Aug 18, 2014
2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado company
Aug 28, 2014
2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception
Aug 18, 2014
CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list
Aug 28, 2014
2014 Faculty Exhibition
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We’re so excited to have the incoming first-year students move in to our new Uptown Residence Hall tomorrow. Welcome to CIA! And if you'll be moving in, we want to hear from you! Share your experience with us by posting images on Instagram and using the hashtag #welcometocia.
Aug 13, 2014
Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering
Sep 27, 2014
Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show
Aug 11, 2014
Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores
If you have no previous college experience (excluding advanced credits earned during high school), you are a first-time freshman. We admit freshmen into degree-seeking status for the fall semester only.
As a freshman candidate, you will be considered automatically for portfolio grants and scholarships as long as you submit all of your application materials by March 3. Read more about admission deadlines on the Apply page.
Freshman candidates are accepted at CIA based upon artistic and academic qualifications as well as available space. To be considered for admission, you must follow the application procedures and criteria below.
Send all application materials to:
The Office of Admissions
Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Watch current students discuss their portfolios and how they have evolved over their career at CIA.
We strongly encourage you to meet the following deadlines to ensure admission to CIA and eligibility for the highest amounts of portfolio scholarships and institutional financial aid. However, you may submit an application for admission any time before the first day of classes on a “rolling basis” and will be considered as long as space is available. Please note that only transfer student who qualify for advanced standing with at least 9 college studio credits are eligible for spring admission.
Early action 1 deadline
Early action 2 deadline
March 3 :
Priority deadline for need-based financial aid applications
Intention to register deadline and tuition deposit
Housing application deadline
Regular decision deadline for transfer students
Regular decision deadline
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