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Academics . Majors 

Majors + Programs of Study

Cleveland Institute of Art offers 15 majors in art, design, craft, and integrated media. You enter your major as a sophomore and spend three intense years building skills and mastering techniques. CIA faculty will encourage you to develop a wider perspective by experimenting with media outside your major through interdisciplinary study.

Animation Biomedical Art Ceramics Drawing
Game Design Glass Graphic Design Illustration
Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metals Painting
Photography + Video Printmaking Sculpture + Expanded Media  

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CIA student Montante wins big in housewares competition

March 06, 2017

CIA student Montante wins big in housewares competition

CIA Industrial Design senior Dominic Montante set a record this year by becoming the first student to win first, second and third place honors in the International Housewares Association's annual Student Design Competition. more

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Pre-College Program

Focus on your art at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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