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Rocky Mountain College - Colorado Reviews

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  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The campus and parking lot is patrolled and I have never had an issue.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus environment is great for those students who like a more intimate style of teaching and who would get lost in a larger campus setting. RMCAD has a great choice of programs for students interested in all fields of art and design. The historic buildings add to the colleges appeal.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer degree programs for every form of art. I am already employed in my field part-time and everyone I work with in the Design Department went to the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. They also offer career coaching free of charge and on-line classes for flexibility for those with work schedules or who like to study on their own time.

    Food and Dining

    There is the Underground Cafe right on campus which is a great place to get a bit to eat, as well as lots of fast food places around the campus. In the summer time the court yard has perfectly manicured grass and makes for great place to eat and relax.

    Academic Rigor

    RMCAD's learning environment promotes an in-depth learning process where students are actively involved. Smaller class sizes add to this experience. They offer year round classes where it is possible to complete your BFA in 3 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking for a college don't discount the highly accredited art schools like RMCAD there are plenty of financial options out there to make going to school here doable. RMCAD offers a hybrid program which allows you to take some of your classes on-line and lowers tuition. This college has been around for a long time and is highly recognized by people in the industry, which is an important factor after you graduate.

    In three sentences

    It is a smaller college with lots of one on one teaching. They have dedicated teachers who are working artists and designers. The curriculum is up to date with today's technology and industries.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have security constantly driving around and patrolling the campus. If you have to be on campus after dark and are uncomfortable with that, you can even call them from any phone on campus and they'll come escort you.

    Greek Life

    We don't have any sororities or fraternities...but usually the type of kids who choose to go to art school care little for these things anyway. :)

    Clubs and Activities

    The student ambassadors are constantly coming up with events to take students on that allow them to explore Colorado, Denver and other students. They have events that range from hiking, to movie nights. There's tons of fun stuff to do.

    Great for these types of students

    RMCAD is great for students who are wonderfully creative, want to take their art seriously and crave an environment where their creativity can flourish and thrive!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school itself used to be an old Tuberculosis hospital, so all the buildings have a little history of their own. Of course, there are also rumors that the campus is haunted, which makes for some fun halloween events!

    Bang for the buck

    RMCAD is no doubt expensive because it is a private school, but if you buckle down and take your classes seriously you will learn TONS. All the teachers work in the field, so the knowledge and advice you can receive is limitless.

    What to do for fun

    Being just 10-15 minutes from downtown Denver means there are lots of opportunities to catch local concerts, hit up the shopping scene, and interact and network with tons of local artists.

    Food and Dining

    There's an awesome cafe in the basement of the main building that serves everything from coffee to sandwiches. Also, being so close to downtown Denver there are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    RMCAD doesn't actually have it's own dorms yet, but they're working on it! There are at least quite a few apartment options just minutes from the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The first semesters start out pretty light, but as you progress in your program the work load and expectations certainly grow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to give 110%. Make sure you really love creating and be ready to take your art from a recreational level to a professional, working level.

    In three sentences

    RMCAD is a positive, supportive and friendly environment for creative-types. It is a safe and healthy place to do some vital networking and get constructive criticism. This school is a great step towards a professional career in art.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think this is a great school for those who are dedicated to their art and are very hard working. It also provides support and alternate options so that those who really want to go to RMCAD are able to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look at other pricing for equipment before you agree to buy through the school. Also start developing your portfolio ASAP. Get a lot of variety and try to apply skills you already have to your art.

    Bang for the buck

    What's really nice about this is that once you apply tuition is locked in for the rest of your time there. Also they offer you equipment and software for a lower price most of the time. For the laptops, you get a 4year warranty going through the school; if you went though the company that makes the computers you would only get a three year warranty. With software, you get the original software and then you get the upgrades for the price of the software.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is AWESOME and everyone at the events I've gone to have been really nice and welcoming. There is a lot of history to be had at the campus and it is still expanding. The location I think is convenient for bus routes and if mom wants to take me to school on her way to work. It is near my home and allows me a bit of freedom.

    Will learn a lot

    I think that their programs are well rounded and have enough flexibility for me to learn well and enjoy it too!

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    So far in a family of three college kids, I am usually the only one can sit down and say I learned something today.

    Academic Rigor

    Work load depends on your time allotment and the class itself. Some classes are harder than others and require more time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enrolled in the online section. Small classes, great teachers. Teachers always seem willing to help; phone, email or even online chats.

    In three sentences

    Online program is great, fast, but great. Most instructors will take time out to help and make sure you understand things.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I enjoy anytime with my friends that i can have not doing homework exploring Denver and learning about the surroundings is great. I do party to but keep my focus on school though.

    Food and Dining

    The underground cafe at the school it self is awesome they have great food and great service.

    Dorm Life

    I live at the Regency student housing off campus. The school it self does not offer its own forming but from talk around campus they are putting that as one of its next big moves for the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Its awesome no other comments then that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and engage as much as you can in the school don't allow your self to not take advantage of everything that this college offers to all of its students. Allow yourself to blossom for say in what you want to do and build your skills and thoughts.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place that has allowed me to pin point what i want to do and allowed me to progress in that field.I feel comfortable here and have no thoughts of switching colleges anytime soon i plan to finish my degree here.I enjoy it a lot and would recommend it to anyone.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very small, but there is ALWAYS at least 2 officers on duty that students know personally, and monitor the campus efficiently.

    Great for these types of students

    Possibly haunted, if you like ghosts, this is a gorgeous old campus! For students ( like myself) that prefer a smaller, more intimate environment, Rmcad is perfect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus was formerly a hospital and asylum for patients with Tuberculosis. The buildings are very old but have character.

    What to do for fun

    Rmcad is located in the Denver-metro area, therefore there are plenty of opportunities to go out around campus to various places to eat, food trucks, bars, and music venues as well as museums, a water park and galleries. Commuting from Boulder, I also like to spend a lot of time on Pearl St. and hiking the gorgeous walking trails; Red Rocks is a personal favorite spot, you can see Denver from the amphitheater!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of summer events that offer free food (on a weekly basis)!

    Dorm Life

    This question does not apply to me, however, there is sufficient public transportation available for students who live at The Regency.

    Academic Rigor

    The art-based classes challenge you, but are also meant you teach and grow you as a student (formal critiquing is extremely important) however, some general education classes can challenge you more, it is important that you utilize all of your resources such as the Student Learning Center for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) The earlier, the better: apply as early as you can and have a well thought out portfolio to have the ability to meet Rmcad's scholarship deadlines. 2) Summer semesters are great opportunities to not only stay sharp, but also to take care of general education classes that are still required (online as hybrid is cheaper and easy to work around a busy schedule!) 3) Never 'stop' working on your portfolio, keep and log every art assignment in or outside of class that can potentially be put into your portfolio. It is also a great way to illustrate your growth as an artist and your dedication to your major. 4) Make campus your new home: although I am a commuter student, I find that I am more focused, organized, and successful in my classes by spending a lot of time on campus.

    In three sentences

    1) There is a beautiful, quiet, small, family environment on campus with student body; you as a student are not a number. 2) The degree of classes offered and required for majors are very specific and geared towards your major providing a base for your post-graduation career. 3) The campus and curriculum is continuously growing for the betterment of the student body and there are plenty of resources available for students to take control of their academic progress.