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Story: Sep 02, 2014

CIA ingenuity will be on display at arts and technology fest...

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

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CIA Game Design majors Helen Su and Natilya Ratcliff spent the summer of 2014 interning at NASA's Glenn Research Center, where they worked on educational games ...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Sep 02, 2014

9/4-7: The German Doctor, Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu & more!

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Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

About . Facts + Stats 

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Location and Campus

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent college of art and design committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. Since 1882, we have have won widespread acclaim for the quality of our programs and achievements of our alumni. Students are encouraged to explore their vision and develop their skills through an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Faculty

CIA has nearly 50 full-time and 40 adjunct faculty, all professional artists, designers, and scholars. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1.

Student Body

Approximately 550 undergraduate students from across the globe attend CIA.

Majors

CIA offers 15 majors in art, design, craft, and interactive media. 

Admissions

Students may enter as a freshman or as a transfer student (with advanced standing). Admission is based on a portfolio review, academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and recommendations. Visit Admissions to learn more about the application process.

Financial Aid

The Institute offers scholarships based on academic history and portfolio quality. Need-based aid is also available. Learn more about financial aid at CIA.

Accreditation and Membership

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent, not-for-profit college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Ohio Board of Regents. CIA is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of America’s specialized art and design colleges.

Academic Calendar

Click here to view CIA's academic calendar, or download a PDF version here.

Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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Cores + Connections

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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