Student Resources



Our goal is to make sure you have everything you need to thrive academically and in your future creative career. RMCAD’s campus boasts a number of resources to optimize your experience in and outside of the classroom.

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Take Advantage of Free Digital Resources

To help students succeed, RMCAD provides access to complimentary subscriptions to industry-standard digital tools including:

  • A subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Including Behance, the service’s online portfolio platform.
  • Access to professional development tools via LinkedIn Learning, which hosts over 50,000 web-based tutorials.
  • Lifetime email address granting access to AutoDesk, Microsoft Office, SketchFab, online discounts, and more.


A hub of academic support resources and tools that will help you succeed

No matter what program you’re studying, the Learning Commons is a place that facilitates research, provides learning support, and offers a clearinghouse of information for students from all walks of life. Click here to learn more.

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RMCAD students working in Techbar


From technical support to troubleshooting issues, RMCAD’s TechBar has it all

As a RMCAD student, you’ll have access to our full-service technical support center during campus hours. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, graphic design or game art student, our TECHBAR is an excellent student resource for all.

Our staff of technology experts are ready to help you select the best software for your classes; learn about available upgrades; troubleshoot issues with your existing computers and devices; and even check out a variety of equipment for your projects—from digital cameras to light kits—for free.


Branded sweatshirts, art supplies, and software—all available at RMCAD’s SPECTRUM Supply Store

Visit the Texas building on campus for everything you need for the college experience. Students can get discounts and savings when buying computer software, including all of the newest releases from Adobe, Microsoft, and more. Are you looking for digital equipment or art supplies? Or maybe you’re wondering, “Where can I find RMCAD apparel near me?” The SPECTRUM supply store has all of that and more with a significant student discount. Shop our store here.

Spectrum the RMCAD Store sign


Academic Advisors and Registrar experts take the stress out of schedules and payments

From when you first walk on campus to when you walk across the stage for graduation, you’ll have a lot of questions. Our Advisors are here to help you answer those questions, from prerequisites and time management to school policies and study habits.


If you run low on resources, the student food and supply bank has your back

The Mine is a food and supply bank that is stocked with non-perishable items and art supplies each semester. If you are ever low on funds or can’t get to the store, you are welcome to stop by for up to five food items to tie you over for the week. Supplies are available on a take one, leave one basis to keep a good variety of materials in rotation. If you don’t have the right materials to finish an assignment, come visit The Mine on the second floor of Texas or visit the Student Portal for the Virtual Mine.

Box of colorful art supplies


You’ll have a classroom right at your fingertips with our Online Learning Management System

Both on campus and online students will work in RMCAD’s Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS is a resourceful online environment that serves as the main platform for students to participate in online courses, view course material, communicate with instructors, interact with peers, submit projects, receive feedback, and track the progress of their work.

RMCAD’s Learning Management System offers the following features:

  • The ability to send direct and group messages within the LMS
  • A notifications system that allows activity/grades tracking for projects and courses
  • An internal discussion/critique board
  • The opportunity to use a variety of file types for work submissions
  • An easy-to-use navigation

Additional technical support and trouble shooting for the LMS is available at


Need Assistance? Visit the Palette.

Palette is the RMCAD one-stop campus resource center providing students with on-the-spot access to Financial Aid, Registrar, and Advising services. The collective goal is to assist students with immediate support across partnering student service departments to enhance the student experience. The Palette is staffed between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST to have all of your finance, schedule and advising questions answered, one stroke at a time.

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