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Their success is your success, is our success! We want your son or daughter to succeed at RMCAD, in fact it’s our top priority!


As the parent or guardian, you have a very important role in the life of your college-bound student. With so many decisions to make and documents to get in line, it can seem overwhelming. We’re here to give you all the information you need to help you guide them in their journey to a better tomorrow.

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One of the most affordable art + design colleges

Get your education without a pile of student debt

Established leader in online education

RMCAD isn't behind on the times and values virtual learning

Accredited by numerous independent bodies

Yes, we're legit

Offering more than 10 diverse disciplines in the arts

Plenty of room to explore and grow

Helping the next generation of young artists jumpstart their creative careers


Whether you’ve lived in Denver your whole life or you’re making the big move to attend RMCAD, you’re likely to fall in love with the area’s natural beauty, bountiful outdoor adventures, and incredible urban amenities. RMCAD does not currently offer on-campus housing.  However, There are three Student Living options located in the Denver Metro area and that can provide a traditional college housing experience to RMCAD students.

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Financing Your Future

Education is an investment and determining how to pay for college has many important steps.

RMCAD’s Financial Aid Office has dedicated professionals to help you understand FAFSA, types of aid available, tuition and fees, and payment plans.

There are several types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and student loans. We’re here to help you determine what your costs will be and the best plan to help you finance your future.

What are you waiting for?

Apply To RMCAD Today!

Learn On-Campus

Our incredible campus marries the historic charm of the past with the sustainable, technological advancements of the future.

Currently, the campus boasts 17 structures, 11 of which are devoted to classrooms, common areas, and other support spaces, including four galleries and ample studio spaces. Download a campus map here.

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Academic Calendar


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Let's Design Your Future

Fall 2023 Graduation Exhibition

Fall 2023 Graduation Exhibition

Celebrate RMCAD’s graduates with an exhibition in the Philip J. Steele Gallery on the campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Friday, December 1, 2023 – Friday, January 12, 2024

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Red Shoe Awards Exhibit

2023 Red Shoe Awards Exhibition

Each year the Illustration Department selects and features outstanding student work from the prior year for the Red Shoe Awards Exhibition. Monday, October 30  – Friday, November 17 2023.

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60th Annual Student Exhibition

Each year, students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate the talent and hard work of our students at the Annual Student Exhibition. Thursday, October 5th – Friday, November 10th.

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Fashion Design Showcase 2023

Transformative: 2023 RMCAD Fashion Showcase

Join RMCAD for the annual Fashion Student Showcase! The graduating class of 2024 will be exhibiting their work that fits this year’s theme, Transformative. October 7, 2023. 7 p.m. MT. International Design Collection Building

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