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Cores + Connections

What sets the Cleveland Institute of Art apart from other colleges of art and design?
In a nutshell, our Cores + Connections make all the difference.

The word "core" comes from the Latin "cor" for “heart.” At the heart of CIA, core values of faculty mentorship, studio and academic rigor, and state-of-the-art curriculum, all power extensive connections for student engagement in field-based experiential learning, real-world professional projects, and social practices in art and design. This building of better futures begins with your very first semester in Foundation studies and continues throughout your education here, through courses, extracurricular activities, and/or internships. All made possible by over 200 external partnerships, at last count!

Cleveland Institute of Art: SIE 2016

Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Haishan Deng

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Elmi Ventura Mata: Coming home to art

May 24, 2016

Elmi Ventura Mata: Coming home to art

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Student Profile: Elliott Marti

December 19, 2016

Student Profile: Elliott Marti

Jewelry + Metals grad makes sensitivity sensational more

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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.