The Art Institute of Colorado has been a leader in art and design education for 55 years. The school offers career-focused diplomas, bachelorâ€™s and associateâ€™s degrees in design, creative and applied arts, creative and business management, and culinary arts. The Art Institute of Colorado is located in downtown Denver. From a professional technical-career college known as The Colorado Institute of Art to our current The Art Institute of Colorado, proud to celebrate more than 50 years of helping creative people learn the skills they need to become a success in their chosen field. The mission and primary responsibility of The Art Institute of Colorado shall be to provide higher education programs leading to professional opportunities in the fields of culinary arts, art and design, and technology which prepare graduates for job entry and career advancement.