get started at ducret

There ARE other ways to appropriately get started in life, besides getting a traditional 4-year degree! For artists, the most effective way to break into the visual arts field is to become directly involved in the arts - from the get go. Our studio based classes get you started immediately on creating your own dreams for life because you learn while you are creating! And unlike college programs - every class you take at duCret is in art! Desire to be in business for yourself? Our Art Entrepreneur Program can launch you in three years. Since 1926, duCret has successfully launched the careers of many nationally known artists. There are two ways to get started:

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CONTINUING EDUCATION - No need to apply! Register for any class or workshop, one class at a time. Adults (16 YRS+) can register online or can phone-in registration for any (15 wk) semester class or workshop without having to formally apply to duCret. Adult classes are offered on days, nights & Saturdays.


TOUR DUCRET (ANYTIME)

Learn what's here for you BEFORE you register or apply! Call 908.757.7171 to schedule a tour and 'ask anything you want' session. It takes less than an hour. Dress casual. Bring a few pieces of your artwork for review. Click for more info.

Financial Assistance

A class must be paid in full before it begins. For more than three classes per semester, individuals can inquire about a payment plan. Call 908.757.7171 to schedule a financial appointment Mon - Fri, 9 am  - 4 pm. duCret offers three E-Z payment option plans. 

Career PROGRAMS

ART ENTREPRENEURS - Those desiring a professional career in the arts may apply to our Art Entrepreneur Program to acquire the foundation skills necessary for a career in the arts. Majors: Fine Art, Illustration & Graphic Design. F/T or P/T Programs are available. Individuals must APPLY to this program.


E-Z STEPS TO APPLY


STEP 1 - To apply to our F/T & P/T Career Programs: Submit Application Form along with $25.00 Fee. To mail application: DOWNLOAD HERE

STEP 2 - You will receive a letter scheduling you for an interview with a designated admissions rep. You must bring: with you, a portfolio or at least 3 - 5 samples of your best and most recent artwork.

STEP 3 - Upon acceptance you will be directed to schedule an appointment to review your schedule, tuition and financial assistance options. You will be guided through the final enrollment steps with your admissions rep. 


NEED SOMETHING SHORTER? TRY workshopS

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ADULT WORKSHOPS (16 YRS+)

Seasonal Adult Workshops are offered, as well as a Summer Adult Art Series in July and Aug.

Teens AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

Teens learn adult method foundation skills and techniques & develop portfolio art for college entry.

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KIDS / TEENS ART WORKSHOPS

Fall/Spring Sat. Morn workshops & Summer Kids and Teens Art Camp is offered.