In the fall of 2011, CIA launched its Digital Canvas Initiative, an ambitious integration of the iPad into the freshman art and design curriculum. With a commitment to teaching essential group- and project-based courses, CIA faculty added new opportunities for problem-based learning through collaboration.
From sketch battles, to real-time classroom research, iPads support what has been considered a primarily hands-on education by eliminating barriers to group work and serving as a portable source of creative apps, tools for research, organization, communication, and collaboration.
CIA’s Digital Canvas Initiative supports:
All CIA freshmen receive an iPad to keep upon graduation. iPads are fully integrated into CIA’s Foundation curriculum supporting group-based work and creative exploration essential to a robust first-year experience.