CU Denver College of Arts & Media Events

Greetings from the CU Denver College of Arts & Media!

We’re writing to let you know about some exciting upcoming events for prospective students. As you likely already know, CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media is located right in heart of downtown Denver. We offer career focused arts programs in three departments: Film & Television (hands-on BFA filmmaking program), Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (largest music department in the Rocky Mountain Region and a one of the top contemporary music programs in the country), and Visual Arts (technology infused BFA programs with a unique connection to the thriving Denver Arts scene).

  • The CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) will host three Preview Day events on Fridays this fall. They will be held on September 29thOctober 13th, and November 10th. The Preview Days are a great way for prospective students to see all that we offer at the college. Faculty members from all three of our departments (Film & Television, Visual Arts, and Music & Entertainment Industry Studies) will be available to speak with students and give department tours. Students and parents can register to attend a Preview Day on the CU Denver Admissions website here. These are free events and lunch is provided. See attached flyer about all of our upcoming visit day events.
  • Our Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department will host four MEIS Open House events during the 2017-18 academic year. The Open Houses will be on the same days as our live audition dates for Fall 2018 MEIS applicants: December 1stFebruary 2ndMarch 2nd, and March 30th. The Open Houses feature a program overview, a student panel, sitting-in on a general recital class, lunch with the faculty, and a music department tour. See the attached flyer. Students and parents can register for the MEIS Open Houses on our website hereThese are free events and lunch is provided.


  • The Denver Music College Fair will take place on Friday, September 29th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The CU Denver College of Arts & Media is one of the co-sponsors for this event. We’ll have a booth there along with about 30 other colleges with music programs. This event is free to the public.
  • The Denver NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will take place on Monday, November 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The CU Denver College of Arts & Media will be at this event along with at least 50 colleges from throughout the country. This is one of the only college fairs in Denver that is specifically for arts students (music, film, visual arts) and it’s free to attend! The poster for this event is attached.

We encourage seniors to apply now to CU Denver! The Fall 2018 application is currently available. You can find complete information about how to apply to the CU Denver College of Arts & Media on our website here. MEIS has additional application requirements for music applicants that you can review here.

For non-seniors, we encourage you to attend one of the LYNX Arts Camp Programs this summer. This summer we are offering one-week programs in Photography, 2D Design/Illustration, and Audition Production/Ableton Live from June 11th-15th. Our two-week Music Industry Program will take place from June 17th-29th and our two week Filmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics Programs will take place from July 8th-20th. The camps are designed to be previews of our college programs. The application will be available on our website on November 1st.

Parents Involved in Education Classes

Hi Maverick parents! Here are a couple of great opportunities for you to get support and maybe some much-needed answers to your parenting questions:

Rollercoaster of Change – FREE class, September 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Longs Peak High. Spanish and English translation available, including childcare   Rollercoaster of Change 

Parents Involved in Education fall and spring class schedule: NewPIECalendar2018c


United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP) For North Carolina

2017 United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP) For North Carolina is available for the permanent resident of the United States who are high school juniors and seniors and those interested in pursuing careers in public service.

Award Amount: Between $50,000 and $60,000

Deadline: November 7, 2017


Applicants can get more information through the given link: United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program (USSYP) for North Carolina

iThrive Fall Classes are now open

iTHRIVE is a bi-lingual early intervention program for teens struggling with drugs/alcohol abuse and it is also for the parents of these teens. Through a powerful combination of group therapy, experiential learning, parent education and individual psychotherapy (optional to both parents and teens), iTHRIVE supports an adolescent’s right to joy and productivity and we also support their families in reclaiming hope and happiness. Our groups offer a place for teens and parents to talk and process, receive support, and learn the tools and skills they need for recovery and for repairing relationships. On top of that, teen groups and fields trips demonstrate to them that there are many other ways to enjoy life, disconnect, self-sooth, and feel amazing in their bodies.  We work to help teens and families thrive.

8778 Arapahoe Rd. at Medicine Horse
TBD in October 2017
Please call 303-776-8184 for more information.

Nest to Wings Seminar Series: September 25

From Nest to Wings 2018

What is From Nest to Wings: From Nest to Wings, is an educational program designed to help high school students and their parents through the college application, decision, and college first year experiences.  We meet this objective by providing education seminars and an annual conference.

Seminar Series One

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., September 25, 2017, Front Range CC, Classroom Building, Door C4, Cost is $10/family (no limit on family members)

Session 1 – FAFSA – Alexandra Lepert, Financial Aid Coordinator, Front Range Community College – The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filing date opens in October so be ready! This workshop is designed to help families understand the importance of completing a FAFSA while highlighting the details and tips for completion. Additionally, there will also be discussion on how to compare Financial Aid award offers and cost of attendance to ensure students and parents are clear on how they will cover the costs associated with college.

Session 2 – Finding the Right College – Jen Rause, Rause College Consulting – What college is the best fit for YOU? With more than 3,800 colleges in the United States, how do you begin to narrow down all of your options? We’ll discuss the many factors of fit that are important to consider when researching colleges and building your college list.

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