The Isaacson School at Colorado Mountain College

Telling the stories of today with the tools of tomorrow

This isn’t your standard learning experience. We push limits and ask important questions. We encourage independent thinking and synergystic collaboration. We’re out in the field as much as we’re in the studio. We look at things differently, and we’re guessing that if you’ve landed here, you do, too.

The Isaacson School for Communication, Arts & Media at Colorado Mountain College was born from the intersection of technology and mountain inspiration. Innovative thinkers from around the world are drawn to our mountain communities, sparking an environment that is rich for creative communications.

Walter Isaacson is among those thinkers. He is one of the most influential communicators of our generation. The former managing editor of Time Magazine, CEO of CNN and the Aspen Institute, he is also the best-selling author of many books including Steve Jobs’ biography.

Walter has given his name to the Isaacson School with the goal of training thoughtful, creative communicators using the best technology available.

Through the Isaacson School, you can polish your skills in photography, design, video, virtual reality, 3D animation, motion graphics, fine art, and communication. We offer several degrees and certificates:

  • Professional Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Media
    • Production
    • Journalism
    • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Communication

Walter Isaacson

Equally at home with world leaders or college students, Walter Isaacson has long been a thought leader and new media pioneer. His career has brought him respect and admiration from the brightest of this generation.

"There's a need for a dialogue about what's going on in society, and so we need very sophisticated people like Walter, who's a great writer, a great thinker. He's done fantastic work."   —Bill Gates

Isaacson School on Instagram

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@cmcprophoto students getting real-world experience by offering FREE professional headshots at the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center #dosomethingMAJOR #mountainfutures ...

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This is what a @coloradomtncollege #IsaacsonSchool internship looks like. #XGames #Aspen #dosomethingMAJOR ...

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CMC @isaacsonschoolstudent Ben Hunter (@beanhamen) won’t just be standing on the sidelines watching the Winter @XGames this weekend. @ESPN hired him to operate a camera during the four-day international event in Aspen. #dosomethingMAJOR ...

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