Young Artist Programs for High School Students
Young Artist Programs at DCAD are designed for high school students who are eager to pursue an art and design education after graduation. Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of our creative campus including studios and residence halls. Download Young Artist Programs
Observational Drawing for High School Students
Ellen Durkan Sunday 2/28-3/27; 1 - 4 PM; $175.00
This fast-paced class will offer students drawing tools and techniques necessary to develop observational drawing skills. Through individualized instruction, demonstration, critiques and hands-on practice, students will develop individual style through a variety of in-class and homework assignments. Seating is extremely limited; students will be enrolled on a first- come, first-served basis.
Register online or call 302.622.8867 ext. 110 for more information.
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COURSE ID: YA0015
Instructor: DCAD Faculty
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
Rising junior and senior high school students serious about preparing for college admission in the areas of art and design are invited for a one-week intensive studio experience dedicated to helping you produce your best work.
Courses are led by DCAD’s engaging professors, who are all practicing professional artists and designers. Expect to be challenged in the classroom and through homework assignments while creating portfolio-building work. Small classes enable students to work closely with professors and their peers, gain valuable experience in critiques and flourish in the inspiring environment that is DCAD.
Build skills and confidence in college-level courses where half the day is spent in figure drawing and the other half in an elective of your choice. Electives offered are: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting or Photography.
Live on campus for the week. Residents stay in apartment-style student housing near DCAD’s studios. Evening activities from ice breaker games to field trips round out the week’s schedule. Current DCAD students serve as Resident Assistants for the week and can offer valuable homework help and insight on what it is like to attend an art and design college.
The week concludes with an exhibition of your best work in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery and a reception for family and friends. Choose and hang work from both your drawing class and elective class and enjoy the exhibition, attended by 300-plus visitors.
Non-Credit Tuition & Fees: $650
For Credit Tuition & Fees: $950*
Students may commute, attending classes from
8 AM – 5 PM each day. Tuition & Fees include lunch and optional field trips.
Non-Credit Tuition & Fees: $950
For Credit* Tuition & Fees: $1225
DCAD’s close campus offers the luxury of classes, dining and housing all within one block of each other.
A limited number of scholarships are available. To be considered for scholarship funding, please
• Letter of recommendation from an instructor
• CD with five samples of art/design work
• An artist statement which describes your work and how participation in the program would benefit your development as an artist and designer The Scholarship Application and all materials are due by May 1. Any Applications received after May 1 will not be considered. The Application and associated required materials can only be submitted via regular mail (no email submissions, please). See Scholarship Application here.
Registrations are taken on a first-come, first- served basis and may be completed online, via phone or mail.
Refund requests for withdrawal must be made in writing to the Director of Continuing Education by June 27. No refunds will be processed after this date. Lack of attendance and/or lack of completion do not constitute withdrawal and are not eligible for a refund of tuition or fees. See Registration form here.
May 1 – Scholarship Application Deadline
June 15 – Registration Deadline / Full Tuition & Fees Due
302.622.8867 ext. 110