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Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Hard work and a strong record of “real-world” experience helped recent illustration grad Brittany Lockwood ’14 land a full-time position designing children’s pl...

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

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Story: Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, r...

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Academics 

Academics

At CIA, we’ve made an academic commitment to helping students build better futures by engaging them in community-based learning, real-world projects, and social practices. We call this commitment Cores + Connections, and it informs our curriculum across all 15 majors. At the core of CIA are academic and studio rigor and an energetic culture of world-class faculty mentorship. Add to that more than 200 connections to external partners and you have a set of collaborative, innovative, and imaginative educational opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.

Programs of Study

Majors

Animation
Biomedical Art
Ceramics
Drawing
Game Design
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interior Architecture
Jewelry + Metals
Painting
Photography + Video
Printmaking
Sculpture + Expanded Media

 

Build important foundation skills and the essential understanding of literature, history, and social sciences.

Liberal Arts
Foundation Year

 

Build real-world experience through professional practices + faculty partnerships

CIA’s Professional Practices

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Working on Your Portfolio?

CIA's Portfolio Tips video demonstrates how to photograph your work.

Cores + Connections

Cores + Connections

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

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Community Works

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

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Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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Cores + Connections

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