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Story: Nov 24, 2014

Artist-in-residence Chi-Yu Liao appreciates CIA reception

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...

View details The Art of Designing Everything

Events: Dec 01, 2014

The Art of Designing Everything

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Social: about 16 hours ago via Facebook

Holiday shoppers: skip the lines today and hold out for CIA’s annual student holiday sale, Dec. 5-7. Here, you can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts, including ceram...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Dec 05, 2014

Student Holiday Craft Sale

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Academics 

Academics

At CIA, we’ve made an academic commitment to helping students build better futures by engaging them in community-based learning, real-world projects, and social practices. We call this commitment Cores + Connections, and it informs our curriculum across all 15 majors. At the core of CIA are academic and studio rigor and an energetic culture of world-class faculty mentorship. Add to that more than 200 connections to external partners and you have a set of collaborative, innovative, and imaginative educational opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.

Programs of Study

Majors

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

 

Build important foundation skills and the essential understanding of literature, history, and social sciences.

Liberal Arts
Foundation Year

 

Build real-world experience through professional practices + faculty partnerships

CIA’s Professional Practices

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Working on Your Portfolio?

CIA's Portfolio Tips video demonstrates how to photograph your work.

Cores + Connections

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.