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Story: Oct 21, 2014

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CIA Exhibition: Oct 17, 2014

Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love

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Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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The Cleveland Institute of Art wishes you a safe and happy Halloween! {Artwork by CIA Graphic Designer Nicole Fansler}

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Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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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