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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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Colorado Culinary Faculty and Grads Donate time to “Dumpster Dinner” Colorado Culinary Faculty and Grads Donate time to “Dumpster Dinner”

Nicki Olst, a culinary instructor at The Art Institute of Colorado, along with graduates Emma Nemechek and Johnny Dipeiro are donating time and effort to an upcoming charity event called Dumpster Dinner. They were recently featured on NBC 9 News.

Nemecheck earned an Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry from The Art Institute of Colorado in 2012, while Dipeiro earned an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts in 2006.

Dumpster Dinner is an event benefitting and creating awareness for Colorado’s very own “We Don’t Waste” non-profit that collects unused nutritious food from venues, caterers, restaurants and other food purveyors and distributes the food to Denver’s underserved populations at no cost to the donor or the agencies.

View the story on NBC 9 News here: http://www.9news.com/life/food/transforming-wasted-food-into-a-gourmet-meal/198704581

Learn more about the event here:  http://dumpsterdinner.com

See http://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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Colorado Fashion Student Designs Swimsuit for Denver Broncos’ Cheerleaders Colorado Fashion Student Designs Swimsuit for Denver Broncos’ Cheerleaders

Danielle Horrigan, who is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Colorado, recently participated in the 2016 Denver Broncos Cheerleader Swimsuit Design Competition.  Her design was chosen to be worn by a Denver Broncos’ Cheerleader for the organization’s 2017 swimsuit calendar.  Proceeds from calendar sales go to charity, and  Danielle’s design will be featured at a Denver Broncos’ Cheerleaders’ Swimsuit Launch Party later this year.

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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Culinary Alum Helps to Open “The White Whale Room” Culinary Alum Helps to Open “The White Whale Room”

Dakin Cranwell recently opened “The White Whale Room” in a creative space located next to the Alameda Station light-rail platform at 415 South Cherokee Street in Denver. Cranwell, who in 2012 earned an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Colorado, worked with two other partners to open the coffee shop and restaurant.

Read the full article here: http://www.westword.com/restaurants/the-white-whale-room-surfaces-at-alameda-station-with-coffee-food-and-cocktails-7694742

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 Street, Denver, CO 80203-2172. © 2016 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.

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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Audio Production Students Help To Launch Streetlight Audio In Denver Audio Production Students Help To Launch Streetlight Audio In Denver

Two Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production students from The Art Institute of Colorado, Tyler Glasgow and Jeffrey Hummel, recently helped to launch Streetlight Audio. The recording studio’s mission is to help musicians by assisting them through the recording process—while making the process affordable.

Glasgow and Hummel’s work was featured in the Westword Newspaper story “New Recording Studio Turns the Lights On.”  Both students are working toward a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production.

Click here to read the article about the Streetlight Audio team and their efforts to help local musicians.

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 Street, Denver, CO 80203-2172. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2895 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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