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Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, residencies, travel, and press

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May 19, 2014

2014 Student Summer Show

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Jul 22, 2014

CIA grad's iconic monument to be rededicated

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Jul 05, 2014

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

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about 20 hours ago via Facebook

Lakewood artist creates statue of former Cleveland Indians player Jim Thome. Read more: http://ow.ly/zNvCA

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Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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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 29, 2014

7/31-8/2: Looney Tunes finale, The Double, Brasslands & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Academics . Courses

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Performance Art

Course No. VAT280/380/480  Credits: 3.0

Performance art is and has been an open genre, a place to experiment with ideas, materials and time. For this course, the working definition of “performance art” is —
a piece which uses a live body, exists in time, and is non-linear. This class is an introduction to performance art designed for students who are shy and apprehensive about performing and students who are extroverted and at ease in front of groups. Workshops include: developing a language of movement, gesture, and stance; developing a range of low-tech sound, lighting and video; juxtaposing activity, image, sound and text; structuring or building a piece; and documentation. We will consider singular actions, interventions and other strategies for generating and developing ideas for performance work. Student work for this class has been diverse and has included costume-based work, work using endurance as a central tactic, collaborative work, public intervention, interactive and site-specific work. Skills in editing video and sound, installation, animation are useful, but not required.

Peru Before Pizarro

Course No. ACD356.1  Credits: 3.0

The great empire of the Inca was toppled by the Spanish conquistadors under Francisco Pizarro in 1532. The Inca name is familiar to us because they were the last great civilization of the Andean region, but they were preceded by a whole series of cultures that existed along the coastal deserts of Peru and in the valleys of the towering Andes Mountains. In this course we will study the way of life of these people and the artistic traditions that trace back over 3000 years, manifest today in surviving earthworks, architecture, sculpture, textiles, pottery and metallurgy. Previously undisturbed tombs have yielded new riches, but earlier finds have provided us with textiles that are over 2000 years old. Students in fiber, ceramics, and metals should find much of interest in this course. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.

Pho/VAT: Installation & The Constructed Object

Course No. VAT426.1  Credits: 3.0

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera, and document installations that exist outside of the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre's relationship to historical and contemporary theatre. Workshops include traditional camera formats, digital cameras, advanced studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale up these designs, and document their design. This course will be of special interest to students working in both installation and industrial design. Open to all students. 3 credits.

Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

Course No. PHV295  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Joseph Minek | Nancy McEntee

This class will cover the fundamentals of film and digital 35mm SLR cameras, optics, exposure ratio, black and white film processing and basic silver and digital printing techniques. Lectures address black and white darkroom processes, digital workflow, file archiving, and output for various applications. Introductory lighting tools and documentation of artwork for professional applications is covered. Required for Sophomore Photography majors. Open Studio Elective.

Photo Major 2.1: Narrative Structures

Course No. PHV 267  Credits: 3.0

Narrative Structures is an intensive study in visual thinking for the photography major designed to utilize the creative potentials for both single and multiple image narrative. In this course, students investigate visual narrative constructs for linear and nonlinear storytelling with both digital and film-based media. The course encourages interdisciplinary experimentation to examine methods of production for traditional, digital and diverse media to communicate both idea and process. Required for sophomore
Photography majors. Offered fall.

Photo: Alternative Processes

Course No. PHV291/391/491  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Mary Jo Toles
Prerequisite(s) Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography | Digital Photo Imaging I | Digital Photo Imaging I

This course investigates the historical processes, contemporary practices, and concepts of alternative photography. This includes non-silver techniques, hand-applied emulsions, chemical, digital and hybrid processes for photographic imaging. Processes demonstrated may include Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Wet Plate Collodion, Platinum-Palladium, Liquid Emulsion and silver and non-silver toning options. Large format negatives for non-silver processes are generated using conventional film cameras, paper and digital negatives as well as photogram and pinhole photography. This course is project-based, involves research and experimentation, and is conducted through hands-on demos and instructional workshops. Open Studio Elective. Recommended for Photography majors. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography; PHV301 Digital Photo Imaging I, or instructor signature.

Photo: BFA Portfolio + Exhibition

Course No. PHV496M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee

Students enrolled in this course build a cohesive portfolio of work to be presented professionally, at their Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition and complete their written Thesis. Students refine conceptual and technical aspects of their own and assignment-based work. Individual BFA Thesis projects are contracted with each student along with calendar dates for all phases of work to be completed. The course format maximizes the potential for dynamic group interaction and facilitates essential one-on-one exchange with faculty and individual students. Within critique and classroom discussion, relevant contemporary, historical, theoretical, and artistic practices are discussed. Faculty provides a balance of assignments, lectures, critiques, visiting artist lectures, workshops and demonstrations as needed. Professional practices and development of an artist exhibition are covered as part of this course. Senior Photo majors are presented with many opportunities to present work to gain the confidence and skills necessary to communicate to a broad range of audiences. Senior Photo Majors are expected to participate in local, regional and national exhibitions. Graduating students are also required to conduct regular meetings with members of their BFA Advisory Committee throughout the semester. Required of Senior Photography majors. Offered spring.

Photo: BFA Thesis + Research

Course No. PHV495M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee

This course will provide a framework for developing a conceptual photographic philosophy and written BFA Thesis. Students develop a thesis proposal and written Thesis in conjunction with work they will present in their BFA exhibition and final portfolio. Students hone critical and theoretical skills in photography by examining historical and contemporary practices that have emerged with respect toward concepts and processes. Students investigate these ideas through critical readings, discussions, writing, and field trips. Portfolio, exhibition, professional presentation, and writing skills are fine-tuned in this semester of study. The course format maximizes the potential for dynamic group interaction and facilitates essential one-on-one exchange with faculty and individual students. Senior Photo majors are presented with many opportunities to present work to gain the confidence and skills necessary to communicate to a broad range of audiences. Projects include a Thesis exhibition proposal, written Thesis, and calendar dates for all phases of work to be completed. Individual projects working towards their BFA exhibition are contracted with each student. Required of Senior Photography majors. Offered fall.

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