The Altos de Chavón School of Design is a hub for art and design in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1983, the school has attracted the top artists not just from across the island, but from around the world. The School has a multicultural approach to art and design education and students are encouraged to compete in international design circles, broaden their education in fine and applied arts, and to serve as the creative lifeblood for their industry not just during their time at the school, but once they have graduated, too.
Associated with Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, the vigorous art and design program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of three concentrations: fashion design, communication design, or fine arts/illustration. Since the school first opened, over 10,000 students from 35 different countries have passed through the classrooms at the Altos de Chavón School of Design. Today, the village of Altos de Chavón is a thriving center for artists from around the world thanks in large part to the high caliber of programs offered at the design school.