Why DCAD?

Choosing the right art and design college is an important decision.  DCAD invites you to stART here.

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Why DCAD?
students who start here ...
  • STAY

    • Education via supportive, professional artists & designers
    • Superior residence life
    • Close-knit campus community with a small-town feel
  • SAVE

    • Tuition, housing, and meal plan cost less than many other private art and design schools
    • Opportunities for paid internships
  • THRIVE

    • Small yet diverse campus with opportunities for students to curate their own exhibitions, initiate clubs & activities and explore arts and culture in Wilmington and beyond
    • A sense of family and commitment to student success cultivates creativity and engagement
    • Heads of each department advise and mentor every student
    • DCAD’s graduation rate for first-generation students is 60% vs. 27% for four-year colleges
JOIN PROUD DCAD ALUMNI WHO HAVE COMPLETED DEGREES AT ...
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • California College of the Arts
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • Oregon College of Craft
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Parsons Paris
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Tyler School of Art
  • The University of the Arts
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Join proud DCAD Alumni who have worked for ...
  • DC Commission on the Arts
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Elle Magazine
  • FKM Advertising Agency
  • Pfizer
  • Pepsi
  • General Mills
  • Gatorade
  • Merck
  • Breyer’s
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Warner Music
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Studio Pierrot, Japan
  • Comedy Central
  • Cartoon Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • BBC
  • Disney Interactive Media Group
  • New York Post
  • Paper Magazine