Art and design school does not have to be all work and no play. College is about meeting new people and discovering new interests. What better way to start experiencing new things than to join a club or organization that interests you?
Intended to inspire and educate, it is our goal to get students engaged in their interests outside of the classroom. Student Life offers students fun and unique activities, clubs, and organizations to promote lifelong learning and lasting relationships in an inclusive environment. Whether social, professional, cultural, or educational, Student Life is here to assist you in getting involved in life on campus.
Involvement in student clubs and activities can have a positive impact on the overall experience of students by providing opportunities to meet new friends, connect with the campus and Denver art community, as well as the development of valuable leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
RMCAD also has a variety of student clubs, supported by the Student Government Association and Student Life and representing interests as varied as performance, culture, design, gaming, and other creative opportunities.
Check out our list of current clubs and organizations. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Why not start your own? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your ideas for creating a new student club.
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
The RMCAD Photographers intend to create a visual and written forum for aspiring photojournalists, writers, videographers and photographers. Each digital media professional/member of The RMCAD Photographers will receive quarterly photography assignments geared toward producing photographic essays while connecting with local, national, and international media outlets. Assignments will be compiled quarterly into a digital in-house publication then added to each photographer’s portfolio.
The American Society of Interior Designers’ mission is to connect interior design students at RMCAD with professional opportunities and events. As members of our local ASID chapter, “The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.”
The goal of the RMCAD Gay Straight Alliance is to provide a safe and engaging area both inside and outside of the RMCAD community, where people of all sexual orientations can meet and communicate with like-minded individuals, have fun, and learn a little bit as well.
The goal of the Zine Collective is to provide an engaging area inside of the RMCAD community to create zines in the company of other creative people.
The mission of the New Genres Club at RMCAD is to expose students to alternative perspectives and strategies beyond traditional practices in visual art. New Genres is a lab and a creative forum for bringing more challenging work to the RMCAD ecosystem by encouraging students to explore the vast boundaries between medias. As a club, we create collaborative projects taking the form of performances, happenings, screenings, and exhibitions.
The Visual Artists Nexus (The Nexus) is the jumping point for creatives curious about life and work in the VFX and games industries. It’s mission is to build a safe and collaborative networking space for both academic and future professional work. It will address life in the various professional industries by hosting speakers and seminars; participating in game jams; interacting/viewing many different aspects of artistic media (games, film/animation, etc.) and it will focus on developing a strong sense of community amongst the various artistic disciplines within RMCAD. Finally, The Nexus will engage with alumni and industry professionals in Colorado and beyond to create a broad network of professional opportunities for current, former and future RMCAD students.
The RMCAD Fashion Society provides all students with incredible, necessary and unique industry opportunities and relationships to advance their studies and career. We are working towards making the RMCAD Fashion program a well-known and recognized pillar of the local, national and international fashion industry communities. Students will get the chance to participate in networking events, lectures, seminars, community building events, industry events, volunteering and resume building opportunities through membership in our organization.