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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?

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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? This guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to start a new club. If you have questions, contact

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.”

About the Alliance
The Diversity Alliance is committed to improving the quality of student life by providing resources, opportunities and civic engagement to people of all backgrounds. We are a group of individuals that support, inspire and empower equity and inclusion through community outreach and leadership training. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to be a part of something special in the Diversity Alliance. Click here to learn more about RMCAD’s mission and values.

Why are pronouns important?
Understanding the correct use of pronouns is important because they are often gender implied, leading to assumptions that are not always correct. To avoid making a mistake about the person you are talking to, the best way to ask is “what are your preferred or proper pronouns?” Questions like this will open up the conversation while building a connection amongst one another. Click here to read more about personal pronouns.

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion is important because it introduces individuals to facets of difference and enables all to succeed.

Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion creates an environment that respects and values individual differences along varying dimensions. For more details about the committee, please email the Diversity Coordinator, Tya Anthony at

Our mission is to educate and encourage the inclusivity of different sexual, romantic, and gender identities at RMCAD. We aim to create a safe and friendly environment for LGBTQIA+ and Straight Allies who share a common vision of social equality. We believe that every student should be assured access to LGBTQIA+ education and resources without fear of harassment or violence. We are here to help if you feel alone or voiceless and need someone to talk to.

We are currently meeting on Tuesdays at 12:00pm MDT via Zoom. All of our meetings are public and we encourage all students to attend. We also have a Discord community, which can be accessed through the RMCAD app!

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.

The RMCAD Film Club screens and attends movies in a variety of genres and hosts post-movie discussions with students, faculty, and guest speakers. Movies transport us, reflect our cultural concerns, and shape our ideals. We often form lasting human connections through the stories that we view and as image makers, these experiences inform the stories that we tell as artists and designers. The Film Club creates a space for viewing these stories and a community to give voice to the ideas that are sparked by our shared experience.

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Roll@RMCAD aims to promote creativity by connecting students to the glorious roleplaying game that is Dungeons & Dragons.

We strive to collaborate with students across all majors, whether they be veterans of the game or complete beginners with interest in learning.

We understand that schedules change from term-to-term. To help combat this, our variety of immersive Dungeons & Dragons adventures are run at various times throughout the week, both on-campus and online.

Throughout the year, we host a variety of small events to connect with the student body, such as one-shot parties, informational workshops, and open-forum meetings.

Those interested in the club are encouraged to join our Discord server. There you can chat amongst other members, share interesting resources, upload original artwork, and talk with Dungeon Masters seeking players to join their adventures!

Join the Roll@RMCAD Discord!

Adventure awaits you! Join our ever-growing community of roleplaying enthusiasts.
Fill out our simple registration form to join:

Questions? Send an email to

Our mission is to create a space where creatives from the Hip Hop culture can express themselves, collaborate, and elevate. Find us on Soundcloud.

Spikeball is a new hand sport sweeping the nation. It’s a combination of volleyball and four-square played 2 vs. 2. RMCAD Spikeball intends to hold a high standard of sportsmanship and kindness towards other players/students bringing students and people in the community together to have fun playing a game as well as encouraging physical and mental wellness.