Visual Arts
Accolades & Rankings


Top Ranked Visual Arts Programs

CU Denver's 3D Graphics & Animation and Illustration programs again receive top honors in the country from Animation Career Review in the 2021 Program Rankings!

Check out the stats for the highly ranked CU Denver top-tier academic programs.

  •  #1 in Colorado among Public Schools

  • Top 20 Nationally among Public Schools and Colleges  

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Top Ranked Visual Arts Programs

Illustration and 3D Graphics & Animation are again named top national programs!

  • Top 20 Nationally Among Public Schools and Colleges
  • Top Public College Animation Program in Colorado
  • Top 10 Nationally Among Public Schools and Colleges
  • #1 in Colorado

Denmark: Scandinavian by design

CAM Goes Global

In 2022, CAM students will travel to Singapore, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, and India. Read more about the unique opportunities available for students in the fields of visual arts, sound, design, music, and film.

In Visual Arts at CU Denver, the city becomes our canvas, industry leaders become professors and a passion becomes a profession. We do our best work designing in a digital lab or putting paint to canvas in a studio. Our students have access to state-of-the art digital labs, sculpture studios, industrial equipment and darkrooms. They find opportunities at the Denver Art Museum, in galleries across the Front Range and at digital studios like Pixar. That’s how the College of Arts & Media unites the ability to create with the means to succeed.



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