May 16, 2013
Scholarships Fund CIA Grads' Travel Dreams
May 03, 2013 @ Arts Collinwood in Cleveland, OH
Biomedical Art Exhibition
May 16, 2013
Plain Dealer Reports on the Groundbreaking of the New Gund Building
May 20, 2013
2013 Student Summer Show
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Congratulations to the Class of 2013!CIA Commencement 2013Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
May 09, 2013
Four High School Students Awarded in CIA's National 2D3D Art + Design Contest
May 31, 2013
Cinematheque to Present Two Parallel Comedy Film Series
May 02, 2013
Performance Art at MOCA Cleveland
Academics . Courses
Applied Portfolio & Professional Strategies
Course No. BMA404.1
The Applied Portfolio and Professional Strategies course will help the student develop applied portfolios in offline and online media, demo reels, and print-related materials relating to professional packages (resumes, cover letters, business cards, etc.) Students will learn real-world business approaches for art and culturally-based professionals within community networks. The understanding of contracts, copyright, budgeting and marketing and presentation concepts as applied to commercial-based work and freelance opportunities will be explored. The course is designed to help the student navigate the professional areas of art and integrated media, while gaining critical insight into art practice and leadership in the business environment. 3 credits.expand collapse
Architectural Drawing & Documentation
Course No. INT231B.1 Credits: 3
Faculty George Gatta
This course is an introduction to hand drafting and documentation including drawing, lettering and historic referencing as well as ADA topics, historic vernacular, and space planning. Field trips may be included. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall. 3 credits.expand collapse
Architecture & Communication Skills
Course No. INT385.2 Credits: 3
Faculty Garrett Thompson
Advanced level drawing and rendering, focusing on traditional and digital media. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. No pre-requisites for elective students.expand collapse
Art & Design History I: Ancient - 18th C.
Intended to introduce students to art history through the study of major art concepts, theories, and historical events from the ancient Greek and Roman periods to Europe of the Enlightenment. The approach is both chronological and thematic. Offered fall.
Art His, Theory, Crit Emphasis Sr Res Paper
Course No. ACD415.1 Credits: 3
Research paper required of seniors pursuing the Visual Culture Emphasis. Not open as an elective. Offered spring. Pass/fail. 3 credits.expand collapse
Art of China
Course No. ACD365.1 Credits: 3
Faculty Diana Y. Chou
The primary goal of this course is to explore the art and culture of China (including mainland China and Taiwan). Political, religious, social, and visual aspects of the art will be stressed in class. In order to understand Chinese art and civilization, we will look at art objects from terra-cotta pottery of the Neolithic period, bronze vessels, Buddhist murals and sculptures of the Tang era, literati paintings and imperial tastes of medieval China up to contemporary art. Subjects such as women artists and performing arts will be also discussed in this course. As the semester progresses, some additional readings may be assigned. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.expand collapse
Art of East Asia
Course No. ACD373X.1
Faculty Diana Y. Chou
This lecture/discussion-style course is to explore the art and visual culture of East Asia, focusing on Japan and China. Political, religious, social, and visual aspects of the art will be stressed in class. In order to understand art and civilization of these two countries, we will look at art objects from ancient archeological objects, medieval architecture to modern and contemporary art. Subjects such as women artists, performing arts and animation will be also discussed in this course. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.expand collapse
Art of Mesoamerica
Course No. ACD353.1 Credits: 3
In this course we explore the fascinating and advanced civilizations that were in existence in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize before Western Europe began its voyages of discovery. We study the different cultures from the Olmec to the Aztec with special emphasis on the very sophisticated Maya civilization. Their complex hieroglyphic language has yielded in recent years to decipherment and Maya history has been recreated. We look at their art, architecture and crafts as well as their unique calendars and cosmology. We watch the indigenous American civilization come into being, develop and mature, only to be devastated by the Spanish Conquest. The class involves lectures and discussion. We have a mid-term, a special project or major paper, and a prepared final. The Institute's library is particularly rich in this field and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History also has an interesting collection. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.expand collapse
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