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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA produced its first three medical illustration (later to become biomedical art) grads in May 1977, shown here, left to right: Diane Kastelic, Mark Sabo, and Jan Rapp. #throwbackthursday #tbt #ciatbt

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details Dinner by Design  Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Game Design Courses

Design in Management II: Concep, Meth, Prod

Course No. DES355.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan
Prerequisite(s) Design in Management: Concepts, Meth, Prod

Continuation of first semester. This is a field-based studio course emphasizing design process and a variety of design projects, including a major yearlong design project that will result in a significant portfolio work. The purpose of this course is to explore the practical relationship between design and entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to learn how products and services are developed within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and how design can become part of the management of organizations. We will look at issues of product strategy, the connection between products and services, and how to communicate design ideas to a management audience - those who make decisions that affect the fate of design ideas. Students will work in teams and will be challenged to fully develop new meaningful, useful and desirable products. The work process will be similar to the work practices that you will find in design firms, industry and business. This course offers a rare senior project experience, and is team-taught by faculty from the CIA and the Weatherhead School of Management.

CIA's Animation and Game Design programs listed 5th best in the Midwest

CIA's Animation and Game Design programs listed 5th best in the Midwest

Animation Career Review names CIA's Animation and Game Design programs as fifth best in the Midwest, noting our vast classroom/studio space.

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Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Assistant Professor/Co-Chair of Sculpture

Sarah Paul is chair of the TIME-Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.more

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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