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New film studies prof helps students appreciate film as art ...

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

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Lunch On Fridays: Michael Polk + Amber Esner

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Join us tomorrow, Nov. 21, 6-9pm, at Art Spot for some great art and a chance to support Cleveland Institute of Art students! Works of art by CIA faculty, stude...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 21, 2014 @ The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, OH

100 Show and Sale 2014

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Events: Dec 05, 2014

Student Holiday Craft Sale

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Applying to the Cleveland Institute of Art

Applying to college can be a daunting task. That’s why at the Cleveland Institute of Art we believe very strongly in providing a personal approach at this most important time of your life.

We encourage you to contact us early in your college search so we can help you prepare the best possible application. Our admissions counselors will answer any questions you have and confirm whether your application and portfolio meet our submission requirements. 

Make sure to visit us! We welcome the opportunity to meet you and review your portfolio in person. When you visit, you can tour our campus, meet our faculty artists, and see our students at work in their own studio spaces.

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Money for the road: CIA grads receive travel scholarships

May 16, 2014

Money for the road: CIA grads receive travel scholarships

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