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CIA Exhibition: Jan 15, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Jan 08, 2015

Recognition, milestones were highlights of 2014 for CIA

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Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Events: Feb 16, 2015

CIA Campus Connection: Presidents' Day

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CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Contemporary Art: Critical Directions

Course No. ACD493.1  Credits: 3.0

Traditionally art historians have focused on the history of European art. But recently there has been great interest in art of other cultures. Is a history of world art possible? And if so, what form might it take? This course explores that question. We read Richard Wollheim's aesthetic focused on European art. And then we discuss James Elkins, Stories of Art, which attempts to imagine a history of world art. We then pursue our investigation by reading recent accounts of Islamic art (Oleg Grabar, The Meditation of Ornament), Indian art (Partha Mitter, Indian Art), and Chinese art (Craig Clunas, Art in China). This class requires a good deal of reading. It does not presuppose any prior knowledge of art history or aesthetics. Three papers, two short ones and one long one will be required. There is no final exam. Visual Culture Emphasis course. 3 credits.

Contemporary Color Photography: Digital + Film

Course No. PHV 225-325-425  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Wallace

This course is designed to investigate the contemporary applications of color in photography while developing a working knowledge of color theory in relationship to photographic practice. The course includes a wide range of color-based practices and techniques as well an exploration of subtractive and additive color as they pertain to digital and chemical photographic processes. The interaction between light, pigmentation, and photographic materials, will also be covered. This course is required for Photography majors and is open as an elective to other students. Offered fall.

Contemporary Marketing + Art Direction

Course No. GDS 367  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Larry O'Neal

Focuses on using communication design and visualization skills to communicate ideas in print and in new media. Heavy emphasis on conceptualization. Classroom discussions along with critiques set up to mimic actual creative department environment. Offered fall.

Creative Process + Materials Studies

Course No. CMC 200  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kathy Buszkiewicz | William Brouillard

Students focus on the creative process and material studies across the craft majors. From inspiration to the production of multiples, each major explores design and making through their respective mediums as well as other materials. Sophomores in the Craft + Material Culture environment address common themes while working in their respective major: Ceramics, Glass, and Jewelry + Metals. The course affords the integration of skills and knowledge from foundation including drawing, design, color, digital synthesis, and collaboration, with the practices related to the full scope of the Craft + Material Culture major programs. Offered fall.

Creative Resistance: Media Art in Social Sphere

Course No. IME340.1  Credits: 3.0

This studio course will introduce students to the process and strategies of integrating social activism with media art. Through reading and discussion, the course will establish the historical and theoretical context of tactical media, hacktivism, and other media-based protest arts. We'll look at artists' use of a variety of media--including the news media, the internet, locative media, surveillance technologies, genetic modification, gaming and more — to implement social commentary and criticism. Offered fall. 3 credits.

Creative Resistance: Media Art in Social Sphere

Course No. IME440.1  Credits: 3.0

This studio course will introduce students to the process and strategies of integrating social activism with media art. Through reading and discussion, the course will establish the historical and theoretical context of tactical media, hacktivism, and other media-based protest arts. We'll look at artists' use of a variety of media--including the news media, the internet, locative media, surveillance technologies, genetic modification, gaming and more — to implement social commentary and criticism. Offered fall. 3 credits.

Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere

Course No. TIM 340-440  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Jimmy Kuehnle | Sarah Paul

This studio course will introduce students to the process and strategies of integrating social activism with media art. Through reading and discussion, the course will establish the historical and theoretical context of tactical media, hacktivism, and other media-based protest arts. We’ll look at artists’ use of a variety of media--including the news media, the Internet, locative media, surveillance technologies, genetic modification, gaming and more — to implement social commentary and criticism. Offered fall.

Creative Writing

Course No. LLC 393  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Shelley Bloomfield Costa | Susan Grimm

This course will give students the opportunity to explore the three essential genres of creative writing in a practicum setting. Study and practice will center on basic analytic methods for reading and basic inventive methods for writing short fiction, poetry, and dramatic narratives. Course assignments will include exercises in writing the short story, including the short graphic narrative; various poetic forms such as the sonnet, the villanelle, and the free verse poem; and variants of the short dramatic narrative such as the screen treatment, the story board, and the short film script. Creative Writing can be taken to satisfy either required Junior/Senior Writing-Intensive credit or Open Elective Liberal Arts credit. It will allow students who are planning visual arts careers involving writing (i.e., illustration, film, and video) to develop the basic critical and writing performance skills necessary for their professional advancement. Students who may be considering the Creative Writing Concentration program are strongly urged to take this course during their Sophomore year. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

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