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There are problems to be solved. And futures to be formed.

The creative life isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for those who believe in themselves enough to trust their instincts, leave their comfort zones, and push their talents to the limit. If you’re up for it, keep going.

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Transfer students can earn a grant up to $7500 for bachelor’s degrees, $3500 for associate’s degrees.

We can help you navigate the steps to transferring to our creative community, where design, culinary, media arts, and fashion students prepare for their careers. You may be eligible to transfer your credits to The Art Institutes—and we offer important grants and scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. Click below to read more about our transfer grant.

Any student who meets all admission requirements, and who earned at least 12 credits between the dates of 8/1/2015 and 8/31/2016 at another accredited institution that has ceased enrolling students, is eligible to receive this institutional grant. Other rules apply.

Go to Transfer Grant for full Information.

Upcoming Events

Portfolio Show

March 24, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Find your next creative hire.

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Last Day of Class

March 25, 2017

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College Bound Showcase

March 25, 2017
9:00 AM

Attention high school juniors and seniors: Build a portfolio of work.
Prepare for college. And dive in to our creative community.

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Latest Happenings

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Art Institute of Colorado Graduate, Gabrielle Ruddick, wins Photographer FORUM’s 2017 Best of College and High School Photography Contest

Recent Art Institute of Colorado Bachelors of Arts In Digital Photography Graduate, Gabby Ruddick, was chosen as the winner of Photographer’s FORUM‘s 2017 Best of College & High School Photography Contest.

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In Honor of Black History Month, The Art Institute of Colorado Alum Honored
Jacueline Withers, Ai Colorado Graduate, Selected as Grand Marshal of Denver's 2017 MLK Parade

As part of Martin Luther King Day 2017 celebrations in Denver, Design Management Alumni Jacquline Withers was honored.

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

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A hands-on head start.

High school juniors and seniors who have completed and submitted an application to an Art Institutes school can begin building a foundation of success before first term begins—at no charge—in our innovative College Bound program.* To find out more, visit

* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

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