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Denver, one of the fastest growing cities in the country, has abundant cultural, recreational and natural resources. Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 5,280 feet above sea level—exactly one mile high. It is a clean, young, and green city with over 200 parks, 650 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, and dozens of tree-lined boulevards.
Denver boasts 300 days of annual sunshine and brilliant blue skies. It also has enviable mountain views. The city is home to three new sports stadiums and more than 300 restaurants. Visitors enjoy perusing the restored historic district, an large collection of museums, and a variety of galleries and shopping.
The city is home to the second largest performing arts center in the nation—it even has a unique downtown amusement park.
Opened in 1952 at The Colorado Institute of Art, the school joined The Art Institutes System of Schools in 1975 and was renamed The Art Institute of Colorado. In 2000, the school relocated to a 100,000 square foot facility on Lincoln Street.
The Art Institute of Colorado provides hands-on education that is supported by industry relevant computer labs, design labs, software, and equipment, including:
The school's library holds technical and general education materials, academic and professional periodicals, and audio-visual resources that are available to both students and faculty.
The school provides assistance for students including:
School organizations include:
Many students choose to live in school-sponsored housing at The Towers, located 15 minutes from downtown Denver. Amenities include:
Fun social events including movie nights, town hall meetings, themed parties, Battle of the Bands, and cookouts