Located in Denver, Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design combines an experienced faculty of working artists with state-of-the-industry technology, creating a fine arts academy 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 at our art academy, 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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The field of animation merges the arts of acting, design, illustration, sculpture, and filmmaking with today’s technology.
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
You’ll learn to build engaging narratives through courses that include character + level design, animated storytelling, and motion studies.
Graphic design is the marriage of form, function, and imagination to create a visual language.
You’ll learn the techniques necessary to create innovative designs, from one-of-a-kind pieces, small lot development, and mass production projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Everyone just wants to express themselves in their own way, and that’ll always be important.”