DCAD announces development of Cooperative Education Program
June 16th 2015

The Delaware College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a new programming initiative- a co-operative education program- to be inaugurated in the fall of 2016. Students who elect to participate in the DCAD co-op will begin the program between their first and second years of study at DCAD. This new programming initiative will afford students the real-world practical application of skills beyond the classroom and studios, encompassing two successive paid internships in the Wilmington area and beyond. 

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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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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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