Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

  • The college was founded in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, an artist and teacher.
  • The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is a for-profit art and design school in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA.          
  • RMCAD is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
  • RMCAD is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • The college has grown at an incredible clip since then, with major expansions to the physical campus, faculty, and programs of study. 
  • 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.
  • RMCAD a ‘community of creative’s’ 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.
  • RMCAD has taken great care to preserve the history of our beautiful campus, while also modernizing each building to serve the evolving needs of our art and design students.

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