We welcome and congratulate you for choosing duCret School of Art to study at!
The professionals who teach at duCret are well established and professionally acitve artisans who bring insight along with an extensive wealth of knowledge to their respective classroom studios. Majors are offered in Graphic Design/Computer Graphics, Fine Art and Illustration. Full-time students can complete the 90 credit professional art program in three years. However, anyone 16+yrs may enroll on a part-time basis for day, evening or Saturday non-accredited classes, taking as few as one class per week. [Part time students must take 5 classes per week to qualify for accredited classes].
ADMISSION PROCESS for FULL TIME (3 YR CAREER PROGRAM)
1) APPLY: you must submit an application form and mail in with $25.00 fee to duCret School of Art. Form & fee can also be dropped off to admissions office between 9am-4pm, Mon – Fri.
2) INTERVIEW: duCret will notify you and invite you to schedule an interview within 7 days receipt of your application. The invitation usually comes in the form of a letter mailed to you, however, sometimes office staff will also contact you to schedule an appointment. You will interview with the Director of duCret, where you will discuss the curriculum, along with other things mentioned below.
3) ENROLL: If accepted after interview, you will be personally instructed and guided through our enrollment process.
4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Upon enrollment you will be guided through the financial assistance program, should you qualify for assistance.
**Prepare Your Portfolio NOW: A portfolio can consist of approximately 5 – 12 finished pieces. We’re not interested in volume. We want to access your talent levels and learned art skills. So put your best foot forward and present us only your BEST pieces. (Can be digital, ceramic pieces, jewelry pieces or standard painting/sketch portfolio and can be presented on a notebook computer as well).
In order to be considered for admission to the duCret School of Art, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
1) An applicant must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance. 2) They must possess a high school diploma, G.E.D., or its recognized equivalent.(A state certificate that says that the student has passed a state-authorized exam.)
*It is the applicant’s responsibility to produce proof of high school graduation, G.E.D., or the recognized equivalent prior to the first day of class.
ABOUT YOUR INTERVIEW/PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Please arrive ON TIME for your scheduled appointment. You will most likely be meeting with the Director himself. He will look through your porfolio and assess your talent level and level of art training. In your interview he may ask questions as to why you want to be a professional artist, and how do you see yourself making a living as an artist in today’s world. He will discuss the duCret expectations for students and may inquire of your life as it is now. He will help you to understand the commitments you will have to make to become a full time student. Office staff will help you to work out a financial arrangement or will direct those who qualify for financial aid to the proper steps for application for aid. You will walk out of your interview with a very clear idea as to whether duCret holds opportunities for you. If you are not able to commit to a full time program, you will have the option to choose to be a part time student and will still be able toto participate in any programs we have for the general public – such as our Open studios and periodic workshops.
Advanced Standing/Transfer Advanced standing in some or all subjects may be secured by students who have previous post-secondary art training in comparable courses. Transfer students must take a minimum of one (1) year, ten (10) courses at duCret. A transcript, course description and portfolio will be reviewd by admission.
An orientation program is scheduled for all incoming new students approximately a week before class semester begins. The purpose of this program is to acquaint the students with the necessary requirements, rules and regulations of the school.
The duCret school of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in admissions, employment, treatment, or access to its programs or activities.
SCHEDULING A PRE-APPLICATION TOUR
Students with Parents/Gardians are welcome to come tour the school before the application process. Call 908-757-7171 between 9 – 4pm, MON – Friday. (Sorry – no Saturday tour times now, however, early weekday evening tours can be arranged). On your tour you can ask anything about classes, hours, tuition, financing as well. You will go home well informed about all opportunities available to you here at duCret.
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