Story: Aug 27, 2014
New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...
CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014
2014 Faculty Exhibition
Story: Aug 18, 2014
2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...
Events: Sep 05, 2014
Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi
Social: 2 days ago via Facebook
We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...
Story: Aug 18, 2014
CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list
Events: Sep 06, 2014
Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade
Story: Aug 13, 2014
Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering
Events: Sep 27, 2014
Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show
Blog: Aug 26, 2014
8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!
Academics . 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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Professor of Comparative Literature, Liberal Arts
May 29, 2014
December 03, 2013
Students in Bradley Ricca's class sold their books, networked and impressed the professionals. more
Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.
Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.
Cores + Connections
Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.