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Visit Us

Seeing is believing.

The best way to find out if RMCAD is the right school for you: come see us! Visit our historic campus; view our galleries and classrooms; talk to our professors; and witness firsthand the unique and supportive environment our students enjoy here.


RMCAD Create Day

Organized a few times throughout the year, RMCAD Create Day is the perfect opportunity to experience the little things that make our school so special. While the event is open to everyone, this is a particularly ideal time for students entering their senior year of high school to start exploring RMCAD. So just what is RMCAD Create Day? This full day of activities is designed to immerse you in the world of our tight-knit community, combining fun workshops, an educational Info Fair, and campus tours to give you a true taste of student life.

  • Meet with admissions counselors
  • Explore academic and support departments
  • Take a campus tour
  • Have our faculty review your portfolio
  • Design your own t-shirt in our screen-printing workshop
  • Learn useful tips in our portfolio presentation
  • Get the answers you need from our faculty and staff panel.

Click here for information about our upcoming RMCAD Create Day.


Individual Visits

You can schedule an individual or family tour on any weekday or Saturday (barring holidays), and we’ll tailor your visit to your specific interests. Please allow up to three hours for your visit, or longer if you plan to audit a class. During your visit, you can meet with an admissions counselor or department advisor; explore the campus; attend a class in your favorite area of study; and visit with financial aid representatives to discuss your variety of options. To schedule a tour, contact your personal admissions counselor or call us directly at 303.225.8585.


Visit Our Galleries

RMCAD is home to four galleries, which showcase the work of our students and faculty, as well as visiting national and international artists. Campus is also home to an outdoor sculpture garden.

We welcome you to visit the Philip J. Steele, Rude, Alumni and Student Galleries! Gallery hours are 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Please check in at the front desk of the Texas Building for a parking pass and campus information. Click here to read about current exhibitions.


Getting to RMCAD

RMCAD is located at:
1600 Pierce Street, Denver, Colorado 80214

Click to see a map and get specific directions at Google Maps.

To reach our campus:
    • Take the 6th Avenue West exit from I-25.
    • At Wadsworth Boulevard, head north
    • Turn east on Colfax Avenue.
    • Pierce Street is ½ mile east of Wadsworth, off of Colfax Avenue.
    • Turn north on Pierce Street and proceed ½ a block.
    • Enter the campus through the main gates (by the brick signs).

Visitor parking is available on the north side of the Texas Building, the first building you encounter as you enter the campus. Please enter through the north entrance of the Texas Building and check in at our Information Desk in the center of the first floor hallway.


Recommended Lodging

RMCAD has two preferred lodging partners:

The Holiday Inn Lakewood, an award-winning, full-service hotel is located 8 miles south of campus. RMCAD visitors may enjoy a significantly discounted standing room rate of $64/night. Please mention code "3-RMC" when making reservations. The hotel is located at 7390 W. Hampden Avenue, near the intersection of Wadsworth and Hampden (US 285). A courtesy shuttle between the hotel and campus is offered for all RMCAD guests based on availability. Call 888.737.5253 for reservations or visit www.hilakewood.com for more information.

The Curtis Hotel is 5 miles east of campus in the heart of Downtown Denver. A boutique hotel with a fun, pop-culture feel, The Curtis offers flat-screen televisions and iPod speaker systems in their chic, contemporary guest rooms. They offer a discounted $129 Sleep with Art rate to RMCAD visitors and guests. Just reference "Rocky Mountain College of Art" when booking your room. Call 800.525.6651 or visit www.thecurtis.com for reservations or more information.

Please feel free to contact us should you require further instructions.