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Academics . Cores + Connections 

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!

Setting the stage for 'eureka!'

March 06, 2017

Setting the stage for 'eureka!'

Cuffaro follows his love of invention into design, teaching more

Why CIA 2017
University Hospitals project gives ID major a chance to shine

November 30, 2017

University Hospitals project gives ID major a chance to shine

At his summer internship, Industrial Design major Jack McCarley blended his love for fine art and design. more

CIA: Engaged Practice - Care Bears Web Series
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Support CIA

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

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

This annual exhibition opens in Reinberger Gallery on Jan. 16, 2018.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.