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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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The game design industry is constantly evolving, and CIA’s students are on the edge of the newest technologies and gaming tactics. This weekend, the Great Lakes Science Center will host our students for the Game Design Spring Show, as they present their amazing work. The exhibition reception is tomorrow, Apr. 25, from 1-3pm. Click below for more details.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Academics . Courses

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Applied Portfolio and Professional Strategies

Course No. BMA404  Credits: 3.0

The Applied Portfolio and Professional Strategies course will help the student develop applied portfolios in offline and online media, demo reels, and print-related materials relating to professional packages (resumes, cover letters, business cards, etc.) Students will learn real-world business approaches for art and culturally-based professionals within community networks. The understanding of contracts, copyright, budgeting and marketing and presentation concepts as applied to commercial-based work and freelance opportunities will be explored. The course is designed to help the student navigate the professional areas of art and integrated media, while gaining critical insight into art practice and leadership in the business environment.

Architectural Drawing and Documentation

Course No. INTA231B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty George Gatta

This course is an introduction to hand drafting and documentation including drawing, lettering and historic referencing as well as ADA topics, historic vernacular, and space planning. Field trips may be included. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.

Architecture and Communication Skills

Course No. INTA385  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Pete Maric
Prerequisite(s) INTA: Communication Skills 1 | INTA: Communication Skills 2

Advanced level drawing and rendering, focusing on traditional and digital media. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites: INTA285 and INTA286 required for Interior Architecture majors. No prerequisites for elective students. Offered fall.

Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century

Course No. ACD103  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Andrew Dolan | David Hart | Gary D Sampson | Lane Cooper | Michael Weil

Intended to introduce students to art history through the study of major art concepts, theories, and historical events from the ancient Greek and Roman periods to Europe of the Enlightenment. The approach is both chronological and thematic. Offered fall.

Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945

Course No. ACD104  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Andrew Dolan | David Hart | Gary D Sampson | Lane Cooper | Michael Weil | Rita Goodman
Prerequisite(s) Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century

Covers major movements and ideas in European and American art and design history to the mid-20th century. Students are provided with a firm grounding in the debates and theories of modernity and modernism in art. Prerequisite ACD 103. Offered spring.

Art & Design History III: 1945-Present

Course No. ACD203  Credits: 3.0
Faculty David Hart | Gary D Sampson | Indra Lacis | Rita Goodman
Prerequisite(s) Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century

Examines influential artists and related concepts of art and design from around WWII through the first decade of the new millennium. Discussions focus especially on critical distinctions and meanings of modern, postmodern, and contemporary art, design, and visual culture. Prerequisites ACD 103 and 104. Offered fall.

Art History, Theory, Criticism Emphasis: Senior Research Paper

Course No. ACD415  Credits: 3.0

Research paper required of seniors pursuing the Visual Culture Emphasis. Not open as an elective. Offered spring. Pass/fail.

Art of China

Course No. ACD365  Credits: 3.0

The primary goal of this course is to explore the art and culture of China (including mainland China and Taiwan). Political, religious, social, and visual aspects of the art will be stressed in class. In order to understand Chinese art and civilization, we will look at art objects from terra-cotta pottery of the Neolithic period, bronze vessels, Buddhist murals and sculptures of the Tang era, literati paintings and imperial tastes of medieval China up to contemporary art. Subjects such as women artists and performing arts will be also discussed in this course. As the semester progresses, some additional readings may be assigned. Visual Culture Emphasis course.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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