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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Join us tonight for the opening reception of CIA’s 2014 Faculty Exhibition for a look at recent work by CIA's accomplished faculty members. The exhibition, wh...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Blog: Aug 26, 2014

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Continuing Education . Pre-College 

Pre-College Program

July 13-July 25, 2015

Jump start your future with us!

Sharpen your artistic skills. Experiment with new media. Build your portfolio. And focus on your art at the Cleveland Institute of Art's Pre-College Program. During this two-week residential program, you'll use the tools and processes available only to our students and experience the life of an art student at a premier college of art and design. 

Alongside other students entering grades 10–12, you will: 

  • Earn college credits
  • Experience college life
  • Study with professional artists and designers
  • Learn about careers in art and design
  • Meet with a CIA admissions counselor
  • Build your portfolio

2014 Craft, Design, Digital + Visual Art Courses

Pre-College Program at CIA

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Explore and Build Your Portfolio

Between each summer Pre-College Program is a full year of continuing education courses that can help you build your portfolio or experiment with new media. Take a look at our Adult Artist Classes.

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Community Works

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

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