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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Cleveland Institute of Art has again received a significant funding commitment from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture to support access to the arts!

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Admissions . Apply . Why CIA 

Why CIA?

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a small school that delivers big results.

Successful Alumni

More than 90% of our recent graduates are working in their field or accepted to a graduate program.

Cores + Connections

Learn from successful artists and designers through CIA’s signature core curriculum. Connect to real-life experience in the art and design world through hundreds of faculty partnerships. More than 80% of our students take part in one or more internships during their time at CIA.

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty teach from experience and success – as professors and professionals. Nearly all CIA faculty hold a terminal degree in their discipline and their work is recognized nationally and internationally.

Your Own Studio

At CIA you get your own studio space earlier than nearly any other art and design college. Once you declare a major in your sophomore year you’re given personal studio space close to all the resources you’ll need to create and explore.

9:1 Ratio

Our 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees maximum time with CIA’s extraordinary faculty. Small class sizes allow for instruction around a table or in studio, not in a lecture hall.

 
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A CIA Education is Within Your Reach

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Put Your Creativity to Work

Put Your Creativity to Work

Read more about how CIA can help prepare you for a creative life, and learn about our alumni.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.