Delaware College of Art and Design


At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 2-year


25 Faculty Members | 5:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD),; founded through a creative partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design,; joins these distinguished institutions in charting the future of art and design. DCAD's mission is to educate talented and committed students to become art makers,; idea generators,; problem solvers,; and visual communicators who can redefine the way we perceive and experience the world around us. DCAD also serves as a visible stakeholder,; cultural anchor,; and catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Wilmington. To accomplish this mission,; DCAD: Offers comprehensive and demanding associate of fine arts degree programs that emphasize structured,; visually-based,; hands-on studio experiences and a rigorous academic curriculum,; enabling students to continue their undergraduate education through transfer to four-year professional colleges of art and design while providing a basic foundation for successful and satisfying careers; Engages a faculty of accomplished professionals who are committed to serve as teachers,; role models and mentors,; as well as a qualified staff who understand,; appreciate,; and respond to the active and creative culture of DCAD; Nurtures a vibrant,; student-centered,; college community,; served by state-of-the-art learning,; working,; and living environments that inspire personal expression and effective collaboration; Participates in Wilmington's educational and cultural life through a variety of community-based programs and activities; and- Manages its human,; financial,; and physical resources effectively and efficiently to advance DCAD's programs and services.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees


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Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Did not receive aid
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 45.0% $5,306
State/local grants 8.0% $6,448
Institutional grants 77.0% $9,928
Loans 75.0% $11,308

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Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
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Undergraduate Majors X

    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
      • A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Graphic Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Illustration
      • A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Photography
      • A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
  • Apply 205
  • Accepted 131
  • Attend 36

Application Fee

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Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

  • High school GPA

  • Recommendation letter

  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    (international students)

  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian38.32%
  2. Black29.91%
  3. Not Specified11.21%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities9.35%
  5. Hispanic/Latino8.41%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native2.8%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled


Undergraduate students


Attendance breakdown

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Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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