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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!

CIA Career Center

Professor, Illustration

John Chuldenko

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The halfway point: we are artists

June 17, 2015

The halfway point: we are artists

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CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art

September 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art

Wilson Fellow, visiting artists, exhibitions, conference, and new courses reimagine the roles of artists in society more

Cleveland Institute of Art: Unruly Engagements
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Support CIA

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

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.