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Delaware College of Art and Design

Delaware College of Art and Design is an Associate's college with 196 students located in Wilmington, DE.

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Offers Associate Degrees

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 196
Gender 37% Male / 63% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 48% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 8%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 21%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Graphic Design (25%), Illustration (20%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (16%), Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other (16%), Photography (14%), Interior Design (6%)

Majors Offered

Associates

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

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.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

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.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

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.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Associates

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.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Administration & Faculty

President Stuart Baron
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 5
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 80 : 20
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 45/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 58.0% accepted of 429 applications

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $27,286 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $23,484
$30K-$48K $23,581
$48K-$75K $28,630
$75K-$110K $31,270
$110K+ $29,381

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $20,850, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $20,850 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,480 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,250 $11,250
Books $1,980 $1,980
Total (before financial aid) $35,560 $35,560

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 86% $6,658
Federal Scholarships/Grants 48% $4,833
Institutional Grants 94% $6,531
Other Federal Grants 6% $1,800
Other Loans 10% $15,302
Pell Grants 48% $4,596
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 15% $530
Student Loans 86% $8,458

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.dcad.edu/site/admissions/financial_aid/overview.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.dcad.edu/netprice2012/index.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

65% of students graduated on time.

70% of students graduated in six years.

74% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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