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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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An Introduction to African Art

Course No. ACD358  Credits: 3.0
Faculty David Hart | Katherine Flach

This art history course provides an introduction to the visual art traditions of sub-Saharan Africa from ancient cultures to the present. Lectures and readings are drawn from art historical scholarship as well as from other disciplines (anthropology, archaeology, visual culture studies) that provide a sense of the social, political and religious contexts within which the art was created and used. The study of African art from a Western perspective presents questions that are covered in class: When and under what circumstances did “Africa” as a concept emerge? Did Africans consider their works “art” in the same sense that Westerners use that term? How did Western museums acquire African art and how does that inform the way we understand African works? In what ways did colonialism, the spread of Islam and Christianity, pan- Africanism and post-colonial movements affect artistic production? How do we understand modernism in an African context? Fulfills non-Western or cross-cultural art history requirement. Visual Culture Emphasis course.

Anatomy for the Artist

Course No. BMA250  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz | Thomas Nowacki

This course is a sophomore elective and is designed to strengthen the students understanding and use of figure anatomy within their work. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical art, the course will have two complementary components. These components reflect a multidisciplinary approach to muscular anatomy and figure drawing. Study in this area is designed to provide the student with a good grasp of muscular anatomy as it strongly relates to drawing the figure and its proportions. This course will provide the student the opportunity to interpret anatomy knowledge by working directly from the model and human cadaver from CWRU Anatomy Department This course is designed to provide the student with a solid basic understanding of muscular anatomy as it relates to surface anatomy, proportion and movement of the human figure. The course incorporates lectures on anatomy, figure proportion and drawing techniques linked to direct and accurate observation of the figure model and cadaver model. Offered spring.

Animal Behavior

Course No. BMA358  Credits: 3.0

Ultimately the success or failure (i.e., life or death) of any individual animal is determined by its behavior. The ability to locate and capture food, avoid being food, acquiring and defending territory, and successfully passing your genes to the next generation, are all dependent on complex interactions between an animal's design, environment and behavior. This course will be an integrative approach emphasizing experimental studies of animal behavior. You will be introduced to state-of-the-art approaches to the study of animal behavior, including neural and hormonal mechanisms, genetic and developmental mechanisms and ecological and evolutionary approaches. We will learn to critique examples of current scientific papers, and learn how to conduct observations and experiments with real animals. We will feature guest appearances by the Curator of Research from the Cleveland MetroPark Zoo, visits to working animal behavior research labs here at CWRU. Group discussions and writing will be emphasized. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Animation II

Course No. TIM210.1  Credits: 3.0

An advanced, project-based course whose goal it is to create finished Animation or Motion Graphics pieces. Emphasis will be on After Effects and/or Apple Motion. Priority enrollment to TIME and Communication Design majors. This course covers contemporary issues in Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design. In this class, students will visualize, develop, and realize various creative solutions for tasks in 2D and 2 1/2D animation projects. Concept development, visual storytelling, montage theory, typography, sound design, and principles and meanings of movement will be explored. The final project will be a broadcast-ready or festival piece. If you're not sure what sort of work is created in the realm of motion graphics, please check out: http://motionographer.com/ Required materials: A 7200 rpm hard drive, a set of headphones and a notebook. 3 credits.

Animation II

Course No. TIM310.1  Credits: 3.0

An advanced, project-based course whose goal it is to create finished Animation or Motion Graphics pieces. Emphasis will be on After Effects and/or Apple Motion. Priority enrollment to TIME and Communication Design majors. This course covers contemporary issues in Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design. In this class, students will visualize, develop, and realize various creative solutions for tasks in 2D and 2 1/2D animation projects. Concept development, visual storytelling, montage theory, typography, sound design, and principles and meanings of movement will be explored. The final project will be a broadcast-ready or festival piece. If you're not sure what sort of work is created in the realm of motion graphics, please check out: http://motionographer.com/ Required materials: A 7200 rpm hard drive, a set of headphones and a notebook. 3 credits.

Animation II

Course No. TIM410.1  Credits: 3.0

An advanced, project-based course whose goal it is to create finished Animation or Motion Graphics pieces. Emphasis will be on After Effects and/or Apple Motion. Priority enrollment to TIME and Communication Design majors. This course covers contemporary issues in Motion Graphics and Broadcast Design. In this class, students will visualize, develop, and realize various creative solutions for tasks in 2D and 2 1/2D animation projects. Concept development, visual storytelling, montage theory, typography, sound design, and principles and meanings of movement will be explored. The final project will be a broadcast-ready or festival piece. If you're not sure what sort of work is created in the realm of motion graphics, please check out: http://motionographer.com/ Required materials: A 7200 rpm hard drive, a set of headphones and a notebook. 3 credits.

Animation: Internship

Course No. ANIM299/399/499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for an internship developed by a student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

Anthropology

Course No. SNS378  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Diane Lichtenstein | Elizabeth Hoag

The course is an introduction to the nature of culture and a comparison of contemporary western and non-western cultures worldwide. Readings, films, slides and class discussion help review cultural similarities and differences in subsistence technology, language, social organization, politics, religion and art. An analysis that views culture as humankind's most important adaptive tool, a strategy for survival, also suggests anthropology's relevance for appreciating modern world social, economic and ecological problems. The course addresses contemporary issues of human choices and culture change.

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Pre-College Program

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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