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The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

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If you plan on going to this school do not rely on staff. Financial aid told me they were going to drop my classes and then didn't. They are charging me over 7,000 dollars. When I didn't go to one class and told them I wasn't going to be to afford to go to school there. And when I brought it up to them about the charge they stopped responding to my emails and were not willing to fix the problem.
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RMCAD is a joke.Art & Design Department
RMCAD is a joke. If you like to be around a bunch of stuck up rich kids, than by all means this place is perfect for you. The faculty and teachers do not expect you to be a free thinker. If you are self-aware and not a corporate zombie, than don't even consider this place. If you live in the Denver area and want an art degree. MOVE!
Male -- Class 2000
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I started going to RMCAD when the SteelesSuper BrilliantArt & Design Department
I started going to RMCAD when the Steeles (the family who started the school and made it the high ranking educational institute it once was) were still in control. It was incredible. My instructors were both challenging and helpful, the administration was friendly, and my peers were people I could use to challenge myself with. My artistic talent grew and I gained a sense of dedication and work ethic. During my final year (2010) the school was purchased by another school, Full Sail University. The change in atmosphere and educational value was almost instant. The dean stepped down, staff who challenged the degradation of the school were fired, tuition increased, and professor salaries decreased. The incoming students were no longer subject to portfolio reviews upon entrance (if you're trying to get into an art school for fine arts or illustration and cannot pass a portfolio review you should chose a different degree, like business) and the administrative staff seemed more concerned with making money and painting their nails than the reputation of their school or the future successes of its students.Do not go to RMCAD. It is a waste of your time and student loans. If you are going to school for fine arts or illustration try RISD or MICA instead. If you're going to school for graphic design try a state school. If you're going to school for web design open a book. RMCAD is basically an Art Institute now. If you leave the school as an employable asset to your (or any) community it is because you entered it that way; nothing you learn here wouldn't have been learned in any other environment in less time and costing you less money.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Maintenance: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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