1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 22,400
Foreign students
USD 22,400
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

DCAD embraces the practice of a Foundation year. During this time, all students, regardless of their program, focus on the same fundamental issues of form making through studio classes in drawing, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional (time-based) design, and color theory. The purpose of the foundation experience is to develop visual literacy and skill in basic studio technique, to provide a foundation in art history, and to promote understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of the visual arts. During the first two semesters, students work with materials, concepts and skills that they apply later in their areas of concentration