How CAM defined a year by creativity, design, research, and activism.
How students and young alumni are making waves in the creative industries.
Celebrating an incredible year of accomplishment.
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Students and faculty address social issues through art and interpretation.
CAM earns top spot among elite institutions.
The Film and Television Department where your passion becomes an opportunity to write the script, edit the film, hold the camera, and tell your story. With leading industry professionals, you’ll work on a variety of projects--including short films, web series’, documentaries, digital effects, and TV studio production.
You know the right sound when you hear it. You know it’s a hit when you mix it. You know the music and entertainment industry is for you, and we know how to turn that passion into a career. MEIS offers four unique programs with a contemporary and commercial focus.
In the Visual Arts Department, the city becomes our canvas, industry leaders become professors, and a passion becomes a profession. Students have access to state-of-the art digital labs, sculpture studios, industrial equipment and darkrooms, uniting the ability to create with the means to succeed.
Facts lie right in front of us like puzzle pieces waiting to be put together. The NCMF provides world class programs and a Master of Science in Media Forensics degree dedicated to the scientific study and research of the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of digital evidence.
In 2022, CAM students will travel to New York City, Denmark, the 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.
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Follow Dean Kaptain as he explores opportunities for students in the creative industries in Denver and around the globe.
A statement from Dean Kaptain on the George Floyd tragedy
The College of Arts & Media (CAM) at CU Denver is proud to announce the engagement of Katie Leonard to serve as a Special Advisor to the Dean and Activist-in-Residence to CAM.
Leonard will be working closely with the CAM Dean and the CAM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force. The EDI Task Force will elevate CAM to provide vital first-stage support to foster individual creative self-awareness, expression, and personal growth–– and also to motivate students to reach out and explore the potential of emerging areas of public consciousness. This will be driven by measures to support diversifying faculty and staff, tackling social justice issues in the campus community, listening to leading authorities, and expanding inclusive pedagogy and curriculum.
"I believe that we need to provide the pathways to advance learning, both by word and personal example, to examine and challenge cultural and social barriers where they encounter them, to record through their art the vibrant dynamics of our society, and to recognize their own accountability as active and necessary contributors to this culture," says Dean Laurence Kaptain.
Leonard is a Denver native and lead organizer for Anti-Racist Club Colorado. Kaptain sought her as a partner after learning about the collaboration between the Anti-Racist Club and RedLine Contemporary Art Center to dismantle systemic racism.
In her first weeks as Activist-in Residence, Leonard will listen to campus and college conversations and review current structures. CAM is proud to have a partner to examine internal and external challenges and hold itself accountable to a role as a vibrant, creative contributor to culture.
The College of Arts & Media (CAM) at CU Denver has more than 1,300 students and 150 faculty and professional staff and is the only college leveraging the influence of CU Denver in the heart of Denver’s thriving arts industry to produce graduates who are ready to inspire, lead and create. CAM offers degrees and programs in Film & Television, Media Forensics, Music & Entertainment, and Visual Arts. Several programs are nationally ranked, including Music Business, Jazz Guitar, Singer/Song Writer, Film & Television, Illustration, and 3D Graphics & Animation.