Apr 23, 2014
CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors
Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA
Apr 17, 2014
Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school
Mar 28, 2014
Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show
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The game design industry is constantly evolving, and CIA’s students are on the edge of the newest technologies and gaming tactics. This weekend, the Great Lakes Science Center will host our students for the Game Design Spring Show, as they present their amazing work. The exhibition reception is tomorrow, Apr. 25, from 1-3pm. Click below for more details.
Apr 16, 2014
Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA
Mar 28, 2014
The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi
Apr 15, 2014
Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition
Apr 22, 2014
2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show
Apr 22, 2014
4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!
Student Life . Life at CIA
At the Cleveland Institute of Art you’ll live, learn, and work in an artist’s community.
Surrounded by creative-minded friends and mentors, you’ll find inspiration inside and outside the studio. On-campus or off-campus you’ll find a community full of cultural energy, ethnic neighborhoods, and an accessible downtown core on our nations’ “north coast.”
Our campus sits in the heart of University Circle, recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most beautiful communities in the country. Our neighborhood is home to world-renowned cultural, educational, and healthcare institutions and more than 8,000 students.
Downtown Cleveland is less than five miles from campus, where you can sample the city’s hottest restaurants, take in a music or comedy show or tour dozens of independent galleries, art walks, and community festivals. If you’re a sports fan, plan on cheering on the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, or Browns at their downtown venues.
You’re living in one of the country’s premier cultural districts, University Circle. And you’re only three miles from the second largest theater district in the country, Playhouse Square. Through the Kulas Ticket Giveaway, you can take advantage of living in a city packed with cultural activities.
Win tickets to a variety of cultural events in and around Cleveland. From the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra to the nationally-recognized Great Lakes Theater; from the innovative movement of DANCECleveland to highly successful tours of acclaimed Broadway Musicals - there’s something for everyone!
It’s important to show your work in both formal and informal settings. Through faculty partnerships and long-held CIA exhibitions, you’ll have many opportunities to exhibit and sell your work.
For nearly 70 years this juried-exhibition has been a signature show for CIA students. SIE is an extraordinary chance for students to create exhibition-quality work and run an actual full-scale exhibition where they do it all –from choosing national jurors to curating the work and publicizing the show.
Each spring students in CIA’s Industrial, Interior, and Graphic Design majors participate in a unique ‘trade show’ event where they present their work to prospective employers. Students develop a kiosk, produce work for the show, and present that work to industry professionals throughout this three-day event. Many of our junior and senior design students walk away from this event with internship and job opportunities.
Drawn from the best senior work done through the BFA Exhibitions and the best of sophomore and junior work, this show takes place in Reinberger Galleries and is open to the public throughout the summer.
Faculty connect with local retail shops, restaurants, and businesses to feature CIA student work on their walls. A recent partnership with a local wine retailer has resulted in two annual shows of exclusively CIA student work.
CIA students spend a lot of time in the studio, that’s why our Office of Student Life organizes activities to make sure you take a break sometimes. Through student activities and annual events you’ll be able to recharge your creative batteries.
Learn from nationally-renowned visiting artists who work directly in the studio with CIA students, or attend the weekly forum to discuss art and design during the Lunch on Friday (LOF) series held at CIA’s Gund Building.
With CIA’s location in Cleveland city limits, you’ll have access to all the public transportation of a major metro area. Learn about getting around Cleveland.
It’s your space to create and collaborate. Once you begin your major you move right into personal studio space. For many students it’s a home away from home, where they work on projects and connect with peers in their major.
Director of Student Life and Housing
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Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.
Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions
CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.
Cores + Connections
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