The CU Denver College of Arts & Media (CAM) is where city and classroom collide. Where students learn from leaders in Denver’s thriving creative economy and hone their skills in arts, music, video and television. Because the opportunity to live what you love is more than a career, it’s a calling.


CAM graduates are handpicked by leading firms like Apple, Pixar, AEG Live, Google, Comcast, Rolling Stone, HBO, ILM, and Disney. Our alumni are rising to the international stage as part of acts like Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Fray and Air Dubai. Denver is fueling opportunities for them, and they, in turn, are elevating arts and culture scene around the world


Our faculty is made up of accomplished leaders in their creative field and train students with the same cutting-edge technologies and techniques used by professionals.


That’s why The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver is the place to turn passion into professional success.



The mission of The College of Arts & Media is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions.

Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real—world experience and diversity of voice.



The College of Arts & Media envisions a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed.



Creative Excellence

Academic and artistic rigor, creativity and innovation are bedrock principles of the College of Arts & Media community and the cornerstone of how we define excellence. As champions of creative excellence in art making and artistic expression we support risk-taking, intellectual freedom and social responsibility.


We believe in a culture of shared discovery. Our students learn by doing, and as emerging peers, are important contributors to the knowledge exchange. We value rigorous investigation, critical thinking, diversity, collaboration and invention.


We are committed to learning both inside and outside the classroom. The accessibility, diversity and cultural energy of Denver make the College of Arts & Media a better place to teach, work and learn. We strive to offer reciprocal experiences to the citizens of this great city and pay it forward by extending our reach and impact in the global community.


Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Arts & Media encourages open engagement and discussion in a safe and nurturing environment and strives to maintain an environment of transparency and support of the overall student experiences within the college. In addition, the college makes concerted efforts to develop systematic support for faculty, staff and students from underrepresented backgrounds.