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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

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Explore the best works and latest ideas by students in our renowned Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Graphic Design programs at the 2014 Spring Design Show’s public opening at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA this Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 5-7pm. More info. at http://ow.ly/vVsGC.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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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 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation 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"

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

2014 Spring Design Show

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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Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

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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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