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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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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

Johnny Depierro Featured in Westword Story Johnny Depierro Featured in Westword Story

(Denver, August 2015)   Chef Johnny Depierro, a 2006 graduate from The Art Institute of Colorado with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, was featured in Westword about his new restaurant, Mijo. 

Chef Depierro is executive chef at Bones Restaurant at 701 Grant Street in Denver and recently opened a new restaurant, Mijo, in the Avanti Food Hall in Lower Highlands (LO/HI).

Following is the link to the article: http://www.westword.com/restaurants/chef-johnny-depierro-gets-ready-to-open-mijo-in-the-avanti-food-hall-6768820

The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/912 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate on 9 News The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate on 9 News

(Denver, August 2015)   Emma Nemechek, a 2012 graduate from The Art Institute of Colorado with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Baking & Pastry, appeared on Channel 9 News in Denver demonstrating a salad recipe using Rocky Ford cantaloupes.

Below are links to the segments and Emma’s alumni success story.

http://www.9news.com/media/cinematic/video/31645161/rocky-ford-cantaloupe-cooking/

http://www.9news.com/story/life/2015/08/25/edible-flowers-denver-art/32317439/

https://www.artinstitutes.edu/alumni/Emma-Nemechek/239306


The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/910 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Student Designs Swimsuit for Denver Broncos Cheerleader Calendar Student Designs Swimsuit for Denver Broncos Cheerleader Calendar

(Denver, August 2015)  Fashion students at The Art Institute of Colorado recently participated in a competition to design a swimsuit for the 2016 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.  Nicole Marsch, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree program is the winner of this year’s competition.

Six students submitted designs and sketches, and from those, three students were asked to construct their designs. The swimsuits were taken to Mexico for the photo shoot, with the winning suit appearing in the calendar.  The Calendar Release Party was held August 18 at the Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market Street. 

Denver Broncos Cheerleader, Gioia Bartalo, modeled Nicole’s winning design. 


The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2172 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate Wins CACCS Student of the Year The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate Wins CACCS Student of the Year

(Denver, August 2015)  Patricia Garcia has been selected to receive the 2015 Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools’  (CACCS) Student of the Year Award in the category of “Art & Design”.  Ms. Garcia is a 2015 graduate from The Art Institute of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Design Management.  She previously won The Art Institute of Colorado’s John Jellico Scholarship in Fall 2014.

Patricia will receive this award on September 18th at a special ceremony at The Denver Post building.

The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/914  for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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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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