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College Profile: Delaware College of Art and Design

 
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Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), was founded in 1997 through a partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College 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’s associate of fine arts (AFA) degree program is offered in six disciplines: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. Apart from the traditional disciplines of the fine artist, these include opportunities in publishing, marketing, computer graphics, advertising, packaging, display design, and photography. DCAD offers apartment style dormitory in the Saville Apartments directly across 6th Street from studio and academic facilities at 600 North Market Street. The Copeland Student Center, located in the Market Street side of the Saville Apartment building, is scheduled to open in December, 2008. It provides a student lounge, gym, bookstore and art supply area. The Office of Student Services is responsible for overseeing the general welfare of students, offering support services and for planning both recreational and educational activities. Support services offered are career counseling, health and safety education and personal counseling. A Student Council facilitates participation and input from the student body.
 
600 N Market St
Wilmington, DE
19801-3007
302-622-8000 (general)
302622-886-7122 (financial aid)
302622-886-7123 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of DCAD is to provide a diverse and talented student population with thorough preparation in art and design within an innovative educational environment that combines theory and practice. The College's programs emphasize creativity, problem solving skills, technical expertise, knowledge of historical frameworks and critical awareness in the education of creative and responsible artists and designers. A faculty of accomplished professionals brings the College artistic and intellectual breadth and rigor; its members serve as role models and mentors. Through its professional associate degree programs DCAD provides students with the opportunity to continue their undergraduate education through transfer to four-year colleges of art and design as well as a foundation for successful and satisfying careers. The College also serves as a leader in Wilmington's educational and cultural life through community-based activities, and as a focal point for downtown revitalization.


General Information
Other Names DCAD
Type Private not-for-profit, 2-year
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesNo Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Delaware College of Art and Design Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
204 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
477 Fall Applicants207 Total Dormitory Capacity
292 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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