As CAM works with CU Denver leadership to receive regular updates about a safe return to campus, the number one priority is keeping students, faculty, and staff safe and well informed. All decisions will be based on student success, well-being, and the ability to provide a distinctive academic experience.  While our work through a global health pandemic will take place in various modes and spaces, CAM continues to honor its mission, vision, and values.

Through the CU Denver campus and CAM community that transcends physical space, CAM students will continue to "acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange."

The CAM community continues to support students on and off-campus. There is no interruption to student services, technology support, or academic services. Our students and faculty have inspired many as we quickly transitioned our "CAM Fam" to online platforms.


CAM faculty and students have continued to stay connected and foster a sense of community while learning remotely.
CU Denver and CAM will prioritize on-campus classes with experiential/hands-on activities and access to spaces such as labs, studios, and performance areas.
The Digital Animation Center implemented solutions allowing students to remotely access the high-powered machines in the lab, along with the various industry software, needed to complete extremely specialized creative work.

Fall 2020 Return to Campus Roadmap

CU Denver is planning a flexible return to campus, based on public health-informed campus and building safety protocols and procedures. We know there will be a limited number of people on campus, and there will be accommodations for those whose work requires them to be on-campus and those who are unable to return to campus.

The Safe Return Committee is currently determining the priority of on-campus classes with experiential/hands-on activities—such as labs, studios, and performance classes and on-campus classes for particular student populations, including first-year undergraduates, senior seminars/capstones, core courses for graduate students, and others. CU Denver and CAM are expanding online and hybrid course offerings to accommodate students who are not comfortable returning to campus

Critical course information will be published to the course Canvas shell by August 3.

Updates and policy communications will be sent to your CU Denver email account. Check your email often!

Fall 2020 Course Formats

CAM will be offering instruction in a variety of delivery formats by faculty who are trained and prepared to instruct remotely using technology and resources that will be accessible to all CAM students. Communications regarding how individual courses and sections will be delivered will be sent to your CU Denver email.

Fall 2020 course formats will be as follows:

Taught primarily on campus in pre-scheduled meeting patterns even if there are other online/digital components (these may include hands-on courses—studios, labs, etc.).
Use Zoom for pre-scheduled, live meeting patterns and may also include other online components. There is no on-campus component
Primarily use flexible-schedule learning in an online setting. There is no on-campus component.
Designed with a mix of pre-scheduled, live meeting patterns on campus and flexible-schedule learning in an online setting.

Remote & Online Learning Tech Support


Canvas Tech Support


Phone: 1-833-564-8141(Faculty)

Phone: 1-855-631-2250 (Students)

*Click ‘Help’ from within Canvas to access email address, chat, and phone numbers


Office of Information Technology Service Desk

Website: (Phone/Email/Chat)


Phone: 303-724-4357 (or 4-HELP)


CAM Technology Help Desk



Fall 2020 CAM Technology Team

CAM has full-time industry experts on staff to instruct, assist, and train students in using highly specialized technology.

If you have questions about the technology in a specific area of study or how to prepare for entering the first semester of class, please reach out to the appropriate individual. CAM is here to help assist in technology and remote learning, on and off-campus.

Questions & Feedback About Safe Return

Film & Television: David Liban, Chair

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies: Richard Strasser, Chair

Visual Arts: Michelle Carpenter, Chair

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