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College Catalog

The Cleveland Institute of Art's college catalog is your guide to the information that you need to know about the courses that are offered in each of our 15 majors, along with Foundation and Liberal Arts courses. In addition, there is information on admissions, financial aid, and registration procedures that can be accessed through the links below.

Learn more about the required classes for each major through our Degree Requirements.  


College Catalog (PDF)
Academic Calendar
Financial Aid
Academic Policies, Procedures, and Services
Support Services
Student Life
Faculty Listing
Administration and Board of Directors

Scheduling Classes

Before scheduling your classes, take a look at our Registration Policies. If you have any questions about registration, contact CIA’s registrar


The Cleveland Institute of Art is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the state of Ohio. CIA is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of America’s specialized art and design colleges.

Office of Academic Services

Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts, Room 120
11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Office Hours
8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Anne Gates
EdD, Director of Academic Services
216.421.7463 or email

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2015 Fall Exhibitions

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