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Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado company

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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We’re so excited to have the incoming first-year students move in to our new Uptown Residence Hall tomorrow. Welcome to CIA! And if you'll be moving in, we want to hear from you! Share your experience with us by posting images on Instagram and using the hashtag #welcometocia.

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Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Aug 19, 2014

8/21-24: Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, Filth, Dormant Beauty & more!

Student Life . Our Campus . Facilities 


The facilities at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) provide you with space designed specifically for study, living, and exhibition—all add up to a creative, friendly environment for you to pursue your dream of attending a premier school of art and design. Visit our campus and see for yourself! 

Study Space

George Gund Building

About half of CIA's major studios are located in the George Gund Building as well as many academic and foundation classrooms. The building is also home to the excellent CIA Library, as well as the Reinberger Galleries, the largest private exhibit space in Cleveland, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, a premier alternative film theatre.

Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts (JMC)

Originally a Ford Model T assembly plant, JMC has large windows on all sides and a 40-foot-long skylight. The building’s high ceilings, wide corridors, and freight elevator allow students to work as large as they choose. The JMC will be the future site of our modernized and unified campus—a visually distinctive facility that will help anchor the revitalized Uptown neighborhood within University Circle.

Cleveland Institute of Art Library

The CIA Library is located on the third floor of the Gund Building, and it has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. It is a great place to study, read, research, receive help, relax, or just hang out. Public access computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available for use, and the library also houses a collection of artists’ books, the Institute’s archives, and extensive digital resources.

Living Space

Uptown Residence Hall

Opening in fall 2014, CIA’s Uptown Residence Hall is located on Euclid Avenue in the heart of the Uptown development in University Circle, just steps from campus. The residence hall is comprised of two-bedroom suites that house two students per bedroom, all furnished with a kitchenette, beds, dressers, wardrobes, drafting tables, and chairs. They also come equipped with cable television and wireless Internet. In addition, the hall has quiet study areas, three outdoor patios, a cardio lounge, a social lounge on each floor, and a laundry room. Learn more about housing at CIA.

Exhibition Space

Reinberger Galleries

CIA’s Reinberger Galleries annually host roughly 10 exhibitions of art and design. All exhibitions are free and open to the public, and many include lectures, films, or informal gallery talks. In addition to annual student, faculty, and scholastic exhibitions, recent shows have featured works by internationally known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. See the upcoming exhibition schedule.

What do CIA students love about their Studio Space?

As one of the only art and design schools to assign studio space in a student’s sophomore year, CIA ensures personal studio space until graduation.

See what students love about their own space in this video or browse through our studio space gallery.

Campus Map

View a map of our campus. 

Building Hours

Building Hours

May 19 through August 17, 2014

Gund + McCullough Buildings
Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
Closed Weekends

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Closed Weekends

Doors open one hour before scheduled first show

Continuing Education
Doors open one hour before scheduled first class and remain open one half hour beyond scheduled class time ending in both Gund and McCullough

Buildings Closed
Memorial Day
May 26, 2014

Independence Day
July 4, 2014

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Community Works

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

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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Cores + Connections

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