|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Small city|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Associate's|
|Level of Institution:||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
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.
Being that it is a small school, it allows students, faculty, and staff to become one giant family. Even though you are on your own for the most part, everyone looks out for one another and the staff is always available and understanding. Wilmington is also an interesting place in itself. Every first weekend of the month, there is art loop on the market street block. There is plenty of art, free food, and entertainment during these days. In addition, living in an apartment style dormitory was a thousand times better than the jail cell-like dorms at most universities.Read More