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Jul 22, 2014

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Jul 22, 2014

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Jul 05, 2014

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Plan your weekend early: This Sunday, July 27, from 2-4pm, CIA’s Printmaking Department will host internationally exhibited printmaker Katsunori Hamanishi for a demonstration of his mezzotint technique in our new printmaking studios in the Joseph McCullough Building. Free and open to the public!

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Jul 11, 2014

Hispanic teen mentored by 2012 grad has hopeful future at CIA

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Jul 27, 2014

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Jul 22, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Aug 28, 2014

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BFA Thesis Continuation

Course No. GEN490  Credits: 0.0

Option for students who have completed all course requirements but who require an additional semester to complete their BFA thesis exhibition. Permission of the major department chair required. $500 studio access fee charged.

BFA Thesis Research

Course No. BMA405  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Thomas Nowacki

This course is designed to act as a summative experience for the student. The final BFA Thesis Project will be defined by the student and work with a level of professional collaboration. The requirements for the BFA Thesis will be to solve and effectively visually communicate a medical or scientific problem. Integration of outside resources, research effective collaborator/expert communication, professional practices, presentation (oral and written) and documentation of the process of the specific yearlong project will be expected to determine successful BFA candidacy. The choice of media and concept will be evaluated on its appropriateness for communicating the message and solving the Thesis problem. The project visualization will be student driven; content needs will be determined by the student and the research/collaboration. The emphasis in this course will be on the conceptual development of the content accuracy/relevance and its realization through the design process. The process will fully address research, expert collaboration, target audience, time spent, visual communication problem and successful execution of completed production. The goal will be effective visual communication with a strong, aesthetic, fully considered project, which integrates several layers of media. The final work will have the following: ÊA two sentence (maximum) Thesis Statement, a designed/written proposal, research paper, business oriented documentation, a digital presentation to explain the work, artist statement/project scope statement, and the final project depicting the solution for the BFA Exhibition. Offered fall.

Biomedical Art Graphics

Course No. BMA203/303  Credits: 3.0

This course serves as an introduction to biomedical graphic instructional design and production. The course will utilize Adobe Illustrator to create vector based instructional illustrations and design elements (text, and image) within a context for specific audiences. Emphasis will be on illustration combined with design principles, typography, and composition resulting in pre-press and print ready media. The use of Adobe In-Design to create layout for instructional and sequential page graphics will be utilized in the process of production.

Biomedical Art: Advanced Media Concepts

Course No. BMA353  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Thomas Nowacki

This course serves as the first iteration of Advanced Problems in Biomedical Art, and builds on observational and other skills acquired from preceding Biomedical Methods courses. The course focuses on digital illustration and drawing techniques which help to explore editorial, narrative and educational communication problems. The course is also used for non-majors to develop strong skills in digital illustration / drawing techniques (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) The scope of the course entails developing skills and knowledge necessary for effective visual communication of biomedical concepts and subject matter such as human anatomy, veterinary/zoology subjects, body systems and natural science subject matter. The focus will be on developing advanced visual storytelling skills. Students will learn to take complex information presented by specific biomedical art subject matter and selectively simplify it to solve visual communication problems effectively. Students will work exclusively in digital media will to develop practical competence in the rendering methodologies and learn the conventions of modern production. When appropriate, project-based learning and client relationships will be incorporated into the course for specific assignments and exercises. Students outside the Biomedical Art major will not be required to produce illustrations based on biomedical content, but instead will focus on developing visually illustrated narrative projects, of equal complexity, pertinent to their own areas of interest. Offered fall.

Biomedical Art: BFA Thesis

Course No. BMA406  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Thomas Nowacki

This course is designed to act as a summative experience for the student. The final BFA Thesis Project will be a collaborative-project based learning system with requirements to solve and effectively communicate a medical or scientific problem. Integration of outside resources, effective client communication, professional practices, presentation and documentation of the process will be expected. The spring section of the course will serve as the means to complete the production and exhibition portion of the BFA project. The expectation will be a fully realized and completed BFA Project with the necessary supporting documentation, research paper, artist statement, project statement and any specific media (print or digital) that is needed for exhibition and installation. The choice of media will be evaluated on its appropriateness for communicating the message and solving the problem. The project visualization will be student driven; content needs will be determined by the student and the research. The emphasis in this course will be on the conceptual development and its realization through a design process which fully addresses the restraints of client collaboration, audience, time and budgetary considerations. Offered spring.

Biomedical Art: Forensic Imaging + Modeling

Course No. BMA356/456  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz

This course is an introduction to Forensic Modeling and Reconstruction methods and concepts; which brings materials developed in the medical and forensic industry to the sculpture lab. Materials such as clay, plaster, alginate used in body casting, silicone molding materials, polyurethanes, and clear casting materials will be used in projects that reconstruct facial, and human body elements from skull and environmental clues. The course will utilize the Cleveland Museum of Natural History specimens, and possible visits to local Forensic Agencies for additional hands on applications. Experimentation and integration of sculpture methods to produce body and facial reconstructions will be explored. The course is open to all majors and non-majors as an elective; No previous experience necessary.

Biomedical Art: Interactive Narratives

Course No. BMA359  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Thomas Nowacki

This course serves as an introductory platform to investigate and discover object, environment, human and natural science 2D/web-based animation, in addition to basic interface design, to create a narrative with goals to communicate a message and/or educate and instruct the viewer. The student will use the concept of narrative to tell animated short stories of the body, environment and/or natural science through the medium of Adobe Flash (using AS 3.0) in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Within the course, strong conceptual skills are emphasized and developed through professional production techniques, workflow and time-based linear media. The principles of 2D animation and web-based interface design will be used as the foundation for understanding how to communicate a message. Learning the ideas of simplistic object, environment and body motion accuracy/timing will be taught in 2D and students will be expected to create simple to complex animations (based on level and individual progress.) This course is designed to benefit all majors AND non-majors with required prerequisites. Offered fall.

Biomedical Art: Internship

Course No. BMA499  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed as a 3 credit professional internship in the area of biomedical art; and in association with an industry specific job (client, company or institution.) Any major seeking to register for the Biomedical Art Internship must seek PRIOR APPROVAL by the Head of the Biomedical Art Department. The internship will be graded in accordance with the CIA grading standards, and professional review with the company and/or client providing the opportunity.

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