Art Institute

Transfer Students

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The Art Institute’s various campus closures have undoubtedly created a stressful experience, which is why Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) has worked to provide an easy transition for you. We have developed a Teach-Out Agreement as well as an Articulation Agreement with The Art Institute of Colorado for the transfer of credits to benefit those students who wish to continue their education at RMCAD.

Through the Teach-Out Agreement, RMCAD will accept AI earned credits towards our BFA related degree. To qualify for the Teach-Out, you must have a year or less to completing your program. Those who do not qualify for the Teach-Out can still transfer up to 60 credit hours to RMCAD through the Articulation Agreement. Credit transfers will be evaluated individually through the submission of your official transcripts and a portfolio review.

RMCAD will also waive your application fee. We’ve opened our Denver campus to the most promising artists and designers in a variety of creative disciplines. We’re thrilled to do the same for you.

BFA Programs Eligible for the Teach-Out



Of the many benefits of transitioning into RMCAD, one of the most relevant is that RMCAD is regionally accredited by the same academic accrediting body that AI was a candidate for – the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

In addition to a $5,000 grant from AI (valid through July 2019), RMCAD offers AI transfer students a scholarship, reducing tuition by $1,500 per semester for on-campus students, and $800 per semester for online students.

Here’s the breakdown:



– At least 12 Credits taken in Fall and Spring
– At least 6 Credits taken in Summer
(one course per 8-week term)
– 2.5 Minimum GPA



– At least 12 Credits taken in Fall and Spring
– At least 6 Credits taken in Summer
(one course per 8-week term)
– 2.5 Minimum GPA

Valid Upcoming Term Start Dates:

JAN 7, 2019  |  JAN 28, 2019  |  MAR 4, 2019  |  MAR 25, 2019  |  MAY 6, 2019  |  JUL 1, 2019

Join us for one of our on-campus open houses to learn more about the strong, intimate community of creatives that comprises Colorado’s premier art school, or schedule a private tour. Details and registration information can be found at

There are many things to consider when looking at college options: programs of interest, campus culture, tuition, and, most importantly, career outcomes. RMCAD’s dedicated staff is here to ensure that you’re equipped with everything you need for an exceptional, life-changing experience–in college and beyond.

Please reach out to us directly with any questions/concerns.

We look forward to assisting you!

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