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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 The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Design Show

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

2014 Spring Design 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"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Illustration Courses

Illustration for Publication

Course No. ILL363  Credits: 3.0
Faculty George Vlosich | John Chuldenko

This course will focus on applications of digital and tactile processes, materials, and techniques from concept development through final reproduction. Offered fall.

Illustration II

Course No. ILL364  Credits: 3.0
Faculty George Vlosich | John Chuldenko
Prerequisite(s) Fundamentals of Illustration

This course will prepare illustration students to become working professionals within the marketing communications community. It will motivate the student’s visual awareness, teaching the student to conceptualize, design and execute on a professional level. Students learn to produce quality illustrations and to be responsible for the conceptual aspects of a project whenever necessary. This course encourages students to develop a confident knowledge of design in illustration, the thinking process, and production techniques necessary to compete in the field of applied arts. Prerequisite: ILL263 Fundamentals of Illustration. Offered spring.

Illustration: Advanced Illustration Studio Projects

Course No. ILL463B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty John Chuldenko | Suzanne McGinness

Students are required to begin thinking of their upcoming BFA thesis project over the summer. On the first day of class students will be expected to present their thesisÕ central idea and have first iterations for visual expression of that idea. The beginning of the thesis project consists of research, discussion and tightening up of the central idea. Offered fall.

Illustration: BFA Preparation

Course No. ILL463A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dominic Scibilia | Suzanne McGinness

An independently initiated illustration thesis project is defined in a statement detailing the nature and purpose of the project, medium, and procedural timetable. A year-long project is created displaying technical competence, solution-based ideas, responsibility to professional standards, self-reliance, determination and perseverance learned throughout a student’s years of education. Offered fall.

Illustration: BFA Thesis and Exhibition

Course No. ILL464A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dominic Scibilia | John Chuldenko | Suzanne McGinness

Students will develop saleable skills and perform in a professional manner, demonstrating good attitude and work habits. The artwork produced for the BFA Thesis Exhibition emphasizes clarity of concepts, professional responsibilities and developmental procedures necessary to work in the field. Offered spring.

Illustration: Final Project: Illustration Portfolio

Course No. ILL464B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty John Chuldenko | Suzanne McGinness

The illustration department emphasizes the understanding of contemporary themes and concepts as a basis for nurturing the student’s ability to translate this acquired thematic vocabulary into inventive visual solutions. The main objective is to motivate students’ visual awareness to a professional level to meet marketplace needs. Offered spring.

Illustration: Internship

Course No. ILL299/399/499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by- case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

Image, Narrative, and Sequence

Course No. IME267  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz | Larry O'Neal | Lincoln Adams | Mark Tekushan | Mary Jo Toles

The concentration of this course is an intensive study on discussion and research of the aesthetics, techniques and problems of pre-production for digital media visual storytelling, for both linear and non-linear output. We will investigate ways in which to use more than characters to define mood and forward the narrative. We will focus on how elements such as subject/object positioning, background, props, timing, audio, camera angles, lighting, graphic design, composition of frames, and using suitable text enhance the communication of your ideas. We will hold regular presentations and critiques analyzing your composition of all visual and audio elements in progress and discuss methods in which to enhance everything to work together to tell a more complete, fully realized narrative. Emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary experimentation, students are encouraged to pursue personal and independent expression while giving full attention to researching and developing original concepts. Offered fall and spring.

Illustration students wow the crowd at comics con

Illustration students wow the crowd at comics con

Illustration students in Adjunct Professor Bradley Ricca's Graphic Narratives class wowed the crowd at the fifth annual Genghis Con Comics and Arts Festival.

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Anthony Scalmato

Assistant Professor/Chair of Animation

Anthony Scalmato is the Department Chair of Animation and an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Institute of...more

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