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At Cleveland Institute of Art we are dedicated to teaching art and design students in an environment built exclusively for creative thinkers. Learn more about our amazing faculty of practicing artists and designers, small class sizes, and 15 majors in fine art, design, craft, and integrated media.

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What will you be?

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Put Your Creativity to Work

Put Your Creativity to Work

Learn how CIA can help prepare you for a creative life.

Financing Your Education

Financing your education.

We are ready to clarify tricky topics, answer questions, discuss any concerns regarding your ability to afford CIA, or consider special financial situations.

Meet Your Professors

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Gary D. Sampson

Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts, Admissions

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and...more

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CIA’s Faculty Show on view through October 9.

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