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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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Story: Oct 16, 2014

Commitment to CIA runs deep for Charles Mayer '64

View details Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Social: 3 days ago via Facebook

CIA and The Euclid Tavern go way, way back. Countless alumni, including renowned rock poster artist Derek Hess 88, have happy memories of good times and great ...

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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

Academics . Cores + Connections 

Cores + Connections

What sets the Cleveland Institute of Art apart from other colleges of art and design?
In a nutshell, our Cores + Connections make all the difference.

The word "core" comes from the Latin "cor" for “heart.” At the heart of CIA is an energetic culture of world-class faculty mentorship, academic and studio rigor, cutting edge curriculum, and our core values - all in connection to CIA's commitment to building better futures by engaging students in community-based learning, real-world projects, and social practices in art and design. This begins with your very first semester in Foundation studies and continues throughout your education here, and may occur through courses, extracurricular activities, and/or internships. All made by possible by over 200 external partnerships, at last count!

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Adam Keating's internship at Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio

September 10, 2013

Adam Keating's internship at Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio

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Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work

March 18, 2014

Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work

Jose Gonzalez '00 attracts media attention with Auto Show visit more

Cleveland Institute of Art: Building a Wood Fired Kiln
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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.