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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

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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

Academics . Interior Architecture . Courses

Interior Architecture Courses

INTA: Communication Skills 1

Course No. INTA285  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

The basics of perspective drawing are taught in twelve assignment modules covering all forms of measured perspective drawing. The final design project will include drawing and renderings as a requirement. Open elective, sophomore and above. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Architecture Majors. Offered fall.

INTA: Communication Skills 2

Course No. INTA286  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dennis Futo | Pete Maric
Prerequisite(s) INTA: Communication Skills 1

Intermediate Level drawing and rendering including perspective drawing from several viewpoints, rendering techniques in several styles media and design projects throughout course. Mandatory for all Sophomores Interior Architecture majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Prerequisites for Interior Architecture majors: INTA285.
No prerequisites for electives. Offered spring.

INTA: Intermediate Problems

Course No. INTA331  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design

Intermediate level retail and space design including various conceptual and visual projects increasing in detail and complexity, such as building exteriors, exhibit, and museum design as well as local community project. Introduction of fabrication methods. Industry professional input at various critiques. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open to all Juniors and Seniors. Prerequisite: INTA 232A. Offered fall.

INTA: Senior Thesis Problem

Course No. INTA431B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

A semester-long self-defined intense problem, involving a research document, several advisors, and two major presentations. The final presentation is given in a gallery environment and is open to the general public. The thesis encompasses all aspects of the student previous course work and is their most thorough project. Mandatory for all Senior Interior Architecture majors. Senior Students outside Interior Architecture may petition to take this course with Department Head approval. Offered fall.

6 credits for Interior Architecture majors. 3 credits for electives.

Interior Architecture

Course No. INTA432  Credits: 3.0

Advanced brand and market driven projects one internally and the other hosted by and presented at a major design firm who provides awards to top students. Offered spring.

Interior Architecture: AutoCAD

Course No. INTA333  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Laura Wolf

A series of modules covering the basics of AutoCAD with a final project. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.

Interior Architecture: Internship

Course No. INTA399/499  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.

Materials, Research, + Space Planning

Course No. INTA232B  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton

Space planning projects based on special programming and research including furniture design, finishes and furnishings, material presentations from the manufacturing industry and field trips. . Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Final project is group collaboration. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring.

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Michael Gollini

Associate Professor/Chair of Interior Architecture

Michael is an associate professor and chair of the Interior Design Department at the Cleveland Institute of Ar...more

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