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DCAD Commencement to be held May 11, 2015
May 1st 2015

The Delaware College of Art and Design will hold its 17th annual commencement exercises on Monday, May 11, 2015 at The Grand Opera House, 808 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE. This year, over 80 graduates are expected to receive their Associate of Fine Art Degrees in Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. 

The graduates will join members of the DCAD staff, faculty, Board of Trustees as well as the President’s Leadership Council, for a procession beginning at DCAD and ending at The Grand Opera House. Led by bagpiper Ian Ferrick of Philadelphia, the procession will begin at 2PM from DCAD’s campus at 600 N. Market Street to The Grand Opera House on 818 N. Market Street. The ceremony held at The Grand is by invitation only and will begin following the procession around 2:15PM. Guests are welcome to line Market Street while the graduates process to the ceremony location.    

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DCAD mourns passing of Richard E. Poole
April 30th 2015

DCAD is saddened by the loss of former DCAD Board member Richard ‘Dick’ Poole, who passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015. The generous spirit and philanthropic pursuits of Mr. Poole’s were embraced by all who encountered him, especially the members of the DCAD community. DCAD’s current Chairman of the Board of Trustees, R. Thorpe Moeckel, echoed this sentiment, stating: “Dick Poole was an active participant and supporter of the school and a dedicated member of our Board of Overseers for many years. He loved art and he loved Delaware.  We will miss him greatly at DCAD.”

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Annual Egg Drop launches Tues., April 21
April 12th 2015

Students in the 3D Design classes have been asked to design, plan and build a structure that will hold one fresh egg and be launched from the roof of the DCAD building into a “bull’s eye” located in the parking lot five stories below. The goal is to design a structure that will keep the egg safe and land on target. All structures were required to be made using a specific list of materials including three sheets of basswood, string, two eighth-inch dowels and paper no larger than 36 inches by 36 inches. Glue was not permitted. Students were also assigned to research the “flying machine” designs of Leonardo da Vinci and incorporate some of his ideas.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21 (Rain date: Thursday, April 23) in the DCAD parking lot at 600 N. Market Street. The spring BBQ begins at 12:00PM with the Egg Drop beginning at 12:45PM. 

DCAD has also invited accepted students to join the fun during this spring event and get a feel for student life on campus.  Accepted students interested in attending should RSVP by Monday, April 20 by calling the Admissions Office at 302.622.8000 ext. 118 or emailing

For media inquiries, please call Amanda Curry, Director of Communications, at 302.622.8867 ext. 106 or email

Registration for DCAD’s 2015 Pre-College Art Studio Program now open
March 27th 2015

DCAD is again offering its popular Pre-College Art Studio Week, July 20 – 24, 2015. This one-week intensive studio experience has been created for rising junior and senior high school students who are serious about preparing for college admission in the fields of art and design. Students spend half their day in a college-level drawing course, primarily figure drawing, and the other half in a chosen elective. The electives include: animation, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting and photography. With classes taught by DCAD faculty members who are all practicing artists in their fields, students are guided by passionate professionals in producing their best work.

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Eighteenth Annual Student Exhibition opens Friday, April 3
March 6th 2015

Enjoy the best student work from the last year, created by students in the Delaware College of Art and Design Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program, in the Eighteenth Annual Student Show. The exhibition opens Friday, April 3 with a reception from 5 – 8PM, in conjunction with Wilmington’s Art Loop.  Selected by studio faculty, the work on display represents a variety of assignments and media from each of DCAD’s six majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. As always, the opening reception is free and open to the public.

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