DCAD is dedicated to empowering emerging creatives and cultivating inclusive and diverse communities. We will help you push boundaries, break molds, and craft the extraordinary.  

Unlock your creative and career potential. Apply to DCAD and bring your dreams to life! 

In two transformative years DCAD offers:

  • Six majors and unlimited possibilities
  • Supportive Faculty of professional artists and designers who will get to know you, your work, and your personal vision
  • A portfolio of work that will enable you to transfer to complete your Bachelors of Fine Arts or jump-start your career
Apply Today!

Portfolio Days

Need help with your portfolio? Come out to DCAD for a Portfolio Review Day!

  • Get one-on-one feedback from DCAD faculty & staff members.
  • Spend some time creating/refining your work in our facilities.
  • Bring a copy of your transcript to apply in house.
Register Now!

Meet Our Admissions Team

Your admission counselor is your guide to explore all that DCAD has to offer you. Contact us with questions about what we offer, how to apply and more. 

Daejah Henry – Admissions Counselor

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The DCAD Campus

By visiting the campus, you can envision yourself as part of the DCAD community and gain a better understanding of the programs offered.

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Faculty Visits

Attention Art Educators! Do you want to connect your students with our faculty by having them visit your school or host you here at DCAD?

Fill out the form linked below!

Request a Faculty Visit

Open Art Initiative

In 2021 DCAD announced the Open Art Initiative, an effort to ease admission requirements designed to increase access to art education for aspiring artists.

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Info for Accepted Students

Recently accepted to DCAD and wondering what to do next? Visit our accepted students page for more information. 

Accepted Students

Questions? We’re Here to Help

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 302.622.8000