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 in a variety of fields and we’re not looking to slow down.
Our commitment was, is, and will always be to you and your future. Whether you study fashion design, animation, game art, graphic design, or any other of our renowned programs, you can expect a quality, well-rounded education in an innovative atmosphere.
Whether pursuing your art and design education on campus or online, you’ll take accredited program courses taught by passionate and experienced educators that are dedicated to helping you evolve your craft.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world.
Already a well-known illustrator and educator himself, Phil wanted to develop an art training program based on the traditional, academic method of drawing and painting that dates back to the Renaissance.
His mission was to make RMCAD a ‘community of creatives’ that would instill in all students a passion for creativity, innovation, and a desire for lifelong learning—both in the fine arts and applied arts. He sought to nurture the individual talents of each student, to integrate critical thinking and analysis into their skills, and to contribute in socially responsible ways to the local, global, and professional communities.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). RMCAD is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).