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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!

Jimmy + Tony's Onishi Residency: Part II

July 25, 2017

Jimmy + Tony's Onishi Residency: Part II

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Associate Professor of Literature, Liberal Arts

Joyce Kessler

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From traditional painting to 'Chicken Little'

October 06, 2016

From traditional painting to 'Chicken Little'

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Student internship: Marcella Verchio at CMNH

March 09, 2017

Student internship: Marcella Verchio at CMNH

Multiple internships feed Biomedical Art grad's professional development more

Foundation Faculty: Nicole Condon-Shih
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Support CIA

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

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2017 Student Summer Show

See the best student artwork in Reinberger Gallery through August 18.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.