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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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Creating Things: Q+A with Illustration major Paige Tesmer

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Creating Things: Q+A with Illustration major Paige Tesmer


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A CIA Education is Within Your Reach

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Financing Your Education

Financing your education.

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Meet Your Professors

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Jimmy Kuehnle

Assistant Professor, Admissions

In 2014, Kuehnle was one of 102 artists selected for a national survey exhibition, State of the Art: Discoveri...more

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