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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!

Gallery Guy: 71st Student Independent Exhibition

Professor/Chair of Jewelry + Metals, Ceramics

Gretchen Goss

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Travel scholarships help artists see the world

August 12, 2016

Travel scholarships help artists see the world

Six CIA grads to study U.S., Europe and beyond more

Visiting artist: Yasuhisa Kohyama

April 28, 2016

Visiting artist: Yasuhisa Kohyama

Ceramics artist built career from centuries-old inspiration more

Cleveland Institute of Art: Visiting Artist - Nancy Yusko
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Support CIA

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

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Pre-College Program

Focus on your art at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.