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Academics . Cores + Connections . Your Professors 

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World-class faculty are the keystone of CIA's Cores + Connections.

With a faculty to student ratio of 9:1, students at CIA are mentored by faculty members who are accomplished professionals in their fields, and who, in turn, share their knowledge, craft and professional experience on a daily basis. In their own practices, CIA's studio faculty are engaged in regional, national, and/or international arenas, with projects ranging from a local effort to build designers’ work stations out of wood reclaimed from abandoned houses, to producing independent films that travel to film festivals worldwide. Students also richly benefit from the global perspective of CIA's accomplished Liberal Arts faculty, comprised of art historians, writers, researchers, and other scholars of the humanities.

Associate Professor/Chair of Painting, Drawing

Lane Cooper

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New film studies prof helps students appreciate film as art form

November 18, 2014

New film studies prof helps students appreciate film as art form

Erica Levin joined Liberal Arts faculty in fall 2014 more

Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy

November 24, 2014

Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy

Cuffaro's workstations ideal for CIA students, model for design thinking more

Designing a career: Jewelry + Metals grads advise current students

February 05, 2015

Designing a career: Jewelry + Metals grads advise current students

Jewelry designers Rich and Austin (Bates) Zarobell were visiting artists more

Associate Professor - Industrial Design, Industrial Design

Douglas Paige

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Adjunct Professor, Animation

Jeff Simonetta

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Associate Professor/Chair of Ceramics, Ceramics

Seth Nagelberg

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CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibition

September 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibition

Two-person show features Cassara's fiber-based work, Sapp's drawings more

Associate Professor, Foundation

Scott Ligon

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund by 6/30.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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