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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

Academics . Courses

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Typography I

Course No. GDS203  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski

This is one of the two central classes in the first year of study in Communication Design (alongside Design for Communication I) In the first semester, students become familiar with the broader discipline of the field through the construction of abstract design concepts, layout, symbols, and sequential systems. Conceptual thinking and the integration of typography with imagery are explored throughout the course. In the 2nd semester, students investigate projects that follow the various sub-fields of the profession; projects include Identity, Web/Interactive, Information and Wayfinding. Students will be assigned multiple projects throughout the year. Each project begins with a lecture and demonstration of techniques. Each week, students practice presentation to the larger group in formal and informal critique and brainstorming sessions. Faculty will work one on one with students to answer questions and assist in the process. Reviews will be held at key points during each project. Offered fall.

Typography II

Course No. GDS204  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Eugene Pawlowski
Prerequisite(s) Typography I

Through the use of studied, well designed and competently executed design solutions, we will emphasize the effective and sensitive use of typeforms in complex and sustained communication projects. The attributes of rhythm, proportion, hierarchy, and progression will be investigated, emphasized, and practiced to produce excellent quality professional solutions.

Projects are carried out in varying degrees of execution including sketchbook roughs, presentation sketches, laser comprehensives, and finished art. Thoughtful experimentation with the software and imaging equipment is encouraged to extend and challenge the process. The course objectives will be pursued through assigned projects, explanations, demonstrations, and group critiques. Prerequisite: GDS203 Typography I or equivalent. Offered spring.

VAT: Internship

Course No. VAT299.1  Credits: 3.0

Vertebrate Biology

Course No. BMA223  Credits: 3.0

A survey of vertebrates from jawless fishes to mammals. Functional morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology as they relate to the groups' relationships with their environment. Evolution of organ systems. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. The laboratory will involve a study of the detailed anatomy of the shark and cat used as representative vertebrates. Students are expected to spend at least three hours of unscheduled laboratory each week. This course fulfills a laboratory requirement for the biology major. Recommended preparation: BIOL 214. You must choose a lab section, A (Tuesday) or B (Thursday). Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Video Basic Tools I

Course No. FVPA461.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mark Tekushan

Video Basic Tools is a required class for Photography and TIME-Digital Arts. It is also an open elective class for fine art credit in all majors and for second year foundation students. Using the tools of video, computer graphics, audio and other electronic media, this course focuses on the design elements and thought processes inherent in effective audio/visual communications. Hands-on approach features work in videography, lighting, audio production and mixing, and video editing, as well as support activities such as scripting, research, brainstorming and storyboarding. Emphasis is placed on creative thinking and problem solving, with both group and individual projects required. This course is intended to be an introduction to a very broad area, rather than an in-depth concentration in one subject. 3 credits. An external Firewire drive is required for this class. Required of FVPA and TIME-Digital Arts majors. Electives accepted, including sophomores

Video II

Course No. FVPA497  Credits: 0.0

Video II is an advanced studio elective, fulfilling the needs of students who have successfully completed Video I coursework. This class is geared for all disciplines and is designed for students who wish to further explore the use of audio-video media and motion graphics. This course will concentrate on editing techniques, compositing, and the narrative style of video.

Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar

Course No. PHV297  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kasumi | Mark Tekushan

This course is designed as an introduction, both to the craft of digital filmmaking and to the appreciation of film as a premiere medium of communication, entertainment, and art. Using the tools of digital cinema, computer graphics, audio and other electronic media, this course focuses on the design elements and thought processes inherent in effective audio/visual communications. Hands-on features work in digital cinematography, lighting, audio production and mixing, and non-linear editing, as well as support activities such as scripting, research, brainstorming and storyboarding. Emphasis is placed on creative thinking and problem solving, with both group and individual projects required. This course is intended to be an introduction to a very broad area, rather than an in-depth concentration in one subject. Required of Photography majors. Open Elective.

Video/Digital Cinema II: Sculpting in Time

Course No. PHV497  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kasumi
Prerequisite(s) Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar

This advanced studio course expands upon the knowledge of students who have successfully completed the Digital Cinema I and Studio Lighting coursework. A working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is requisite. This class is designed for further exploring the use of digital cinema as a cinematic tool, method of artistic expression and communication. Topics include continuity, discontinuity and montage style editing, colorgrading, compositing, special effects and composition within the frame. Emphasizing the relationship between image and sound, we will discuss the concept of sound as a material with basic structural properties that may be manipulated, layered and edited. Students will explore methods of composition using various sound materials in assigned projects.Required of Photo Majors in the Video track. Open Elective. Prerequisite: PHV 267 Video/Digital Cinema I or permission of the faculty.

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