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What is the top Delaware graphic design schools for 2022?
|1||Delaware College of Art and Design||Wilmington|
|2||University of Delaware||Newark|
Our 2022 ranking of the top graphic design school programs in Delaware. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
1. Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, Delaware
Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) has a two-year Graphic Design Program that prepares students for immediate entry-level employment in the industry. The program is multidisciplinary and immersive, with all students engaged in the same DCAD Core.
With small class sizes and access to studios and the latest industry software, the Graphic Design Program covers Design Skills, Typography, Visual Communication, Photography, Audience Awareness, Historical Theory, Problem-Solving, and Research. The Graphic Design Program at Delaware College of Art and Design leads to an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA).
Graduates are prepared to enter a BFA program at a four-year university or pursue positions in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Publication Design, Publishing, and other areas.
Delaware College of Art and Design is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Established in 1997 by Corcoran College of Art and Design (DC) and Pratt Institute (NY), DCAD is the Delaware’s only art and design school. Delaware College of Art and Design served several hundred students enrolled in fast-track programs in Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Programs at DCAD lead to the Associate of Fine Arts Degree (AFA).
2. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at University of Delaware (UD) houses 23 academic departments and 27 programs. The CAS Department of Art & Design has a Visual Communications Program that leads to a BFA (BFA-VC). Program features include visiting artists and designers, internships, immersive studio experiences that encourage learning by doing, field trips, and study abroad experiences.
The 124-credit hour BFA-VC Program begins with two years in Core Art and Design courses. During the Junior and Senior years, students will complete 36 credit hours of BFA-VC courses. Examples include Design Methods, Experimental Type, Interaction Design, Typographic Methods, Design Contexts, and Design Studio. The program culminates with a BFA Project and Exhibition. Students will leave the BFA-VC Program with a polished portfolio of their work.
Graduates of the University of Delaware Visual Communications Program are prepared to pursue careers in design-related professions such as Advertising, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Illustration, and Digital Media.
University of Delaware is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Founded in 1743, UD began as a small private academy. Today, UD is a state-assisted and privately governed land-, sea-, and space-grant university that serves more than 23,600 students. University of Delaware provides more than 300 programs across 10 colleges and schools.