Creative Careers Start Here.
Located at the heart of Wilmington’s downtown Creative District, DCAD is the region’s premier two-year art program.
Whether you’re looking to fast-track your creative career, or transfer and save at a four-year art program, DCAD’s unique two-year program model provides everything you need to build your portfolio.
- 8:1 student to faculty ratio
- An immersive foundation year experience
- Industry-leading retention and graduation rates
- A rigorous, art-focused curriculum
- Articulation agreements with many of the top four-year art programs
Pre-College Programming is Back this Fall!
Explore DCAD’s fall roster of community education courses, workshops, and bootcamps for Pre-College students.
Art Programs for Every Artist
Build your portfolio, improve your art, and discover your talents. Jump-start your creative career or transfer your DCAD credits to a four-year art school. Our graduates are making incredible work every day.
Ready to start creating?
Two years at DCAD can open a world of creative opportunities. Prepare yourself for a career as a professional artist, build a portfolio, or get a head start on a four-year art program — all while saving money. Apply today or get in touch with the DCAD Admissions office for help getting started.