- High school students who wish to build their portfolios
- New or current artists interested in learning new techniques and working in new media
- Professionals who wish to accelerate their careers by adding new creative and technical skills
- Non-degree seeking students who value the flexibility of evening & weekend classes
DCAD offers a variety of fine arts classes including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and more – allowing students to explore diverse media and subjects. Open to beginning and advanced students, classes are guided by professional, exhibiting artists who help students gain creative and technical skills through discussion, studio work and critiques.
The Interior Design program at DCAD familiarizes students with cutting edge digital drafting software while providing a solid background in the history of interior design, architectural drawing, color, lighting, furniture and business practices.
For those interested in trying their hand at jewelry design, DCAD offers beginners workshops which enable students to learn specific techniques within a day or two.
Both new and experienced photographers can benefit from continuing education in photography. From traditional film photography within our expansive darkroom to advanced digital imaging techniques in our labs, DCAD offers hands-on experiences through assignment and critiques. Challenging, personalized and portfolio-building classes are taught by professional, exhibiting photographers who help bring our students’ vision into focus. Classes range from the introductory to specific, creative problem-solving workshops designed for photographers with an emphasis in building each student’s creative and technical skills.
For those interested in visual communication via the web or print, DCAD offers introductory and advanced classes to enable students to keep abreast of the latest technology through small, personalized classes taught by working professionals in each field. Through demonstrations, discussions and hands-on, project-focused work, students build their creative toolbox.
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