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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

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

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Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

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We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & 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

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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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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Cores + Connections

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