Last updated on March 12, 2014
Cleveland Institute of Art offices will close at 4pm and buildings close at 6pm on Wednesday, March 12. All evening classes are canceled. Check this site Thursday morning for updates.
Mar 12, 2014
CIA co-sponsors feminism exhibition, talk, symposium
Feb 14, 2014
2014 Student Independent Exhibition
Mar 04, 2014
Ten CIA grads talk about automotive design careers in three new videos
Mar 28, 2014
Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show
about an hour ago via Facebook
Due to inclement weather, CIA offices will close at 4pm and buildings close at 6pm on March 12. All evening classes are canceled.
Feb 28, 2014
Progressive acquires artwork by CIA instructor Dan Tranberg
Mar 28, 2014
The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi
Feb 19, 2014
Photography major captures images on hand-blown glass
Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
2014 Spring Design Show
Mar 11, 2014
3/13-17: Ikiru, To the Wonder, Escape from Tomorrow & more!
Our Industrial Design program at the Cleveland Institute of Art consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. In fact, we are known for producing graduates who work at the top of their field, solving real-world problems and becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Our rigorous curriculum centers on research, conceptualization, and refinement. This approach provides you with a strong understanding of the innovation process, users, market forces, manufacturing, sustainability, and business practices. As an Industrial Design student, you will develop skills in visual communication, form development, and presentation as well as strengthen your knowledge of manufacturing, ergonomics, and marketing. You also will study drawing, modeling, and computer-aided design, which are critical to developing and communicating ideas.
Collaboration is an integral part of our program, and our faculty use solution-driven methods to teach students in a supportive, energetic classroom environment. As an Industrial Design major, you will explore broad design concepts and problems, and learn how to critically evaluate and refine solutions. You will work with students from other CIA programs, colleges, and businesses as well as several international companies to expose you to real-world challenges. Each spring, you also will participate in CIA’s annual Spring Design Show. This exhibition of student work will allow you to refine your skills, gain firsthand exposure to industry practices, and network with professional designers.
Our goal is to balance your growth in fundamental knowledge and skills with your individual areas of interest to prepare you for a career. As an Industrial Designer, you will design consumer products, such as, cars, toys, furniture, footwear, and more. In addition, you will design a product's user experience, interface, appearance, and also determine the manufacturing methods. You could even invent solutions to fulfill society’s unmet needs and reinvent existing products.
Renaissance Man: Jason Tilk
1997 grad lives a very creative life, balancing stellar design career... more
Scott Colosimo '04, the CIA Industrial Design grad who's established his own motorcycle company, Cleveland CycleWerks, has taken the first step toward moving production of his bikes to Cleveland.
Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design
Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy an...more
While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.