Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Established 1963
Type Private
President Dr. Maria Puzziferro
Dean Dr. Kiki Gilderhus
Academic staff 73 fulltime
Admin. staff 150
Location Lakewood, CO, USA
Campus Urban
23 acres (9.3 hectares)
Colours Orange
Nickname RMCAD

The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is a for-profit art school in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA.[1] The college was founded in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, an artist and teacher. A group of investors who own Full Sail University purchased a 49 percent share of the company.[2]

RMCAD is an institution offering campus and online undergraduate and graduate degrees, fully accredited, with majors in 3D Animation, Animation, Art Education, Commercial Photography, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Illustration. Graduate degrees include a Master of Arts in Education, Leadership and Emerging Technologies and a Master of Arts in Design Strategy and Innovation.

RMCAD is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). In addition, RMCAD is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The on-campus professional Interior Design BFA program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation CIDA.

RMCAD's campus contains eighteen historical buildings built in a variety of 20th-century architectural styles. The campus is the former site of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS), included in the National Register of Historic Places listings in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Special learning facilities include a woodshop, ceramics studio, photography lab, professional sound studio, 283-seat auditorium, 35-seat audiovisual theater, large meeting rooms, and a Library/Resource Center.

RMCAD's Lakewood, Colorado Campus at night

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