Art Design College

BRING YOUR CREATIVITY TO LIFE

ARt + Design College

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WHERE YOUR CREATIVITY COMES TO LIFE

At Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, we believe in originality. Creativity happens outside the lines. Located in Denver, Colorado, RMCAD combines an experienced faculty of working artists with state-of-the-industry technology, creating an art and design school like no other.
Whether you pursue your degree on campus or online, RMCAD offers a hybrid of learning methods for your convenience. As a student, you’ll learn how to innovate in art and design and you’ll benefit from courses that allow you to apply your degree in the real world.
At RMCAD, our students come first. We welcome individuality and self-reflection, and appreciate and celebrate our community. You belong here. Find inspiration for your career. For art. For life.
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Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs

ANIMATION

The field of animation merges the arts of acting, design, illustration, sculpture, and filmmaking with today’s technology.

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ART EDUCATION

As a student in the Art Education Program, you’ll get on-the-ground teaching experience that gives you the opportunity to develop real-world skills that set you up for success in the classroom

GAME ART

You’ll learn to build engaging narratives through courses that include character + level design, animated storytelling, and motion studies.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic design is the marriage of form, function, and imagination to create a visual language.

FASHION DESIGN

You’ll learn the techniques necessary to create innovative designs, from one-of-a-kind pieces, small lot development, and mass production projects.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

This program is designed to help you build a strong, relevant portfolio that demonstrates your mastery of musical knowledge, technology skills and business principles.

FINE ARTS

You’ll explore a variety of medias from painting, sculpture, and photography, to video art and ceramics. Students are taught to focus on the development of artistic theories to gain a fundamental understanding of the broader concepts in the world of art.

ILLUSTRATION

The illustration program at RMCAD allows you to establish strong traditional drawing and painting skills, which gives students the ability to create imaginative and observational work.

ILLUSTRATIVE DESIGN

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design provides students with a hybrid degree combining the skills you learn in Illustration with the approach to design thinking you learn in Graphic Design.

INTERIOR DESIGN

By taking an interdisciplinary approach that draws from art, architecture, environmental design, graphic design, and industrial design, the program provides a comprehensive education and prepares you to enter your field.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

As a Photography student at RMCAD, you’ll be immersed in the conceptual, practical, and aesthetic aspects of commercial photography while learning the important technical, ethical, and professional skills necessary to succeed as a working photographer.

Master of Fine Arts Programs

EDUCATION MEDIA DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY

The EMDT Master of Arts program combines the latest in digital technology with essential principles of storytelling and art, inspiring students in the application of creative teaching methodologies and instructional design.

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OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR NEW CAREER.

We’ve got your back after graduation. Those in a highly creative field are traditionally resourceful, innovative, and imaginative. This opens up a world of possibilities – and might even send you across the world. Our alumni are doing incredible things. With the skills they learned at RMCAD, they’re changing the world through art and design.

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Student Work

Illustration of Marie Antionette
An abstract sculpture
Fashion models on a runway
An abstract print
Mockup of packaging design
Illustration of a marketplace
Mockup and design of UI
Interior design installation
Interior design installation
illustration of two people and mushrooms
Illustration of a big foot
Mockup and design of a skateboard
Mockup and design of posters
Illustration of a markett
Mockup and design of a CD
A photograph of a woman and an instrument
Illustration of a cliff and water
Illustration of a forrest
A model of a dragon head
Prints of cities
An art installation of televisions
A photography of a woman
Illustration of birds
Digital design of an advertisement
illustration of a dog park
Fashion design of a dress

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bring your creativity to life