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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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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 for the Biomedical Art Spring Show reception tomorrow, Apr. 17, from 5:30-7pm at the Humphrey Atrium Gallery at University Hospitals. Experience award-winning work centered on current issues in natural and medical science created with leading-edge art techniques in CIA's Biomedical Art program. The show runs April 14-25.

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Apr 06, 2014

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

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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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

Student Life . Housing . On-Campus Housing 

On-Campus Housing

CIA’s New Residence Hall Opens Fall 2014

Beginning in the fall of 2014, CIA first-year students will live in a brand new residence hall located on Euclid Ave in the heart of the Uptown development in University Circle, just steps from our campus.

The hall is comprised of two-bedroom suites that house two students per bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and comes with a bed (which can be bunked), four-drawer dresser (which can be unstacked as two two-drawer dressers to fit under the bed), and wardrobe. Pocket doors separate your bedroom from the common area.

The common area includes a kitchenette with sink, cabinets, refrigerator, and counter. The common area is set aside as a work-room of sorts, equipped with a drawing table and stool, so that you may work on projects collaboratively or individually.

Need to take a break from your work?

No problem. The hall has several spaces that allow for hanging out, watching TV, studying, working out, or basking in the sun (when the weather permits). Each floor has its own social lounge where students can congregate. The hall also has a cardio lounge with treadmills, elliptical, and stationary bikes to relieve some stress. There are two quiet study areas with tables and chairs and a print station to print your papers. There are also three outdoor patios (including one that overlooks Euclid Ave and MOCA, and another that is on the roof!).

Other amenities include a laundry room on the fourth floor and mailboxes in the lobby when you come in.

Housing Rates

Fees for the 2014-15 school year are:

Housing rate information will be published soon.

For more information about housing plans, contact Matthew Smith, Director of Student Life and Housing, at 216.421.7495 or

Roommate Matching

While on campus for StART in the summer, you will have the opportunity to fill out a Roommate Preference Form. This form helps us to get to know what you like and what you do not. Even if you don’t have a preference, complete the form and we will do our best to match you with someone who has similar tastes and studying styles. If you already know someone you would like to room with, we will be happy to match you as long as the other student indicates that they would like to live with you too.

Roommate matches will be sent sometime during the first week of August. This way, you will have a month to discuss who is bringing what and iron out details before move in.

Room Dimensions

The majority of our rooms are two-bedroom suites. The bedrooms measure 15'11" L x 8'11" W. The bathroom is 6'11 x 5'. The common area workroom is 15'11" L x 12' W and the kitchenette is 8'6"L x 12' W.


Each suite comes with the following furniture per student.  The furniture is a dark wood stain (as seen in dresser photo). Please click on the piece of funiture to go to photo of what it looks like.

Bed: The bed is an extra-long twin bed. When you move in, the bed will be unbunked, however, it can be bunked (you just need to ask for the pins).

Dresser: The dresser is a four-drawer dresser that can either be stacked or unstacked. when it is unstacked, it can easily be fit under the bed.

Wardrobe: The wardrobe offers additional drawer space along with two sides of hanging space (a half hanging closet and a full length hanging closet).

Desk: When we asked students what type of desk they would prefer, the majority of students said that they preferred a drawing table/art desk rather than a standard desk. The desk is located in the common work room area and comes with a stool to use at the desk or at the kitchenette counter top.

Lofting Beds

You may build a loft for your bed, but it has to be freestanding and can’t be anchored into the existing furniture, wall, floor, or ceiling. The loft must have at least 36 inches from mattress to ceiling. Wood parts must not be treated. You are responsible for dis-assembly and storage of your own furniture. You must complete a Room Modification Form, which is kept on file. All current furniture must be stored in the room as well.


The residence hall is equipped with cable television and  both wireless and hard-wired Internet.

Housing Paperwork

Your application for a room in the residence hall is your first piece of housing paperwork. It should be filed as soon as possible and is included in the college’s acceptance package. You may pay your housing deposit through your student portal at myCIA.

To be guaranteed housing on campus, you must submit your residence hall application and required $150 housing deposit before May 1 to ensure that your preference of room assignment will be given first consideration. Deposits received after that date cannot be guaranteed housing and will be placed by the date received. The deposit is forfeited if the contract is not fulfilled. You will receive notification of status after June 1.

Once you have submitted your housing application and deposit, you will have to fill out additional online housing forms. Forms include your Residence Hall Contract, Emergency Medical Information, Meal Plan Selection, and information about filling out additional health forms. These forms will also be available through the online student portal.

Recovery House

Recovery House is an alternative housing option that is available for CIA students who want to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. Recovery House assists resident students in developing healthy life skills while remaining free of alcohol and other drugs. It is a two-unit apartment house for six residents and a graduate resident director located in the South Residential Village. Resident students develop an individualized plan for continued sobriety along with personal health objectives. Participants are encouraged to assist each other in creating a safe and supportive place to live. Recovery House is a cooperative effort of the Office of Housing, The Collegiate Behavioral Health Advisory Council, University Counseling Services, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center.

University Counseling Services (UCS)

The college years mark a time when students engage in self-exploration, creativity and change. At times these changes are intentional and understandable; at other times they are unpredictable and seemingly chaotic. Each year over 1200 Case and CIA students seek counseling to gain perspective and to lay the groundwork for personal change. UCS offers CIA students confidential help with their personal counseling and behavioral health needs, including individual, couples and group counseling, psychiatric medication management, stress management and recovery support for students living ‘clean and sober’. Our offices are staffed with psychologists, social workers and consulting psychiatrists and most services are provided without cost (some of our specialty services such as neuropsychological assessment require a fee. For more information or to make an appointment: 216.368.5872

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Pre-College Program

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CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.

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