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Apr 15, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Join us tomorrow, April 16 at 6:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium for a one-night-only screening of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project. This public program will feature animations created by CIA students that bring compositions created by Cleveland Institute of Music students to life. See more info. at http://ow.ly/vOSYt

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Apr 06, 2014

April 16 is encore of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 18, 2014

Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 15, 2014

4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Academics . Photography . Courses

Photography Courses

BFA Research + Preparation

Course No. IME401  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Scalmato

These courses provide a platform for senior Animation, Game Design, and TIME–Digital Arts students who are BFA candidates. The courses are structured to support the individual in shaping her/his own project and the production of all elements of the BFA Thesis, strong conceptual skills developed through a professional planning and a good researched idea are core to this process.

BFA Thesis + Exhibition

Course No. IME402  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Scalmato

These courses provide a platform for senior Animation, Game Design, and TIME-Digital Arts students who are BFA candidates. The courses are structured to support the individual in shaping her/his own project and the production of all elements of the BFA Thesis, strong conceptual skills developed through a professional planning and a good researched idea are core to this process.

Cinematography: 16mm Filmmaking

Course No. PHV261/361/461  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This course is designed as an introduction, both to the craft of filmmaking and to the appreciation of film as a pioneering medium of communication, entertainment, and art. The course introduces the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of 16mm filmmaking and students design and work on individual and group projects. Students will learn the camera, camera support systems, lighting techniques, light metering systems and sound recording. Composition, rhythm, and movement are also discussed. In a hands-on environment, students are introduced to a range of production and post-production equipment available at the Institute. Emphasis is placed on pre-production planning, visualization, successful operation of hardware, and group collaboration. The class will view a variety of films of historic and aesthetic importance and examine major movements and approaches to film art. Field trips will also complement the coursework. Students execute several exercises in 16mm film. They are responsible for purchasing and processing a minimum of three 100ft rolls (approximately 3.5minutes each) of 16mm film stock. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography or signature of Instructor.

Contemporary Color Photography: Digital + Film

Course No. PHV225/325/425  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Wallace

This course is designed to investigate the contemporary applications of color in photography while developing a working knowledge of color theory in relationship to photographic practice. The course includes a wide range of color-based practices and techniques as well an exploration of subtractive and additive color as they pertain to digital and chemical photographic processes. The interaction between light, pigmentation, and photographic materials, will also be covered. This course is required for Photography majors and is open as an elective to other students. Offered fall.

Digital Imaging II: Large Format

Course No. PHV393/493  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mary Jo Toles
Prerequisite(s) The Fine Art of Silver Print | The Fine Art of Silver Print | Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This advanced studio course is designed to further the students’ investigation of large format photography in digital and chemical processes. Examples of artistic and professional artwork will be shown in class lectures to illustrate application of these creative skills historically and in a contemporary context. Required for Photography majors. Open Studio Elective.

Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography; PHV 270 Fine Art Silver Print and PHV 301 Digital Photo Imaging I or instructor signature.

Digital Photo Imaging I

Course No. PHV301  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mary Jo Toles

This course is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of digital photographic imaging. This studio course is designed for students interested in working with digital imagery for various applications. Students use the computer to modify, manipulate, or to enhance photographic images. Emphasis is placed on consideration of the hardware and software tools required for successfully capturing, manipulating, and exporting images, as well as an understanding of the technical issues involved in each step of the production process. Required for Photography majors. Open Studio Elective.

Documentary Video

Course No. PHV241/341/441  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar

This is an advanced elective video course: This course is designed to improve observational, analytical, organizational, creative and production skills. Students will explore the ways in which digital technology can transform contemporary visual culture, and fracture the predictable. Students will be encouraged to experiment with new presentation methods, and develop innovative techniques for combining sight and sound, light and word. Required of Photo Majors in the Video track. Open Elective. Prerequisite: PHV 297 Video/Digital Cinema I or permission of the faculty.

Editorial Photography

Course No. PHV294  Credits: 3.0

This course prepares students for careers as photographers in the advertising and magazine fields. Students will learn the inner workings of those industries and determine how they can market/promote themselves within them. Students will learn how to carry out and meet the expectations of art directors and photo editors while providing creative input of their own. Emphasis is placed on networking, negotiating and understanding contracts as well as building a professional portfolio. This course equips students with skills required to work confidently in the production of editorial photographs, in partnership with editors, art directors, designers and writers. Students gain experience in working within a professional collaborative environment. Students are exposed to the inner workings of these professions and prepare their portfolio as a means to market and promote their work. Students learn how to carry out and meet the expectations of art directors and photo editors while providing creative input of their own. Emphasis is placed on professional business practice, negotiating contacts, and securing image rights. This course will be of special interest to Communication Design and Illustration students. Assignments are designed to simulate practical work experiences.

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photography major Emma Howell '14 built a camera that prints images on handblown glass. Wired.com published this feature story on Howell's remarkable achievement.

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Mark Tekushan

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