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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College 

Pre-College Program

Jump start your future with us!

July 10-August 5, 2016

  • Session 1: July 10-July 22
  • Session 2: July 24-August 5
  • Stay for one or both sessions

Sharpen your artistic skills. Experiment with new media. Build your portfolio. And focus on your art at Cleveland Institute of Art's Pre-College Program. During this two or four-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

Application Deadline

Apply by June 1, 2016. 

2016 Courses

To be announced January 2016

2015 Courses

Click on the courses below for more details.

More Information

For more detailed information, view the 2015 Pre-College Brochure.

Still have questions? Contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone at 216.421.7460 or by email at ce@cia.edu.

Two full scholarships to CIA's summer Pre-College program made possible by Cleveland nonprofit Graffiti HeArt

February 01, 2015

Two full scholarships to CIA's summer Pre-College program made possible by Cleveland nonprofit Graffiti HeArt

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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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