Student Life
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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

View details CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA


Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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

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Mar 28, 2014

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

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Design Show

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

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

Student Life . Our Campus . Facilities 


The facilities at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) provide you with space designed specifically for study, living, and exhibition—all add up to a creative, friendly environment for you to pursue your dream of attending a premier school of art and design. Visit our campus and see for yourself! 

Study Space

George Gund Building
About half of CIA's major studios are located in the George Gund Building as well as many academic and foundation classrooms. The building is also home to the excellent Jessica Gund Memorial Library, as well as the Reinberger Galleries, the largest private exhibit space in Cleveland, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, a premier alternative film theatre.

Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts (JMC)
Originally a Ford Model T assembly plant, JMC has large windows on all sides and a 40-foot-long skylight. The building’s high ceilings, wide corridors, and freight elevator allow students to work as large as they choose. The JMC will be the future site of our modernized and unified campus—a visually distinctive facility that will help anchor the revitalized Uptown neighborhood within University Circle.

Cleveland Institute of Art Library
The CIA Library is located on the third floor of the Gund Building, and it has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. It is a great place to study, read, research, receive help, relax, or just hang out. Public access computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available for use, and the library also houses a collection of artists’ books, the Institute’s archives, and extensive digital resources.

Living Space

Taplin Residence Hall
CIA’s recently remodeled residence hall is only two blocks from our studios located on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Single, double, and quad rooms are available, all furnished with beds, dressers, drafting tables, and chairs. Taplin also is equipped with quiet study areas, kitchenettes, a TV lounge, and game room. Learn more about housing at CIA.

Exhibition Space

Reinberger Galleries
CIA’s Reinberger Galleries annually host roughly 10 exhibitions of art and design. All exhibitions are free and open to the public, and many include lectures, films, or informal gallery talks. In addition to annual student, faculty, and scholastic exhibitions, recent shows have featured works by internationally known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. See the upcoming exhibition schedule.

Studio Space

As one of the only art and design schools to assign studio space in a student’s sophomore year, CIA ensures personal studio space until graduation.

What do CIA students love about their Studio Space?

See for yourself or  browse through our studio space gallery

Building Hours

Building Hours

Building hours in effect through May 18, 2014

Gund + McCullough Buildings
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am-2am
Sunday: 12:00pm (Noon)-2am

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Buildings Closed
Memorial Day
May 26, 2014

Campus Map

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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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Cores + Connections

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