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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

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Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

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We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

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Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Admissions . Apply . Submitting Your Portfolio . Portfolio Submission Guidelines 

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

When you're ready, you can submit your portfolio online (cia.slideroom.com) or in CD or DVD format.

Online Portfolio Submission Procedure (Preferred)

Once you have applied to CIA, you may submit your online portfolio at cia.slideroom.com.

CD or DVD Portfolio Submission Procedure

Mail the disc to the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Note: No application items will be returned, and it is recommended you keep an original copy of your submission for your records.

Submission Procedure for CD or DVD:

  • Individual files should be in JPEG (jpg) format with a file size not exceeding 1MB each.
  • Animation or video work must be submitted in either QuickTime (.mov) format or Windows Media Video (.wmv) format.
  • It is preferable that images be assembled and presented in a slide show format, using PowerPoint, Acrobat, or another slide show application.
  • Please submit a numbered list in Microsoft Word on the disc with the title, size, medium, and a brief description of each piece.
  • Please do not stick any labels to the front of the disc; mark directly upon it with permanent marker. 

Make sure to label disc and sleeve with the following:

  • Your full name
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
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