Discover Pre-College Programs at DCAD

Students at Pre-College

Fuel Your Passion Before College

Registration for Winter/Spring 2023 is Now Open!

DCAD’s Pre-College Programs are designed for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing an art and design education.

Through a variety of workshops, courses, and other events designed specifically for teens, you will have an opportunity to learn what it’s like to study art in higher education, further your practice, and discover some of the many career options you can pursue.

Whether you plan on applying to an art and design college, are looking to hone your skills and craft, or if you simply want to try something new, Pre-College programs are the opportunity you’re looking for!

For a complete listing of our Spring (winter) 2023 programs and registration information, visit DCAD’s Eventbrite page.

Summer 2023 – Registration is Now Open…

Registration for DCAD’s popular summer one or two week-long Pre-College Immersive Program for High School Students is now open! Visit our Eventbrite page for information and to register. Space is limited.


Scholarships are available for all Pre-College courses, workshops, and the summer immersive program. Please contact [email protected] to request a scholarship application form.

SPECIAL NOTICE: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns regarding variants, the Delaware College of Art and Design will require all Community Education students including Pre-College students to be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. For detailed information, please visit DCAD’s COVID-19 Procedures page.