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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

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

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Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

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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...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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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: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Admissions . Contest . Guidelines + Category Descriptions . Craft Category 

Craft category

The Craft Category includes, but is not limited to:

Ceramics

  • Description:
    • Ceramics is a term that is used to describe the family of decorative arts, which include but are not limited to studio pottery, metal work, wood-turning, glass blowing, jewelry, and fiber arts.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of craft include ceramic bowls and plates, jewelry, rugs, hand woven cloth, glass drinking vessels, and wooden objects made by hand.

Glass

  • Description:
    • Glass is an amorphous, non-crystalline solid material that is used to create glass art and studio glass, as well as utilitarian applications like the glass in our homes and cars.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of glass art include vases, sculpture, glass tile mosaics, ornaments, and jewelry.

Jewelry+Metals

  • Description:
    • Jewelry is a form of personal adornment that includes but are not limited to gemstones, precious metals, beads, shells, and plastic. The precious metals include gold, silver, copper, bronze, and platinum.
  • Examples:
    • Examples include necklaces, bracelets, rings, and belts.

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Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture



Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture



Integrated Media

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography



Craft

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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