The College of Arts & Media offers a world class contemporary arts education at a public university value. Students graduate career ready prepared through professional instruction, hands-on training, and real-world experiences. Our students graduate with much less debt than most students who graduate from similar programs at private colleges.



Tuition and fees are determined by the CU Board of Regents. Students pay per credit hour at CU Denver. The current costs per credit hour information can by found on the Bursar's Office website here. Contact the Bursar’s Office if you have questions regarding tuition and/or fees. Use the university’s cost of attendance estimator to learn the total cost of your program.



CU Denver participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Tuition Savings Program. All students from the Western states automatically qualify for WUE at CU Denver. WUE makes college more affordable for students in participating states by limiting the cost of attendance to no more than 150% of the cost of in-state tuition.



The university offers many options to help students with the cost of attending school, such as financial aid, work-study, grants and scholarships. Some scholarships are awarded based on academic qualification along with admission. Students are notified about these scholarships shortly after they are admitted. CU Denver offers many other scholarships that students must apply for after they are admitted. Please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office web page to learn more.