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Story: Mar 03, 2015

Ceramics designers learned skills and gained confidence at C...

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Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

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Story: Feb 18, 2015

CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Social: about 4 hours ago via Facebook

CIA 1991 grad, and our 2015 commencement speaker Brian Michael Bendis dishes on Spider-Man and The Avengers in this article from The Plain Dealer.

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Story: Jan 09, 2015

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Events: Feb 24, 2015

CIA Financial Aid Nights

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

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Events: Mar 04, 2015

Sarah McKenzie Artist Talk

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Academics 

Academics

At CIA, we’ve made an academic commitment to helping students build better futures by engaging them in community-based learning, real-world projects, and social practices. We call this commitment Cores + Connections, and it informs our curriculum across all 15 majors. At the core of CIA are academic and studio rigor and an energetic culture of world-class faculty mentorship. Add to that more than 200 connections to external partners and you have a set of collaborative, innovative, and imaginative educational opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.

Programs of Study

Majors

Animation
Biomedical Art
Ceramics
Drawing
Game Design
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Architecture
Jewelry + Metals
Painting
Photography + Video
Printmaking
Sculpture + Expanded Media

 

Build important foundation skills and the essential understanding of literature, history, and social sciences.

Liberal Arts
Foundation Year

 

Build real-world experience through professional practices + faculty partnerships

CIA’s Professional Practices

Working on Your Portfolio?

Working on Your Portfolio?

CIA's Portfolio Tips video demonstrates how to photograph your work.

Cores + Connections

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.