Creative Careers Start Here.

Located at the heart of Wilmington’s downtown Creative District, DCAD is the region’s premier two-year art program.

Why Choose
DCAD?

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!

Discover DCAD’s Pre-College short courses and workshops designed for emerging teen artists and designers!

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.

Register for an Informational Webinar Today!

DCAD’s Director of Professional Studies and Flatiron School’s Director of Product Design will share information about the course, review the curriculum and career coaching, and discuss some of the many job opportunities for Product Designers.

 
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