Wade College is a specialized college that offers dual major Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Merchandising and Design. The educational program emphasizes the importance of both general education and specialized study. General education in fine art, humanities, social science, behavioral science, mathematics, and other subjects helps students prepare for careers in the visual fields while also helping them to broaden their perspectives. Complemented by the design and merchandising programs at the college, courses in general studies help students develop the analytical, written, mathematical, communication, business, and presentation skills necessary to bridge their specialized fields of study with the demands of the larger world of business and industry. Specialized study in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, and merchandise marketing at the associate-degree level and fashion design, interior design, merchandise management, and visual communication at the baccalaureate-degree level helps students develop professional skills required to advance in their career field.
Class sizes at Wade College are small. Individual attention to students is prized. This allows professors to emphasize maximum student participation while promoting an active student/professor relationship. The professional credentials of the faculty and the diversity of the student body promote exposure to and appreciation of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In addition, comprehensive student services are offered in the areas of financial services, career services, student workshops, clubs and activities, advising, and graduate placement assistance. Student needs are given high priority.
One of the key objectives of the college is to render its graduates with credentials suitable for immediate employment and rapid advancement. To that end, Wade College selects a faculty with the academic credentials and work-related experience to assure quality education. They represent the college's sincere commitment to student success. Moreover, the curriculum is constantly examined and revised to assure students receive current and meaningful instruction, and the location of the college within the Dallas Market Center offers students the opportunity to witness and become a part of the merchandising and design industries while they are still in school.