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Academics . Cores + Connections . Your Professors 

Your professors

World-class faculty are the keystone of CIA's Cores + Connections.

With a faculty to student ratio of 9:1, students at CIA are mentored by faculty members who are accomplished professionals in their fields, and who, in turn, share their knowledge, craft and professional experience on a daily basis. In their own practices, CIA's studio faculty are engaged in regional, national, and/or international arenas, with projects ranging from a local effort to build designers’ work stations out of wood reclaimed from abandoned houses, to producing independent films that travel to film festivals worldwide. Students also richly benefit from the global perspective of CIA's accomplished Liberal Arts faculty, comprised of art historians, writers, researchers, and other scholars of the humanities.

Associate Professor/Chair of Painting, Drawing

Lane Cooper

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Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

September 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

Russo-Otstot brings LA storytelling experience to Cleveland more

Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy

November 24, 2014

Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy

Cuffaro's workstations ideal for CIA students, model for design thinking more

Visiting designer impressed with students, campus

March 27, 2015

Visiting designer impressed with students, campus

Five questions for Scott Stropkay '85 more

Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design, Industrial Design

Daniel Cuffaro

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Adjunct Professor, Animation

Jeff Simonetta

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Professor, Ceramics

William Brouillard

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CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibition

September 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibition

Two-person show features Cassara's fiber-based work, Sapp's drawings more

Instructor, Painting

Anthony Ingrisano

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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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Cores + Connections

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