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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Admissions . Apply . Submitting Your Portfolio . Portfolio Submission Guidelines 

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

When you're ready to submit your portfolio, you can submit your portfolio in CD or DVD format or online.

Online Portfolio Submission Procedure

Once you begin your online application, a counselor from the Office of Admissions will email you a login for uploading your portfolio directly to CIA. Be sure to include your email address as you begin filling out your online application. If you haven't received a login within two business days, please contact us at 1.800.223.4700.

CD or DVD Portfolio Submission Procedure

Mail the disc to the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Note: No application items will be returned, and it is recommended you keep an original copy of your submission for your records.

Submission Procedure:

  • Individual files should be in JPEG (jpg) format with a file size not exceeding 1MB each.
  • Animation or video work must be submitted in either QuickTime (.mov) format or Windows Media Video (.wmv) format.
  • It is preferable that images be assembled and presented in a slide show format, using PowerPoint, Acrobat, or another slide show application.
  • Please submit a numbered list in Microsoft Word on the disc with the title, size, medium, and a brief description of each piece.
  • Please do not stick any labels to the front of the disc; mark directly upon it with permanent marker. 

Make sure to label disc and sleeve with the following:

  • Your full name
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
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