RESIDENTIAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential experience for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.
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City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential space for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.

CAM RCC members have distinct academic and co-curricular experiences to connect with the arts and creative industries. The CAM RCC communal spaces are designed and equipped to foster making, creativity, and collaboration amongst peers and classmates. Students may opt-in to participate in the RCC.

Learn More About the CAM RCC

The Residential Creative Community is a way for CAM freshmen to connect with other CAM students, faculty, and staff on campus. Any CAM freshmen who will be staying at the City Heights Residence Hall can opt-in to being a part of the CAM RCC. Here what students in the RCC receive:

  • A CAM RCC roommate - Choosing to join the RCC means that you will be placed with another CAM student.  
  • A monthly RCC meeting and RCC community dinner. CAM faculty and staff will attend the meetings and community dinners to present about their areas and the college.
  • Socializing and networking with other RCC students.
  • A CAM faculty mentor
  • A CAM student mentor (some of you may already be matched with a CAM student mentor)
  • The opportunity to participate in an UNIV 1110 class for first semester CAM students. This class prepares students for college success. 
  • RCC members will have the opportunity to be a part of the RCC Leadership Group; these students serve as the voice for all RCC students.

How to Apply to the CAM RCC

Incoming CAM Freshman for Fall 2023 should expect to receive information about joining the CAM RCC by April 2023. Be sure to check your email regularly for information from CU Denver Housing & Dining Services and the College of Arts & Media.

The First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience (FYE) courses are designed to ease students transition to university life and guide them into this world of social, academic, and professional possibilities. Members of CAM RCC are strongly encouraged to register for one of the CAM UNIV 1110 classes that take place on Fridays from 9:30-10:45 for the Fall 2022 semester. The CAM UNIV 1100 courses are tailored to the unique experience of art, film, and music students. The CAM-UNIV is a required, one-credit course for all RCC members. This is a tuition free first semester course!

RCC Faculty Mentors

Each RCC student will be matched with a College of Arts & Media Faculty Mentor! The 2022-23 faculty mentors are listed below.


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Andrew Guerrero

Instructor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Andy “Rok” Guerrero is a platinum selling producer, songwriter, musician, educator and father from Denver CO. He attended the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated from the College of Arts and Media with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Business and minor in guitar performance.

It was during these college years that Andy cut his teeth in the music business. He Formed the horn driven funk outfit Bop Skizzum, a mainstay and staple of the Denver music scene. In 2004, he co-founded the socio-political Hip Hop troupe Flobots whose platinum selling single “Handlebars” earned them a record deal with Universal Republic Records in 2008.

The band’s success allowed Guerrero to tour, playing hundreds of shows in sold out venues throughout the continental US and overseas. The band also made a number of late night appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Carson Daly.

He also co-founded and served on the board of the nonprofit Youth On Record. This organization works to improve the graduation rates of at risk youth in Denver Public Schools and treatment centers across Colorado, through music education.

Today Andy continues to create working out of The Keep Recording Studios, alongside engineers Jeff Kanan (No Doubt, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna) and Nick Sullivan (American Rely, Los Lobos). He continues to follow his lifelong passion of writing, performing and producing music.

Areas of Expertise

Music Business
Performance

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Denver
BS; Music Business

Awards

TIAA Chancellors Urban engaged Scholar award recipient 2020

Affiliations

Voting member of the Recording Academy
Guitarist & Vocalist in the band Flobots

The RCC CAM Staff


Andrew_Guerrero

Andrew Guerrero

Instructor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Andy “Rok” Guerrero is a platinum selling producer, songwriter, musician, educator and father from Denver CO. He attended the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated from the College of Arts and Media with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Business and minor in guitar performance.

It was during these college years that Andy cut his teeth in the music business. He Formed the horn driven funk outfit Bop Skizzum, a mainstay and staple of the Denver music scene. In 2004, he co-founded the socio-political Hip Hop troupe Flobots whose platinum selling single “Handlebars” earned them a record deal with Universal Republic Records in 2008.

The band’s success allowed Guerrero to tour, playing hundreds of shows in sold out venues throughout the continental US and overseas. The band also made a number of late night appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Carson Daly.

He also co-founded and served on the board of the nonprofit Youth On Record. This organization works to improve the graduation rates of at risk youth in Denver Public Schools and treatment centers across Colorado, through music education.

Today Andy continues to create working out of The Keep Recording Studios, alongside engineers Jeff Kanan (No Doubt, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna) and Nick Sullivan (American Rely, Los Lobos). He continues to follow his lifelong passion of writing, performing and producing music.

Areas of Expertise

Music Business
Performance

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Denver
BS; Music Business

Awards

TIAA Chancellors Urban engaged Scholar award recipient 2020

Affiliations

Voting member of the Recording Academy
Guitarist & Vocalist in the band Flobots