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Story: Dec 17, 2014

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Warm wishes to you this holiday season from the Cleveland Institute of Art! Artwork created by Animation majors Brienne Broyles 16 and Maria Ursetti 16. Rea...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Admissions . Contest . Guidelines + Category Descriptions . Design Category 

Design category

The Design Category includes, but is not limited to:

Graphic Design

  • Description:
    • The term “Graphic Design” often refers to a visual communication and/or presentation using print or electronic media. Various methods are often used to combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages that are designed to reach a target audience.
  • Examples:
    • Graphic design can utilize numerous visual aids and media that include typography, symbols, illustration, and photography.
    • Examples of graphic design include but are not limited to posters, magazine or book layouts, product packaging, interface design, and web page design.

Industrial Design

  • Description:
    • Industrial design includes the combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, functionality, and usability of a product.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of industrial design products include furniture, tools, consumer electronics, automobiles, airplanes, healthcare appliances, and shoes to name a few.

Interior Design

  • Description:
    • Interior design involves the planning and production of an interior space that is used for living, working, and specific types of activities.
  • Examples:
    • Examples of interior design include but are not limited to commercial interior spaces such as restaurants, lobbies, boutiques and shops, as well as residential spaces that may include living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

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Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture



Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture



Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film



Craft

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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