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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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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 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to 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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Congratulations to the winning team, “Pulse + Luminance,” as well as all of the students who participated in IN THE DARK, CIA’s wearable-technology-with-light competition. The winning team was announced on Saturday, April 12 at the Great Lakes Science Center. From left to right: model Ariona Beninato, sophomore Fashion Merchandising major from Kent State University; Ben Horvat, CIA senior Drawing major; Marcy Kniss, CIA senior Graphic Design major; Eric Payne, CIA freshman; Ray Krajci, CWRU Computer Engineering graduate; and model Arianna Likouris, Kent State University freshman Fashion Design major.

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Apr 06, 2014

April 16 is encore of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project

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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Mar 18, 2014

Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work

View details 2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 15, 2014

4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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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Traditional Tribal Art

Course No. SNS357  Credits: 3.0

Specific cultures of sub-Saharan Africa are reviewed through their visual arts and ritual. The goal is to understand how each group's history and cultural context influence the creative process (use of symbols, style, media, and technique) and shape the aesthetic response. Some comparative materials from Oceania, India, and Some comparative materials from Oceania, India, and North America are also examined.

Transportation Design

Course No. IND235A/335A/435A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Santarelli | D. Ed Covert

This is an introductory course exposing students to the basic knowledge, skills and qualities that are important for a career in transportation design. CIA faculty and practicing transportation designers will demonstrate methods for creating context, inspiring designs, ideation through sketching/ rendering and verbal and visual communication. Specific project themes will be driven by industry sponsors while deliverables will be determined by the individual aptitude and experience. Regular formal reviews will enable individuals to develop verbal and visual presentation skills, and formal lectures will be balanced against one-on-one in-studio instruction. Professional designers, both staff level and management, in addition to guests with specialized industry expertise will visit throughout the semester Offered fall.

Tribe vs. Nation

Course No. SNS479  Credits: 3.0

The course is an anthropological examination of the impact of technology and "western" industrial development on indigenous populations worldwide. Assumptions posed in the concepts "progress" and "development" are examined by in-depth review of traditional society and culture change among, for instance, the Balinese, ethnic groups in Mali, West Africa and Native American in the United States. Bali's traditional arts, rituals and water temple system of irrigation, Bambara society in Mali and Native American traditional cultures are juxtaposed against the culture change these groups experience with increased global, commercial interdependence. In the 21st century, humankind continues to experience problems of world hunger, population growth, resource depletion, pollution and war. Films, slides and reading review these issues, and peoples, worldwide, to try to consider potential solutions which acknowledge human cultural diversity within the modernization process. An emphasis in the course is a consideration of technological determinism and social choices.

Typography I

Course No. GDS203  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski

This is one of the two central classes in the first year of study in Communication Design (alongside Design for Communication I) In the first semester, students become familiar with the broader discipline of the field through the construction of abstract design concepts, layout, symbols, and sequential systems. Conceptual thinking and the integration of typography with imagery are explored throughout the course. In the 2nd semester, students investigate projects that follow the various sub-fields of the profession; projects include Identity, Web/Interactive, Information and Wayfinding. Students will be assigned multiple projects throughout the year. Each project begins with a lecture and demonstration of techniques. Each week, students practice presentation to the larger group in formal and informal critique and brainstorming sessions. Faculty will work one on one with students to answer questions and assist in the process. Reviews will be held at key points during each project. Offered fall.

Typography II

Course No. GDS204  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski
Prerequisite(s) Typography I

Through the use of studied, well designed and competently executed design solutions, we will emphasize the effective and sensitive use of typeforms in complex and sustained communication projects. The attributes of rhythm, proportion, hierarchy, and progression will be investigated, emphasized, and practiced to produce excellent quality professional solutions.

Projects are carried out in varying degrees of execution including sketchbook roughs, presentation sketches, laser comprehensives, and finished art. Thoughtful experimentation with the software and imaging equipment is encouraged to extend and challenge the process. The course objectives will be pursued through assigned projects, explanations, demonstrations, and group critiques. Prerequisite: GDS203 Typography I or equivalent. Offered spring.

VAT: Internship

Course No. VAT299.1  Credits: 3.0

Vertebrate Biology

Course No. BMA223  Credits: 3.0

A survey of vertebrates from jawless fishes to mammals. Functional morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology as they relate to the groups' relationships with their environment. Evolution of organ systems. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. The laboratory will involve a study of the detailed anatomy of the shark and cat used as representative vertebrates. Students are expected to spend at least three hours of unscheduled laboratory each week. This course fulfills a laboratory requirement for the biology major. Recommended preparation: BIOL 214. You must choose a lab section, A (Tuesday) or B (Thursday). Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Video Basic Tools I

Course No. FVPA461.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mark Tekushan

Video Basic Tools is a required class for Photography and TIME-Digital Arts. It is also an open elective class for fine art credit in all majors and for second year foundation students. Using the tools of video, computer graphics, audio and other electronic media, this course focuses on the design elements and thought processes inherent in effective audio/visual communications. Hands-on approach features work in videography, lighting, audio production and mixing, and video editing, as well as support activities such as scripting, research, brainstorming and storyboarding. Emphasis is placed on creative thinking and problem solving, with both group and individual projects required. This course is intended to be an introduction to a very broad area, rather than an in-depth concentration in one subject. 3 credits. An external Firewire drive is required for this class. Required of FVPA and TIME-Digital Arts majors. Electives accepted, including sophomores

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Pre-College Program

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.

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