First Time Freshmen
So, where to begin...
Discover everything that RMCAD has to offer from exciting programs to life on campus and beyond. Learn from real artists, designers, and liberal arts professionals who have lived and worked in their respective industries. With both on-campus and online programs, we balance real-world connections and hands-on learning with the high-tech resources and accessibility you expect in a digital world.
As a Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design student, you can rely on us to educate, guide, and encourage you on your artistic journey. Since 1963, we’ve been prepping students for exhilarating careers, it’s your turn to explore your creativity and pursue your passion
One of the most affordable art + design colleges.
Get your education without a pile of student debt.
Established leader in online education.
RMCAD isn't behind on the times and values virtual learning.
Accredited by numerous independent bodies.
Yes, we're legit.
Offering more than 10 diverse disciplines in the arts.
Plenty of room to explore and grow.
Helping the next generation of young artists jumpstart their creative careers.
Yes, that means you!
Our admissions process is designed so you can learn about RMCAD while we get to learn about you. You’ll have the opportunity to experience RMCAD resources, sit in on a class or two, meet the Chair of your selected department, and take a campus tour either in person or online.
Financing Your Future
Education is an investment and determining how to pay for college has many important steps.
RMCAD’s Financial Aid Office has dedicated professionals to help you understand FAFSA, types of aid available, tuition and fees, and payment plans.
There are several types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and student loans. We’re here to help you determine what your costs will be and the best plan to help you finance your future.
Our incredible campus marries the historic charm of the past with the sustainable, technological advancements of the future.
Currently, the campus boasts 17 structures, 11 of which are devoted to classrooms, common areas, and other support spaces, including four galleries and ample studio spaces. Download a campus map here.
At RMCAD, we are proud of our commitment to online learning and have spent more than a decade ensuring our students are set up for success, no matter where they live in the world.
As an online student, you have just as much access to RMCAD resources as an on-campus student, so it’s easy to stay connected and involved through class discussions, virtual events, and the mobile app.
Whether you’ve lived in Denver your whole life or you’re making the big move to attend RMCAD, you’re likely to fall in love with the area’s natural beauty, bountiful outdoor adventures, and incredible urban amenities. RMCAD does not currently offer on-campus housing. However, there are Student Living options located in the Denver Metro area that can provide a traditional college housing experience for RMCAD students.
Diversity, equity, inclusion
We maintain a policy of inclusiveness that recognizes, values, and reflects the diversity of the community it serves.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) introduces individuals to facets of difference, enables all to succeed, and creates an environment that respects and values individual differences along varying dimensions. The integral values of DEI guide our academic and institutional development, serving our mission to prepare learners to be forces of change in their industries, communities and the world.
Student Work + Success
Becoming a student is just the beginning of the journey. We believe creativity happens outside the lines, and artistic development inside these walls. The student work and success stories are just the result of learning in an environment where you are encouraged to dream, create, and inspire.
See all the amazing and creative work being made by students at RMCAD!
Alumni Success Stories
Catch up with our alumni and see where they have found success following graduation.