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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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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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The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate Wins 2015 Crystal Award The Art Institute of Colorado Graduate Wins 2015 Crystal Award

(Colorado, July 2015)  The American Society of Interior Designers recognized Devon Tobin, a 2008 graduate from The Art Institute of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, with the 2015 Crystal Award for New Construction 4000-7000 Square Feet.  The Crystal Awards are held annually to honor those who have achieved excellence in interior design. 

Ms. Tobin’s accomplishment is featured with a full page layout in the August 2015 edition of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine.  Ms. Tobin has been a Principal Designer at Duet Design Group since 2011.

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 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See 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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ITAA 2015 Annual Conference Submission ITAA 2015 Annual Conference Submission

(Denver, June 2015)  Dr. Julianne Attmann, Fashion Director, and Jeannie Schuberth, Fashion Design instructor, at The Art Institute of Colorado, had their abstracts accepted for the 2015 ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association) Conference.  ITAA is an important professional organization for research and education in the fashion field.

Their abstract, BAM! SPLAT! ZING! Fashion Design Students Empower Critically Ill Children by Arming Them with Superhero Capes, was evaluated and accepted for the 2015 ITAA Annual Conference to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 9-13, 2015. 

The abstract outlines a course project that charged students with designing superhero capes for critically ill children, in partnership with There With Care, a national non-profit organization that provides emotional, psychological and practical support services for families with children facing critical illness.

The project required that students understand and engage in the entire design process, including research, concept development, patternmaking, prototype development, and production after evaluation and approval from the client.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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


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The Art Institute of Colorado - Denver Day of Rock – Amp the Cause Event The Art Institute of Colorado - Denver Day of Rock – Amp the Cause Event

(DENVER, CO May 2015) Tiffany Tomlin-Shanks, a student in the Associate of Applied Science in the Graphic & Web Design degree program at The Art Institute of Colorado, is the winner of the Denver Day of Rock Competition.  Tiffany will receive a $1,000 educational stipend and $1 for every t-shirt sold at Denver Day of Rock on May 23.

Event:  Denver Day of Rock
Date:  Saturday May 23, 2015
Time:  2:30 PM-9:30 PM
Event Area: Arapahoe, Curtis, Champa and Welton Street between 15th and 17th Street, including Skyline Park 1 and Skyline Park 2

The 6th annual Denver Day of Rock benefits Amp the Cause which supports 50 non-profit organizations in the Denver Metro area and is free to the public.  Music will showcase local, regional and national musicians from various genres.  

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3878 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Colorado Winners of the Molly Brown House Museum Designs The Art Institute of Colorado Winners of the Molly Brown House Museum Designs

(DENVER, CO March 2015) The Molly Brown House Museum designs were judged on Friday, March 13, by docents, staff, and volunteers of the Molly Brown House. All designs were on display in the Ai Colorado Penthouse for the review and included fashion drawings of Molly Brown wearing historic fashions and contemporary fashions inspired by Molly. Winners were announced at a special reception at the Molly Brown House on Friday, March 20, and included:

     o Specialized Patternmaking (taught by adjunct faculty Jade Johnson)

       1st Place.  Mackenzie Jackson

       2nd Place. Gabriel Tebalan     

       3rd Place. Javier Tapia Bernal

       Honorable Mentions: Margaret Sanzo and Pablo Pantoja

     o Advanced Fashion Illustration (taught by full-time faculty Cindy Bainbridge)

       1st Place - Anna McCabe

       2nd Place -  Alyssa Mezoui

       3rd Place -  Osswan Whittley

       Honorable Mentions: Antonio Tafoya and Edwin Ricke

The Molly Brown House Museum contest winners, who are students in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree program, are on display at the museum. The sketches will be made into postcards, posters, magnets, etc., to be sold soon in the Gift Shop.  

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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



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