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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College 

Pre-College Program

Jump-start your future with us!

July 9 - August 4, 2017

  • Session 1: July 9 - July 21
  • Session 2: July 23 - August 4
  • 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

Applications will be accepted February 1 - April 14, 2017

Application Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • Portfolio (online preferred)
  • Nonrefundable $35 Application Fee
  • 2016 Tax Returns (if seeking tuition assistance)
  • Certification of Funds form (international students only)
  • I-20 visa application (international students only)

Submit online or mail application materials to:

Pre-College Program
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Scholarships

We will be offering competitive $1000 merit scholarships awarded to three students applying for admission to either Glassblowing, Image + Form, Jewelry + Metals or Sculpture. This new opportunity is open to all students applying to these four courses, and will be awarded based on a student's portfolio.

Graffiti HeArt will also be working with CIA to provide Pre-College scholarships in 2016. These scholarships will be awarded based on a review of portfolios and a determination of both merit and need. With the mission, “To Inspire Health and Art in the Community,” the local nonprofit focuses on promoting graffiti art and artists through community revitalization projects, funding art education and scholarships for underserved youth in our communities. More information on Graffiti HeArt can be found at graffitiheart.org.

Pre-College Profile: Pamela Argentieri and Matthew Hollern

April 13, 2016

Pre-College Profile: Pamela Argentieri and Matthew Hollern

Metals artists marry new and centuries-old techniques more

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Pre-College Application

Pre-College Application

  • Applications can be submitted February 1 - April 15, 2017
  • Applicaitons for scholarship are due April 15, 2017

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 + Young Artists catalog.

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