Delaware College of Art & Design

600 N Market St, Wilmington, DE
Undergraduate info: (302) 622-8000,

The Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) is the only two-year art and design college in the country, and Delaware’s first and only professional art and design school. DCAD offers Associate of Fine Arts Degrees in Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. DCAD boasts a unique 2 +2 transfer program, in which students earn their Associates of Fine Arts degree after two years and then are prepared to transfer as third-year students to other colleges across the globe to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree. New for Fall 2016, DCAD is offering the first art and design cooperative education program of its kind—encompassing two paid internships for eligible students in the Graphic and Interior Design programs. DCAD operates on a rolling admissions basis and is currently accepting applications for the Fall semester and beyond.

From left: Ed Cunicelli 2014; Adam Gierke 2016

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Year institution founded: 1997
Number of students currently enrolled: 153
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 1 (AFA)
Subject matter expertise (majors institution is known for): 6 majors + 15 tracks; Majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography
In-state tuition: $11,595 per semester
Out-of-state tuition: $11,595 per semester
Percentage of students on financial aid: 90 percent
Top three awards/recognitions: Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Affiliated colleges/satellite campuses: Founded through a creative partnership of Pratt and the Corcoran—now an independent institution

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