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Story: Oct 16, 2014

Commitment to CIA runs deep for Charles Mayer '64

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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Story: Oct 03, 2014

CIA grads at Chrysler draw on well-cultivated creativity as ...

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Social: 2 days ago via Facebook

CIA and The Euclid Tavern go way, way back. Countless alumni, including renowned rock poster artist Derek Hess 88, have happy memories of good times and great ...

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Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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Applying to the Cleveland Institute of Art

Applying to college can be a daunting task. That’s why at the Cleveland Institute of Art we believe very strongly in providing a personal approach at this most important time of your life.

We encourage you to contact us early in your college search so we can help you prepare the best possible application. Our admissions counselors will answer any questions you have and confirm whether your application and portfolio meet our submission requirements. 

Make sure to visit us! We welcome the opportunity to meet you and review your portfolio in person. When you visit, you can tour our campus, meet our faculty artists, and see our students at work in their own studio spaces.

Start your online application

When you are ready to apply, start your online application here.

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A complete CIA application is much more than the online form—it also includes transcripts, your portfolio, and more. Make sure to review the relevant pages below for important details. Then start your application at the link above!

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CIA again named to

August 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Princeton Review releases its 2015 "Best Colleges" list more

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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.