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Community Education

Community Education

Our community education programs are dedicated to providing opportunities for inspired teens and adults to realize their creative potential in an engaging environment.
As part of our mission to give back to the Wilmington community, we offer a variety of programs for artists of any age and experience level.

Continuing Education

Discover courses for any ages.

Young Artists Program

Explore our pre-college program for teens

Young Artist Program

Want the full DCAD experience?

We welcome artists at any stage of their career. For more information, please explore our programs of study and choose the area that interests you most.


Continuing Education courses are open to all members of our community (high school age and up) and have been developed to foster personal and professional growth. Classes are conveniently conducted in the evenings and on the weekends.

The Delaware College of Art and Design is located on the Market Street Mall in the heart of Wilmington’s Downtown Historic District, a few blocks from Rodney Square, the Grand Opera House, the Christina Cultural Center, and Delaware History Museum, as well as many other downtown destinations. DCAD is easily accessible by multiple DART buses. Street parking is also readily available at no charge after 6:00 pm.

Tuition for each course is indicated as a part of the course description. A one-time per semester, non-refundable registration fee is required. Tuition and fees must be paid in full before the start of the class. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.