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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

Technical Specialist, Foundation

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Student Profile: Elliott Marti

December 19, 2016

Student Profile: Elliott Marti

Jewelry + Metals grad makes sensitivity sensational more

Making work from Mother Nature's bounty

November 15, 2016

Making work from Mother Nature's bounty

Bees, birds and bark beckon Kautenburger's eye more

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Support CIA

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

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2017 Commencement

Commencement will begin at noon on Saturday, May 20, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.