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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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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 16, 2014

CIA's 'focused workshop environment' paid off

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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about 6 hours ago via Facebook

Nicky Nodjoumi, the Iranian-American artist whose large-scale works are on view in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries through May 3, talked to WCPN's David C. Barnett about his career, his artwork, and his leaving Iran. Come check out the show and listen to the interview here: http://ow.ly/vTWIA.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

View details 2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 15, 2014

4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & 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

Academics . Courses

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Charette: Collaboration + Community

Course No. FND140A  Credits: 1.5
Faculty Christina Cassara | Jimmy Kuehnle | Kevin Kautenburger | Richard Fiorelli | Scott Ligon

This one-half semester course is framed by the theme of Community and Collaboration. The students and instructor work collaboratively to define and explore ÒcommunityÓ as local place and learning environment. They identify and activate connections among charette members and their specified community in order to develop a consensual creative response. Through sustained exploration of one theme, the Charette emphasizes the development of skills for critical and creative thinking, experiential learning, problem-solving, and collaboration. Through materials exploration, making processes, and critique, the Charette forges links with the visual, tactile and manual skill sets taught in other Foundation classes. Each studentÕs effort, progress, and work will contribute to a collaborative project developed over 7 weeks, to include both a charette documentation log as well as a collaborative 2D, 3D, or 4D form. Offered fall.

Charette: Self + Other Voices

Course No. FND140B  Credits: 1.5
Faculty Barbara Chira | Christian Wulffen | Clifford Borress | José Carlos Teixeira | Kidist Getachew | Lauren Herzak-Bauman | Petra Soesemann

This one-half semester course is framed by the theme of Self and other Voices. As an exploration of oneÕs self in relation to culture and society, the course facilitates increased self-knowledge and helps students uncover their views of Òother.Ó The students and instructor work collaboratively to define and explore Òother voices,Ó cultivate connections with those other voices, and develop creative responses. Through sustained exploration of one theme, the Charette gives priority to the development of skills for critical and creative thinking, experiential learning, problem-solving, and collaboration. Through materials exploration, making processes, and critique, the Charette forges links with the visual, tactile, and manual skill sets being taught in other Foundation classes. Each studentÕs effort, progress, and work will contribute to a project developed over 7 weeks, to include both a charette documentation log and a 2D, 3D, and/or 4D form. Offered fall.

Children's Literature

Course No. LLC390X  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Donald Modica

Many adults feel they are familiar with the classic children’s books covered in this course, but actually know only sanitized versions, most produced for the movie screen. This class will examine the original texts of several well-known titles as literature and the fascinating and sometimes disturbing stories behind them. Critical reading, thought, research and writing on these texts will be among the key skills covered. Students will read extensively and discuss what they have read in class, create and deliver peer-evaluated presentations, and write a semester research paper related to the topics of the course. They will view several related films during the semester as well.

Chinese Poetry

Course No. LLC477  Credits: 3.0

The purpose of this course is two-fold: first, to determine, through intensive readings in translation from the work of representative poets, what characterizes Chinese poetic achievement and, second to articulate our own informed response to these poems. Primary emphasis will be placed on the lyric mode as it develops from its origins in the Book of Songs (compiled c. 600BCE) through its golden age in the T'ang and Sung dynasties. Continuing attention will be paid to the tension between public and private commitment expressed by poets who choose between, attempt to resolve, or transcend these commitments. Topics for special consideration include the classical Chinese language as a vehicle for poetic expression and Chinese calligraphy as an exercise in dynamic proportions, the technical requirements of two major lyric forms, nature as a source of both inspiration and poetic metaphor, and the didactic and individualist traditions of Chinese literary criticism. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.

CIA: Our Creative Continuum

Course No. HCS388X  Credits: 3.0

Students will acquire a working knowledge of the history of the Cleveland Institute of Art--with an emphasis on the diversity of accomplishment among both historical and current CIA faculty and alumni--and will consider whether and, if so, how this information supports their own developing artistic identity and their membership in the CIA community, a "creative continuum" now spanning 130 years (1882-2012). Understanding the history of our school will involve some amount of attention to the history of Cleveland (especially post-1860) and its location in Northeast Ohio, as well as the school's proximity to the Cleveland Museum of Art and other cultural institutions, once the school came to University Circle in 1905. The impact of major 20th-century events like the World Wars and the Great Depression on the school and its community will also be considered. May be applied as Creative Writing Concentration course.

Cinematic Landscapes of Asia

Course No. HCS387X  Credits: 3.0

This discussion/writing-style course is to explore contemporary films of Asia, focusing on India, China (Taiwan & Hong Kong), & Japan. The films serve as a window of global understanding in culture. Through assigned films, political, social, literary and visual aspects of these nations will be stressed in this course. Mini-lectures will be also provided occasionally to prepare the students in understanding the historical and cultural references in the contexts of contemporary Asian films. For writing assignments, each student is encouraged to self-express and self-identify through viewing the films and sophisticate responses in their writings/reports/critics of the films. The class is divided into 2 components: film viewing and discussion/lectures.

Cinematography: 16mm Filmmaking

Course No. PHV261/361/461  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This course is designed as an introduction, both to the craft of filmmaking and to the appreciation of film as a pioneering medium of communication, entertainment, and art. The course introduces the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of 16mm filmmaking and students design and work on individual and group projects. Students will learn the camera, camera support systems, lighting techniques, light metering systems and sound recording. Composition, rhythm, and movement are also discussed. In a hands-on environment, students are introduced to a range of production and post-production equipment available at the Institute. Emphasis is placed on pre-production planning, visualization, successful operation of hardware, and group collaboration. The class will view a variety of films of historic and aesthetic importance and examine major movements and approaches to film art. Field trips will also complement the coursework. Students execute several exercises in 16mm film. They are responsible for purchasing and processing a minimum of three 100ft rolls (approximately 3.5minutes each) of 16mm film stock. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography or signature of Instructor.

Code as Art: Programming for Artists

Course No. TIM313  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed for both the inexperienced and experienced person interested in experimenting with computing as a medium for creative work. Weekly presentations will cover the history, theory and practice of electronic arts. The approach for the class will be based on computer enthusiasts’ notion of hacking. Hacking in this context is an experimental approach and mode of thinking, examining existing technologies and finding new or extended ways to apply these in creative practice. Existing computer scripts will be distributed with instruction and one-on-one guidance on how to alter these to new purposes. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Instruction will also cover creating custom human-to-computer interfaces that allow viewers to experience and interact with art works in a variety of ways. Some possible directions for the work made in this class will be interactive video projection, interactive sound works, expanded gaming environments, video and audio synthesis, circuit bending sound instruments, computer program generated animation and program generated high-resolution still images for large format printing. Offered spring.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two very different shows opening on March 28.

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