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Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

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Events: Oct 03, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

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Join us this Friday at 12:15pm for this week's Lunch On Fridays presentation, featuring Haishan Deng, head of CIA's transportation design program. Deng comes to...

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Story: Sep 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibit...

View details CIA Portfolio Day

Events: Oct 11, 2014

CIA Portfolio Day

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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

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Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

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Blog: Oct 02, 2014

Beatwave

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details Unruly Engagements Conference

Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

Academics . Cores + Connections . Real-World Experience 

Real-world, professional experience

CIA’s Cores + Connections help build the skills and confidence students say they need to seize real-world opportunities that develop in their daily lives - now and after graduation. Through courses, extracurricular projects and activities, or internships, students may connect to real-world experiences every school year. Our goal is for all students to experience an increasingly seamless transition from college to their professional lives.

Just a few examples of these real-world experiences include students consulting for the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland City Hall, illustrating the first near-total-face transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, collaborating with engineering students at Case Western Reserve University's think[box] innovation center, designing orthopedic surgery instruments for a leading medical technology company, participating in professional exhibition venues such as at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), creating urban beautification improvements for the surrounding city, and building an offsite wood-burning kiln.

All before graduation.

 

Our connections are your connections

Our connections are your connections

At CIA, you’ll work in an engaging learning environment with world-class faculty, who will connect you with the real world of art and design.

Community Partners

Community Partners

Learn more about CIA's community partners here.

For more information:

Barbara Chira
Academic Director, Cores & Connections
216.421.7364 | Contact

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Amy Goldman
Director of Career Center
216.421.8073 | Contact

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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.