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Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, residencies, travel, and press

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May 19, 2014

2014 Student Summer Show

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Jul 22, 2014

CIA grad's iconic monument to be rededicated

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Jul 05, 2014

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

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Assistant Professor Barry Underwood had a busy, productive sabbatical last year. He traveled to half a dozen national parks around the western U.S. to scout locations and take photographs for a new project; completed two artist residencies in New England; took part in nine exhibitions; was featured in more than a dozen magazine and website articles; and rounded out the year with four of his prints selected for Akron Art Museumís permanent photography collection. Read more in the article below.

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Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Jul 29, 2014

7/31-8/2: Looney Tunes finale, The Double, Brasslands & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Printmaking: The Artist's Book Now: Artist Book As Image

Course No. PRI431.1  Credits: 3.0

This studio course focuses on boundaries of book form, emphasis on image and concept, and selection of appropriate form [output] to content. Students will be encouraged to view the book as a conceptual space. Deeper development of sequencing and narrative in traditional and nontraditional formats. Forms covered on individual project basis as dictated by idea/concept for appropriate output/manifestation. Considerations include sculptural, installation, digital output, etc. Examples and contemporary developments regarding the evolution of the artist book are examined through texts, through the use of our library's artist book collection, in discussion, and during critiques. Notes: This course is open to all, and fulfills an introductory, intermediate and advanced level elective course. 3 credits.

Production Seminar

Course No. GDS360  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski

This required course begins with one simple question: What do you want to make? The rest of the course is devoted to learning how to "make things" in the vast array of facilities open to today's designers. The process of making things is approached from a practical side (understanding materials and digital tools) and a theoretical side (social responsibility and sustainability). Students learn to form successful teams to define and produce projects. Prerequisite: Design for Communication and Typography or Permission of the Instructor. Offered fall.

Professional Practices

Course No. GEN398  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Adrian Slattery | Barry Underwood | Daniel Cuffaro | Maggie Denk-Leigh

This course provides the student an overview of the environment surrounding the business of art and design, and the practice of the individual. A core lecture series covers self-promotion, networking, ethics, intellectual property, contracts, professional development, and guidance by practicing professionals. Students must select one of the breakout sections. Industry section supports student preparation to become an integral part of a commercial organization by providing an understanding of corporate methods and practices. Entrepreneur section transports the student through the key decisions required to establish a successful art/design business. Studio to Gallery section focuses on the complexities of a professional artistÕs studio practice by examining interactions with gallery directors, museum curators, preparators, conservators, and marketing professionals. This course is a required for all academic majors and encouraged for students in their Junior year of study. Offered fall and spring.

Professional Standards in Illustration

Course No. ILL370  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Larry O'Neal

Introduction for junior students in dealing with professional standards set by the Illustration market place. Concentration on the preparation of art work to meet the demands required for successful application for client needs. Students will gain an appreciation for deadlines, client expectations and business practices in collaboration of real-world scenarios. Offered fall and spring.

Propaganda: Media, Dissemination, Technique

Course No. PRI240/340/440  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Maggie Denk-Leigh

From punk bands to political rallies, different techniques have been used to create attention- grabbing graphics. Through a variety of projects in this course, students will explore a range of techniques including approaches to screen-printing from simple stencil making methods; direct drawing on the screens; to a variety of ways to use photo emulsion, including the integration of digital imaging software. The emphasis of this class is the development of rich personal imagery and the relationship of form working with content to effectively communicate ideas. This course is for students from all levels and majors. Notes: Open Elective. Encouraged for Third/Fourth year students as an Elective Studio. Required for Fourth Year Print Majors.

Ptg & The Photograph: From Delacroix to Richter

Course No. PTG231.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

Painters going back as far as Renaissance have used devices such as the camera obscura to produce two-dimensional depictions of the three dimensional world. With the invention of photography in 1839, artists were liberated from the demands of reproducing naturalistic appearances. This course explores the relationship between the photographic and painting; the effect that the birth of photography has had on the history, and the current state of painting. A primary question to be considered is what are the strategies of Painting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction? How has photography and mechanical reproduction influenced Painting? We will look at artists as varied as Delacroix, Courbet, Warhol, Rosenquist, Tuymans, Richter, Struth, Gursky, among others. Readings will include readings from authors such as Sontag, Benjamin, and Barthes. This course is open to all non-Painting major students as an elective. Required for Junior Painting Majors.

Ptg & The Photograph: From Delacroix to Richter

Course No. PTG331.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

Painters going back as far as Renaissance have used devices such as the camera obscura to produce two-dimensional depictions of the three dimensional world. With the invention of photography in 1839, artists were liberated from the demands of reproducing naturalistic appearances. This course explores the relationship between the photographic and painting; the effect that the birth of photography has had on the history, and the current state of painting. A primary question to be considered is what are the strategies of Painting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction? How has photography and mechanical reproduction influenced Painting? We will look at artists as varied as Delacroix, Courbet, Warhol, Rosenquist, Tuymans, Richter, Struth, Gursky, among others. Readings will include readings from authors such as Sontag, Benjamin, and Barthes. This course is open to all non-Painting major students.

Ptg & The Photograph: From Delacroix to Richter

Course No. PTG431.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present

Painters going back as far as Renaissance have used devices such as the camera obscura to produce two-dimensional depictions of the three dimensional world. With the invention of photography in 1839, artists were liberated from the demands of reproducing naturalistic appearances. This course explores the relationship between the photographic and painting; the effect that the birth of photography has had on the history, and the current state of painting. A primary question to be considered is what are the strategies of Painting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction? How has photography and mechanical reproduction influenced Painting? We will look at artists as varied as Delacroix, Courbet, Warhol, Rosenquist, Tuymans, Richter, Struth, Gursky, among others. Readings will include readings from authors such as Sontag, Benjamin, and Barthes. This course is open to all non-Painting major students as an elective.

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