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The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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Every Art College has issues.Quite BrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Every Art College has issues...heck every student has issues, but RMCAD is a quaint, quiet, loveable place full of responsive Professors, a dedicated staff, and a true kind-hearted leader as a President. The school is for profit, owned by Full Sail, and on the cusp of change. If you're looking for a place to make a name for yourself as an artist - RMCAD is definitely a well positioned platform for you. The CEO is completely open to student ideas, and he's striving to improve the conditions of student learning while keeping pace with the difficult demands of the Marketplace. I'm half-way through my program, and yes, there are schools I would go to if I had the chance, but RMCAD is evolving into a place for innovators, open-minded students with an interest in entrepreneurship, and people looking for a respite from the bustle and impersonal nature of large Universities. This is a craft college, a niche market, and a great spot to launch your career into the surrounding Denver and Western states.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: D-
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Being an online student i realize that thingsAverageOther
Being an online student i realize that things are going to be different. though it'd be nice to be treated like an in school student. We dont see any examples, the teachers dont show you at all how to do the projects an draw what theyre expecting. it seems as if since we're in there class we know exactly how to do the new and unknown theyre about to teach us. you dont get taught, you guess. thats what i realized from this school so far and it actually is managing to get worse. ive been a student for almost 2 years now and grow frustrated by the day. if you can ditch this school .. fast. because not only do they not help you they also like the money the get coming out of your pocket. you put a lot of work and money into it and receive less then half for what you were expecting.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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If you're going to RMCAD, make sure you'reQuite BrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
If you're going to RMCAD, make sure you're fine, and I mean absolutely fine, with 1. being completely on your own most of the time and 2. dedicating your life to meaningless, easy art projects. For a school that's smaller than my high school was, it's incredibly easy to get isolated at RMCAD. People there live all over the place and can't get to know each other at all. They're constantly pushing you towards online classes, which makes sense for any other kind of college but for art school that's completely absurd, which is exactly the right word to describe RMCAD. I've heard it used to be a good school but it definitely isn't now. You won't feel inspired there, the classes go way too fast to really take the time to create anything meaningful or to the best of your ability, they just pile on more and more busywork to teach you 5th grade concepts like light and shadow. I'm usually a pretty reasonable person but the only positive thing I can really say about that school is that if you're the type of person looking to go to art school just because it sounds easy, RMCAD is the place for you to waste your money on.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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