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Welcome to RMCAD

On campus + online, This is where your creativity comes to life. Pursue an exciting future in the creative industry.

At RMCAD, you’ll be taught by real artists, designers, and liberal arts professionals who have lived and worked in their respective industries. Are you ready to explore your creativity with plenty of room to grow? You’ll find it here. You’ll learn to transform your talent into a career that fuels your passion.

With both on-campus and online programs, we balance real-world connections and hands-on learning with the high-tech resources and access you expect in a digital world.

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65+ art galleries in the Greater Denver Metro Area

Artists are born and thrive in the Greater Denver Metro Area. Self-expression and the freedom to explore your artistic passion are ingrained in the culture of this booming area, which is home to over 65 art galleries and 300 + sunny days a year on average. That’s enough to convince artists and non-artists alike that the Denver Metro Area is a great place to be. There is a lot more to love about student life at RMCAD, from hiking in the Rocky Mountains to checking out your favorite bands at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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On Campus + Online

For over a decade, RMCAD continues to be a leader in online education.

Our blended learning experience provides young artists just like you the tools and technology they need to succeed. Our online faculty will provide the same high level of support on campus students receive no matter how you choose to complete your program. 

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RMCAD graduates are impacting the creative industry. Our graduates are working at some of the most recognizable and cutting-edge companies across the spectrum of artistic disciplines, many of whom are responsible for changing the face of their respective industries.

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*As of March 2024, alumni were employed at these organizations.

Student Work @RMCAD

Events @ RMCAD

When you’re bursting with drive, determination, and creativity, it’s hard to sit still and fade into the background. See what our students are up to and get in the know on upcoming (and unforgettable) events.

LetSummer Series: A Day at Chatfield ParkDraw Your SelfieCollege Funding WorkshopOn-Campus Figure Sketch Night Figure Sketch Night: Virtual 7/25/2024Creative Mornings -Michelle GrueningStretchers from Scratch: A How to Guide for Painters

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Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Campus

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