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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

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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The game design industry is constantly evolving, and CIA’s students are on the edge of the newest technologies and gaming tactics. This weekend, the Great Lakes Science Center will host our students for the Game Design Spring Show, as they present their amazing work. The exhibition reception is tomorrow, Apr. 25, from 1-3pm. Click below for more details.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation 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"

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

2014 Spring Design Show

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The Fine Art of Silver Print

Course No. PHV270/370/470  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee
Prerequisite(s) Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This is an advanced level black and white silver printing class. We will investigate advanced film exposure and archival printing techniques, fine art printing papers, developer combinations and toning procedures to produce full tonal range darkroom prints. Medium and large format cameras will be demonstrated and utilized. Projects for this class include an in-depth self-assignment finalized in a portfolio of archival Silver prints. We will also view master fine art prints at local galleries, museums and collections.
Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: The Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography or instructor signature. Required of Sophomore Photography majors. Open elective.

The History of Art History & Its Philosophy

Course No. ACD479.1  Credits: 3.0

The History of Art History and its Philosophy Art history is the academic study of art in its historical development. As a discipline, art history is distinguished from art criticism, which is concerned with establishing the relative artistic value of works and art theory which is concerned with the fundamental nature of art. This course will trace the historical development of these discipline both ideologically and methodologically: formal analysis, semiotics, psychoanalysis and iconography beginning with the late 19th Century works of Alois Riegl, Franz Wickhoff, and the Vienna School through to Rosiland Krauss, Mieke Bal and the post-Structuralist. Special attention will be given to the correspondence between the changing methodologies and their philosophical sources in Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, etc. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.

The Liberated Print: Investigation of Alternative Methods

Course No. PRI277/377/477  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Corrie Slawson | Liz Maugans

This course creates a context for students to negotiate the challenging and complex issues embedded in the making of contemporary printed images. Projects and techniques complement and extend methods of traditional processes, allowing students room to invent, arrange, analyze and create connections through more immediate printmaking methods to their major fields of study. This class will concentrate on the intuitive, spontaneous and fluid approaches in printmaking such as; monoprint, collagraph, transfer drawing, Xerox litho, and wood intaglio, instigating the dialog between the limited edition vs. singular print, and the original vs. a copy. We will consider formats that bridge other disciplines working with color, installation and three-dimensional/sculptural constructions with considerations to work on paper. The course will offer experiences that provide the tools to understand print media within a contemporary framework. Note: Open elective. Encouraged for third and fourth year students with a painting and drawing emphasis as an Elective Studio. Required for Third Year Print Majors.

The Liberated Print:Investigation of Alt Methods

Course No. PRI477.1  Credits: 3.0

This course creates a context for students to negotiate the challenging and complex issues embedded in the making of contemporary printed images. Projects and techniques complement and extend methods of traditional processes, allowing students room to invent, arrange, analyze and create connections through more immediate printmaking methods to their major fields of study. This class will concentrate on the intuitive, spontaneous and fluid approaches in printmaking such as; monoprint, collagraph, transfer drawing, Xerox litho, and wood intaglio, instigating the dialog between the limited edition vs. singular print, and the original vs. a copy. We will consider formats that bridge other disciplines working with color, installation and three-dimensional/sculptural constructions with considerations to work on paper. The course will offer experiences that provide the tools to understand print media within a contemporary framework. Note: Open elective. Encouraged for third and fourth year students with a painting and drawing emphasis as an Elective Studio. Required for Third Year Print Majors. 3 credits.

The Printed Image in Enamel

Course No. ENA248/348/448  Credits: 3.0

The focus of this course will be on the use of the printed image with the medium of enamel. Photographs, photocopies and digitally produced and enhanced images will be transferred to the medium through acid etching, silk-screening, decals and photographic transfers. The emphasis will be on the use of enamel on the two-dimensional surface, although those with metal forming experience may explore three-dimensional forms in combination with the processes above. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives.

The Printed Image in Enamel

Course No. ENA348.1  Credits: 3.0

The focus of this course will be on the use of the printed image with the medium of enamel. Photographs, photocopies and digitally produced and enhanced images will be transferred to the medium through acid etching, silk-screening, decals and photographic transfers. The emphasis will be on the use of enamel on the two-dimensional surface, although those with metal forming experience may explore three-dimensional forms in combination with the processes above. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. 3 credits.

The Printed Image in Enamel

Course No. ENA448.1  Credits: 3.0

The focus of this course will be on the use of the printed image with the medium of enamel. Photographs, photocopies and digitally produced and enhanced images will be transferred to the medium through acid etching, silk-screening, decals and photographic transfers. The emphasis will be on the use of enamel on the two-dimensional surface, although those with metal forming experience may explore three-dimensional forms in combination with the processes above. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. 3 credits.

The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions

Course No. SCU370/470  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christian Wulffen | Christopher Whittey | Sarah Paul | William Lorton
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Sculpture: Basic Materials & Techniques | Sculpture: Aesthetic + Functional Structure

This course focuses on student intent with regard to artistic production and their ability to allow for audience entry into a dialogue concerning the conceptual issues forwarded by their work. Students are expected to identify the content of the work they would like to explore via a rhetorical method that embraces an interconnected relationship between practice and theory as part of a project-based approach for the production of self-directed work. Required at the junior level for all Sculpture majors and open to all junior and senior level students. Prerequisites: SCU229 Basic Materials: Processes and Techniques OR SCU229A Fundamental Structure: The Aesthetics of Materiality.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

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