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The Art Institute of Colorado

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203-2172   |    1.303.837.0825

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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College Bound is an 11-week college experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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The Art Institute of Colorado is located in the Golden Triangle, a young, growing region known for its outdoor lifestyle and growing culinary scene.

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Assignments Restaurant

Assignments Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Colorado. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chef instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Assignments Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 303.778.6625.

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News and events

Interior Design Grad Named One of Colorado’s Top Designers Interior Design Grad Named One of Colorado’s Top Designers

Devon Tobin, who in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Colorado, was recently recognized as one of Colorado’s top interior designers. Ms. Tobin is featured in the August 2016 issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine.

The “Five Under 40” awards spotlight the hottest emerging talent in residential design in Colorado, including architecture, home-design products and accessories, interiors, furniture and landscape design. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts.

View a PDF of the magazine article here. 

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/923 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Colorado Students and Grad Recognized as “Interior Design Stars” Colorado Students and Grad Recognized as “Interior Design Stars”

Three interior design students from The Art Institute of Colorado students were recently named as Rising Interior Design Stars in “Denver Life Magazine.” The Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recognizes its Rising Stars annually. Entrants are judged on design intent (30 percent), design resolution (60 percent), and presentation (10 percent).   

This year, three of the five individuals recognized as Rising Interior Design Stars are affiliated with The Art Institute of Colorado. They are:

•         Deidre Knowles, working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

•         Nicole Snyder, working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

•         Tamara Higgins, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design in December 2015

Read the full article here: http://dlmhomeanddesign.com/2016/06/20/star-power/

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/923 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 

The Art Institute of Colorado is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Colorado does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Colorado’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Colorado makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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The Art Institute of Colorado, Sonic the Cat, Featured on Autodesk Design Academy The Art Institute of Colorado, Sonic the Cat, Featured on Autodesk Design Academy

The Art Institute of Colorado was recently featured on the Autodesk Design Academy blog for its work helping Sonic, a 4-month-old kitten who was born with a deformed front leg. The Art Institute of Colorado and the Denver Animal Shelter joined together to help the kitten, which resulted in Sonic being fitted with a new prosthetic leg.

Salim Fermin, a student working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Design & Technical Graphics, was interviewed for the piece, with some concept sketches and drawings of Sonic’s prosthetic leg.

Read the article here: https://academy.autodesk.com/inspiration/helping-humans-and-animals-through-prosthetic-design-salim-fermin

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2452 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Colorado is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Colorado does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Colorado’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Colorado makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Colorado Students Present “Spectrum” Colorado Students Present “Spectrum”

The Art Institute of Colorado recently presented Spectrum, a night dedicated to showcasing student achievements in the world of art.

Spectrum, an event created by students at The Art Institute of Colorado, is an opportunity to meet and view student work in culinary, fashion, media arts, and design. Fashion students held a fashion show and there were exhibitions in culinary, game art, animation, and photography. This year, Spectrum included a display of costumes created by students. These costumes were also featured at The Art Institute of Colorado’s booth at Denver Comic Con.

Denver Xposer Magazine, an online multi-cultural publication covering local events in the Denver area, attended the Spectrum fashion show and published several pictures from the event. See them here: www.denverxposermagazine.com/spectrum-fashion-show/

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Colorado is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Colorado does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Colorado’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Colorado makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Kara E. Dunston

Kara E. Dunston

Graphic Designer, The Integer Group

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Bridget Trimble

Bridget Trimble

Lead Patternmaker , Princess Paradise

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William Grant

William Grant

Assistant Chef, Morrill Commons at Ohio State University

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Ryan Robert

Ryan Robert

Photographer, Beaugureau Studios

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Eric L. Lind

Eric L. Lind

Interior Designer, Gensler

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