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Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. For 135 years, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators.

With approximately 550 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country. 

Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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View CIA's academic calendar, or download a PDF version here.

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Cores + Connections

Cores + Connections

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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2D3D Competition

Enter CIA’s national art and design competition for high school students by Feb. 3.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.