DCAD Announces Transfer Partnership with University of the Arts

May 23rd 2014

Articulation agreements aim to create smooth transition and maximum transfer of credits for students entering UArts’ bachelor’s degree programs

 (PHILADELPHIA)—May 23, 2014—The University of the Arts (UArts) and the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) have recently announced a partnership to assist DCAD graduates who wish to continue their educations at UArts. A series of “articulation agreements” have been reached that are designed to facilitate the maximum transfer of credits for DCAD students moving into one of four bachelor of fine arts degree programs in UArts’ College of Art, Media & Design: Animation, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Photography. 

 "Many Delaware College of Art and Design students have continued their undergraduate careers at UArts following completion of an associate's degree at DCAD,” said UArts Provost Kirk E. Pillow. “These articulation agreements will smooth the transition, ensuring that all of a DCAD student's coursework will transfer into UArts degree programs."

DCAD students who successfully meet the requirements with their home institution will earn the option of transfer to the University of the Arts as juniors upon enrollment. To qualify for transfer, students are required to have at least a 3.0 GPA and a strong portfolio of work, which is reviewed by the UArts program director in the program to which the student is applying. 

According to DCAD President Stuart Baron, “DCAD students have long seen UArts as a desirable transfer institution, and the agreements further the strong relationship the two schools have developed.  UArts consistently ranks as one of the more popular destinations for the completion of the BFA degree, and the proximity of Philadelphia to Wilmington allows for students to become very familiar with UArts’ programs. To meet UArts transfer admissions requirements, students are aware of the level of work and depth of learning they must achieve while at DCAD, informing their efforts even more.”

U Arts’ Pillow supported this, noting that "DCAD does an excellent job of developing students' artistic and creative abilities, and prepares them well for further study. We welcome this partnership that will enhance opportunities for DCAD graduates to complete their bachelor's degrees at UArts."

About the University of the Arts

Founded in 1876, the University of the Arts is one of the nation’s only universities dedicated solely to educating students in the visual and performing arts, design and writing.  UArts is a leader in educating creative individuals through an innovative and flexible curriculum that prepares students to be the creative leaders of tomorrow, whether in a specific artistic discipline or by applying their arts education to virtually any career. With 2,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, UArts students collaborate across disciplines in one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities.

About the Delaware College of Art and Design

The Delaware College of Art and Design was founded through a unique collaboration between Pratt Institute in New York and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., two of the country’s oldest and finest art schools. Upon receiving their AFA degree, most DCAD graduates transfer to Pratt, The Corcoran or other outstanding institutions to complete a BFA degree. The Delaware College of Art and Design opened in the fall of 1997 with generous support from the local and state community of individuals and corporations. DCAD is located at 600 N. Market St. in downtown Wilmington.

For more information contact: 

Delaware College of Art and Design
Amanda Curry
Director of Communications
302-622-8867 X106

The University of the Arts
Paul F. Healy
Associate Vice President
University Communications