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Story: Mar 03, 2015

Ceramics designers learned skills, gained confidence at CIA

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Story: Feb 18, 2015

CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space

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Events: Feb 24, 2015

CIA Financial Aid Nights

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Events: Mar 06, 2015 @ 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, Ohio

Photography + Video Exhibition Closing Reception

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Community Projects

Course No. ILL 390-490  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Larry O'Neal

Students will illustrate and provide art and production services for individual clients as well as for organizations in a professional studio setting. The course emphasizes the student's development of problem-solving, meeting client demands, communication skills, organization and effective time management, proper preparation of artwork for reproduction, teamwork and collaboration - all specific to the marketplace as an introduction to real-life challenges. Offered fall and spring.

Community Projects: Illustration + Product

Course No. ILL 389  Credits: 3.0

Students will illustrate and provide art and production services for individual clients as well as for organizations in a professional studio setting. The course emphasizes the student’s development of problem-solving, meeting client demands, communication skills, organization and effective time management, proper preparation of artwork for reproduction, teamwork and collaboration—all specific to the marketplace as an introduction to real-life challenges. Offered fall and spring.

Concept Development I

Course No. ANIM 201  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Scalmato | James Mravec | Lincoln Adams

A core requirement to learn digital painting in motion, scene design, character development, technical direction, and related animation production pipeline standards for developing animated stories, shorts, films, and animated cinematography. This course examines the media pro-education requirements for animation students in applied professional studios. This course serves to develop the animator's core mechanics and vocabulary in the broad areas of animation integrated workflow (story conception, storyboarding, animatics, motion studies, character flow and design, scene, set, and props (look artists), technical direction, and summary of post-production flow) to meet industry expectations and professional output. Offered spring.



Conceptual Art: History, Theory, and Contemporary Practices

Course No. ACD 483X  Credits: 3.0

This theme-based art history course is designed to give students an in-depth, semester-long investigation into the art movements and ideas that informed Conceptual ArtÕs development in the 1960s and 1970s as well as its impact on contemporary art making in the decades that followed. This course will cover, but not be limited to, the so-called heyday of Conceptual Art in the 1960s and 1970s, a focus on which would otherwise reinforce the traditional modernist art historical framework that defined styles in part by limiting them to a specific time period. Significant time in the class will be devoted to investigating examples of conceptually-informed art created in the 1980s, 1990s and the early 21st century, underscoring the impact of Conceptual ArtÕs legacy for art, craft and design today. The course will investigate the philosophies that informed conceptual art that allowed artists to problematize the conditions and encounters with art; the conventions of its visuality, and the circumstances of its production. Visual Culture Emphasis course.

Contemp Color Photograph: Digital & Film

Course No. FVPA325.1  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed to investigate the contemporary applications of color in photography while developing a working knowledge of color theory in relationship to photographic practice. The course includes a wide range of color-based practices and techniques as well an exploration of subtractive and additive color as they pertain to digital and chemical photographic processes. Studio lighting and the interaction between light, pigmentation, and photographic materials, will also be covered. This course will be of special interest to illustration, drawing and painting students. Note: This is a required course for Photography Majors. 3 credits.

Contemp Color Photograph: Digital & Film

Course No. FVPA425.1  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed to investigate the contemporary applications of color in photography while developing a working knowledge of color theory in relationship to photographic practice. The course includes a wide range of color-based practices and techniques as well an exploration of subtractive and additive color as they pertain to digital and chemical photographic processes. Studio lighting and the interaction between light, pigmentation, and photographic materials, will also be covered. This course will be of special interest to illustration, drawing and painting students. Note: This is a required course for Photography Majors. 3 credits.

Contemporary African + African American Literature

Course No. LLC 359  Credits: 3.0

Today a good deal of Third-World literature in particular expressed in many vital respects postmodern historical awareness of the parmountcy of the power relations hidden behind political, economic and social institutions and structures both nationally and internationally. With particular emphasis on political economy, this course will examine how this literature re-contextualizes such critical sociological questions as: What's traditionalism? What's modernization? The African-American texts highlight African-American socio-economic challenges today, dating back to Emancipation/Reconstruction, alongside their efforts at socio-cultural self-definitions. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.

Contemporary Art: Andy Warhol

Course No. ACD464.1  Credits: 3.0

Andy Warhol was the most influential high artist of the second half of the twentieth century. After a successful career as a decorator, he became on of the founders of pop art. He became the only pop artist who, achieving general fame, became a culture hero. Apart from painting, Warhol also made films, directed the Velvet Underground, and important innovative music group, and was involved with creative writing. And so, not surprisingly, his achievement has been hard to bring into focus. Traditional art historians have described his stylistic development, interpreting his paintings. But many other approaches to his are art possible. Arthur Danto has described the philosophical significance of Warhol's achievement; cultural historians have discussed his role as a gay artist; and attention has been drawn to the importance of his lifelong interests in religion. Warhol has become a significant subject for scholarship in part because his body of art poses significant interpretative challenges. We will do a close reading of some biographies, and also look at some of Warhol's own writings. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.

Cores + Connections

Our connections are your connections.

While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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