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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details Fall 2014 Exhibitions

CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Social: about 15 hours ago via Facebook

Cleveland makes Fodor's top 25 must-see travel destinations for 2015, just days after appearing on Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the 50 "Best Places to Tr...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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 60 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

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.

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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.