Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design


Distance Education at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Experience. Explore. Create.

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.

RMCAD is an art school like no other. As a community of creatives, we’re dedicated to the personal success of each of our students, whether they choose to pursue their studies on campus or online. Offering a unique combination of freedom and support, we help all of the artists and designers who enroll with us to find their voice, discover their own paths, and thrive as art and design professionals.

To achieve this, we rely on our core educational principles, which we call the Six Pillars of RMCAD:

A creative environment that fosters contagious energy
A challenging curriculum that encourages innovation
A fresh approach to learning that promotes individuality
An atmosphere of intensity that drives students to push conventional boundaries
A focus on success that helps students achieve their professional goals
An intimate community that celebrates both freedom and support


RMCAD is a fully-accredited college specializing in developing aspiring artists and designers to their full potential.  The online curriculum is taught by working artists and designers, who focus on leading students to find their own voice, while uniquely preparing them for a successful career in art and/or design related fields.


RMCAD boasts a fully accredited, custom learning management system catered to creative learners and thinkers, access to actual instructors, unique "critique zones" allowing for a tremendous level of interactivity with other students.


Financial Support

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Our institutional code is 013991.


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