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Story: Oct 21, 2014

Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

View details 2014 NEXT: Living Art + Design

Events: Oct 24, 2014

2014 NEXT: Living Art + Design

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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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CIA students recently got a chance to learn from visiting artist Brett Douville, a 16-year veteran in the game design industry. Watch this video to learn more a...

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Jul 23, 2014

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

Admissions . Apply . Why CIA 

Why CIA?

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a small school that delivers big results.

Successful Alumni

More than 90% of our recent graduates are working in their field or accepted to a graduate program.

Cores + Connections

Learn from successful artists and designers through CIA’s signature core curriculum. Connect to real-life experience in the art and design world through hundreds of faculty partnerships. More than 80% of our students take part in one or more internships during their time at CIA.

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty teach from experience and success – as professors and professionals. Nearly all CIA faculty hold a terminal degree in their discipline and their work is recognized nationally and internationally.

Your Own Studio

At CIA you get your own studio space earlier than nearly any other art and design college. Once you declare a major in your sophomore year you’re given personal studio space close to all the resources you’ll need to create and explore.

9:1 Ratio

Our 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees maximum time with CIA’s extraordinary faculty. Small class sizes allow for instruction around a table or in studio, not in a lecture hall.

 
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Put Your Creativity to Work

Put Your Creativity to Work

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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

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Cores + Connections

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