May 16, 2013
Scholarships Fund CIA Grads' Travel Dreams
May 03, 2013 @ Arts Collinwood in Cleveland, OH
Biomedical Art Exhibition
May 16, 2013
Plain Dealer Reports on the Groundbreaking of the New Gund Building
May 20, 2013
2013 Student Summer Show
about 12 hours ago via Facebook
Stop by our tent today at the Cleveland Asian Festival from 11am-7pm!Cleveland Asian Festivalclevelandasianfestival.orgMay 18th & 19th, 2013 (11am to 7pm) on Payne Ave. between E. 30th St & E. 27th St, FREE Admission, FREE Parking, No Pets.
May 09, 2013
Four High School Students Awarded in CIA's National 2D3D Art + Design Contest
May 31, 2013
Cinematheque to Present Two Parallel Comedy Film Series
May 02, 2013
Performance Art at MOCA Cleveland
As a first-time freshman or transfer student, you get all your new student business out of the way at StART. When you come to Fall Orientation in August, you'll be ready to learn about living and learning at Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA).
Student Advising, Registration, and Testing (StART) is CIA's mandatory, overnight summer program for all incoming first-year students. Additionally, we host StART for transfer students, which is an abbreviated summer orientation program designed specifically for students transferring credits from other institutions of higher education and for any first-year student who is 22 years of age or older.
At StART you will:
View this past year’s agenda for StART.
As part of StART, the Office of Learning Support Services provides a workshop specifically for students with documented learning disabilities (e.g., ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia). The program is offered for free and takes place right before the StART program begins in the evening. Learn more about Learning Disability Orientation.
It's your chance to visit campus, compose your first-year writing inventory, and meet with representatives from the offices of financial aid, student accounts, student life and housing, academic services, and career services.
In addition to meeting with members of the CIA community, you will be able to speak with representatives from local banks, Apple Computers, Student Health and Counseling Services, and local art supply stores.
But your time here in the summer shouldn't be only business, so all first-time college students (regardless of residential/commuter status in the fall) stay overnight in Taplin Residence Hall and socialize with other students in your class. This gives you a REAL feel for what it’s like to be a student at CIA.
Once you have sent your tuition deposit to CIA, you will receive information about StART in the Student Welcome Packet via mail. The packet will include information about registering for StART. The deadline to register is June 14, 2013.
Hurry and sign up now for the program dates you prefer to attend, because spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you cannot attend one of the scheduled dates in July, please contact the Office of Student Life and Housing immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.421.7429.
For Traditional Students
June 23-24, 2013
June 30-July 1, 2013
For Transfer and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, August 2, 2013
Learning Support Services Office offers a one-day summer orientation program to incoming students with documented learning disabilities. The program is offered in conjunction with the StART program. During our LD Orientation, you and your parents meet the Learning Support Services staff and are provided with an overview of accommodations, training on various assistive technologies, and time management and study skills workshops specific to the unique demands of the CIA student experience.
All first-time freshmen, regardless of housing status in the fall, stay overnight in Taplin Residence Hall Sunday night of StART. CIA will provide sheets and a pillow. You should bring your toiletries (e.g., soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste), a change of clothes, and other things you might need overnight. Remember, you're not moving in just yet. Here are some additional suggestions for what to bring.
We encourage parents and guardians to attend this program! Each student may bring up to three guests to StART. We want to make sure we answer all of your questions as well as your parents' questions before school starts in the fall.
All guests must secure their own lodging for the night. While they cannot stay in the residence hall with you, you will have plenty of time to catch up with them on Monday morning at breakfast. The Intercontinental Hotel has a group rate set up for CIA, and the Glidden House, which is right on campus, is offering special discounts for StART parents. For local hotel information, visit MetroTravelGuide.com or see a list of recommended hotels.
You and your guests will park in the CIA Gund Building parking lot located on the corner of Bellflower Road and East Boulevard. You may park overnight only if you are attending without guests. View directions and our campus map.
Associate Director of Student Life
216.421.7430 | Contact
- Submit your tuition deposit
- Submit your housing deposit and application
- Sign and return housing contract
- Request final transcripts to be sent
June 23 - 24, Traditional Students
Attend Summer StART
Learning Disability Orientation
June 30 - July 1, Traditional Students
Attend Summer StART
August 2, Transfer StART
Attend Summer StART
August 23 - 24
Wondering what materials you might need for the first day of class? Be prepared and read our recommended list of art supplies.
Cores + Connections
Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.
Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.
Deposit Today to Reserve Your Space this Fall
Freshmen are encouraged to deposit as soon as possible!