CU Denver's 3D Graphics & Animation again makes the list of top nationally-ranked animation programs from Animation Career Review in the 2022 Program Rankings!
#1 in Colorado among Public Schools
Top 20 Nationally among Public Schools and Colleges
CU Denver's Illustration program received top honors in the country from Animation Career Review in the 2022 Program Rankings!
CU Denver’s Digital Design landed among the top 15% of public universities in the U.S. (#33) according to Animation Career Review. The 2022 program rankings listed CU Denver’s program as:
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.
Preparing students to work in a growing variety of fields that use animated digital computer graphics, 3D Graphics & Animation is operated by the nationally ranked and recognized CU Denver Digital Animation Center.
Art History studies visual cultures, spanning ancient to contemporary art and across diverse media. Students hone skills in research, visual analysis, and communications, while understanding and expressing art in its social and cultural contexts.
Art Practices is a professional degree in studio art, where students gain interdisciplinary arts skills and focus on concentrations in selected areas, providing students with dynamic knowledge of materials, methods, and concepts to make them competitive in the global contemporary art world.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, Digital Design produces designers who use technology in innovative ways and understand the cultural impact of digital technologies to produce solutions for branding, advertising, social causes and to solve human problems.
Illustration is a practice in conceptual illustration, digital illustration, rendering, perspective, painting, exhibition preparation, professional practices and the use of various artistic and illustration techniques.
Developing skills in traditional and digital photography while refining creative and conceptual approaches to the medium, Photography emphasizes artistic development integrating the history of photography, critical theory, and contemporary practice.