In the Visual Arts Department 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.





At any moment, Rian Kerrane's work can be seen throughout Denver––currently at Stanley Marketplace, History Colorado Center, and even in the alleyway between 16th Street & Broadway. Or you've been lucky enough to catch her live iron pours. Kerrane's adventurous artistic spirit is a part of the creative fabric of our city and recently Shoutout Colorado interviewed the sculpture professor about her career, risk, inspiration and even her favorite local spots.

Laura Phelps Rogers -Low rez-EDUCATION

See Denver Differently Through Work of Laura Phelps Rogers '13

The free, online exhibit, “Y/OUR Denver,” shares the work of  artists who are giving unique glimpses of the city through photography and design. Visual Arts alum Laura Phelps Rogers is among those who documented the urban landscapes––her image of the Colorado Education Association headquarters captures the structure under siege from the racism-confronting protests that dominated the news in the summer of 2020.

Read the Denver Post article here. The exhibit is online through March 1, 2021.


Activist Alumna Interviewed on KGNU

CAM alumna, Terrilynn Moore '17, has deep roots in Denver as an active leader.  She was recently featured on KGNU Community Radio to chat about current events, her ten years as a Denver Police Officer, and her current art initiatives–– including a piece on display at City of Aurora 19th Amendment Exhibit.