May 16, 2013
Scholarships Fund CIA Grads' Travel Dreams
May 03, 2013 @ Arts Collinwood in Cleveland, OH
Biomedical Art Exhibition
May 16, 2013
Plain Dealer Reports on the Groundbreaking of the New Gund Building
May 20, 2013
2013 Student Summer Show
about 18 hours ago via Facebook
CIA Professors Doug Paige and Bob Martinez will be teaching the Pre-College course, Industrial Design, this summer. Doug has been a Professor of Industrial Design at CIA since 1988 where he also teaches Designing for Sustainability and Biomimicry. Along with being an industrial design instructor at CIA, Bob is also the founder and director of RGM Design LLC. Learn more about Doug and Bob, as well as this course at http://ow.ly/lcrih.
May 09, 2013
Four High School Students Awarded in CIA's National 2D3D Art + Design Contest
May 31, 2013
Cinematheque to Present Two Parallel Comedy Film Series
May 02, 2013
Performance Art at MOCA Cleveland
Academics . Courses
Traditional Tribal Art
Course No. SNS357.1 Credits: 3
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 North America are also examined. 3 credits.expand collapse
This course is focused on exposing students to the 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, verbal and visual communication, and understanding the fundamental architecture of an automobile. Specific project themes will be driven by sponsors (typically General Motors in the Fall and Chrysler in the Spring), while deliverables will be determined by the individual aptitude and experience. Regular formal reviews with enable individuals to develop verbal and visual presentation skills, and formal lectures will be balanced against one-on-one in-studio instruction. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits.
Tribe vs. Nation: Political & Cultural Survival
Course No. SNS479.1 Credits: 3
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. 3 credits.expand collapse
Course No. GDS203.1 Credits: 3
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. 3 credits.
Course No. CDS204.1 Credits: 3
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski
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.expand collapse
VAT: Aesthetics, Style,& Content
Aesthetics Style and Content focuses primarily, on the acquisition of creative and technical skills in the context of the development of original ideas and personal style. Studio work will consist of the practical exploration of the relationship between formal, technical, aesthetic, and stylistic issues relative to the personal, and thematic subjects of the students own choosing. Relative to this, in the seminar portion of the course the students are given critical, theoretical, philosophical background to issues surrounding the subjects of style, aesthetics and content. In the studio the students are encouraged to think of their work as an integrative whole consisting of these various components. In this context they are required to engage in independent critical research on topics relevant to their work. Their research takes the form of both archival and studio work and is presented in both visual and written form. This course is required for all junior students in VATe during their spring semester. 3 credits.expand collapse
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