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Story: Mar 03, 2015

Ceramics designers learned skills and gained confidence at C...

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Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

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Story: Feb 18, 2015

CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Social: about 16 hours ago via Facebook

CIA 1991 grad, and our 2015 commencement speaker Brian Michael Bendis dishes on Spider-Man and The Avengers in this article from The Plain Dealer.

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Story: Jan 09, 2015

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Events: Feb 24, 2015

CIA Financial Aid Nights

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

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Events: Mar 04, 2015

Sarah McKenzie Artist Talk

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

About . Facts + Stats 

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Location and Campus

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent college of art and design committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. Since 1882, we have have won widespread acclaim for the quality of our programs and achievements of our alumni. Students are encouraged to explore their vision and develop their skills through an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Faculty

CIA has nearly 50 full-time and 60 adjunct faculty, all professional artists, designers, and scholars. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1.

Student Body

Approximately 550 undergraduate students from across the globe attend CIA.

Majors

CIA offers 15 majors in art, design, craft, and interactive media. 

Admissions

Students may enter as a freshman or as a transfer student (with advanced standing). Admission is based on a portfolio review, academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and recommendations. Visit Admissions to learn more about the application process.

Financial Aid

The Institute offers scholarships based on academic history and portfolio quality. Need-based aid is also available. Learn more about financial aid at CIA.

Accreditation and Membership

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent, not-for-profit college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Ohio Board of Regents. CIA is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of America’s specialized art and design colleges.

Academic Calendar

Click here to view CIA's academic calendar, or download a PDF version here.

Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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Cores + Connections

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.

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Community Works

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

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.