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Delaware College of Art and Design Students
We invite you to join us.

DCAD was originally founded through a creative partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and now stands independently as an unique AFA Degree program for aspiring artists and designers.  Our program is rigorous, intense and structured. Students are all taught by practicing, professional artists and designers. DCAD students receive one to one support and attention from the heads of the departments, called Area Coordinators.

We look forward to receiving your application!  

Online Application and Requirements: 

FALL 2014 APPLICATION

FALL & SPRING 2015 APPLICATION    

FALL 2014 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION

FALL & SPRING 2015 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION      

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Essay Question:
Your Essay is a critical component of your application to the Delaware College of Art and Design.
Applicants please note: DCAD’s online essay question is different than the 2013-14 Paper Application. 2014 applicants may answer either option.

  • Online Application Essay: “Why do you want to attend DCAD, and what do you plan to accomplish with your education?”
  • Paper Application Essay: “Describe an artist or artwork that has inspired you, and explain how art has influenced your life.”

Once you complete your online application, you will be directed to your applicant portal where you can check the status of your DCAD application anytime. Remember, application requirements may take up to two days to process and reflect on the applicant portal.

Any supporting documents or materials that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed directly to:
Delaware College of Art and Design
Admissions Office
600 N. Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801

Questions? Please contact 302.622.9000 or admissions@dcad.edu 

Students interested in the Certificate Programs offered through the Office of Continuing Education should contact Jane Campbell, the Director of Continuing Education, at jcampbell@dcad.edu or 302.622.8867 x110.