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Apr 17, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Apr 16, 2014

CIA's 'focused workshop environment' paid off

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 15, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Continuing Education . Pre-College Classes 2014 . Pre-College Game Design course 

Pre-College Game Design course

Get on board and learn the fundamentals of both designing games and building a playful experience. We will uncover several approaches to creating games so that you’ll be capable of building a foundation for your own unique game ideas and projects.

During the first week we’ll discuss what “play” is and take a brief look at the history of ancient gaming and the mechanics that govern play in both tactile and digital gaming. We will start by examining tactile approaches to game design. You will be asked to think about the construction of board games and other mediums utilized in a game space. By Wednesday of the first week you will have created a handcrafted game using found objects as a design tool. You will then explore the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a professional AAA gaming engine with which popular games like Gears of War, Arkham Asylum, and Borderlands were created.

Throughout the second week we will develop a 3D platform using the built-in assets provided in UDK. You will learn about “modding” existing code and how to create custom animations which you will use to develop platform traps and other game play elements. By the end of the second week you will have created a fully playable basic game level that you can take home and share with friends and family.

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Harrison Walsh received his BFA in T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. After graduating from CIA, Harrison began sharing his skill, knowledge, and passion for game design by instructing students at Hocking College in Southeast Ohio. In 2014 he moved back to Cleveland and is now an adjunct faculty member in CIA’s Game Design Department. Harrison also works as a freelance 3D graphic artist and in film production. Most recently he worked on the motion picture Draft Day.

Click here to learn more about CIA's Game Design program.

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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.

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