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Student Life

Student Life . Our Campus . Facilities 


The facilities at the Cleveland Institute of Art provide students with space designed specifically for studying, living, and exhibiting art. Our campus is a creative, friendly environment that allows students to pursue their dreams. Visit our campus and see for yourself! 

Study Space

CIA's brand new George Gund Building (completed in 2015) was designed by Stantec architects to be an ideal space for learning about, making, and exhibiting art. It is adjoined to CIA's Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts (completed in 1915). Both buildings are located at 11610 Euclid Avenue.

The new 80,000-square-foot George Gund Building:

  • is home to CIA’s Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Biomedical Art, Illustration, Animation, Game Design, and Photography + Video departments
  • includes the new Reinberger Gallery; the Fran and Jules Belkin Media Gallery; the Stone Flower Café; American Greetings Welcome Center; the Admissions and Financial Aid offices; and several administrative operations
  • houses the Peter B. Lewis Theater, which will be the new home of CIA’s year-round, nationally acclaimed Cinematheque film program. The first public film airs there on Aug. 1, 2015.
  • displays still and moving images on a 35’ x 50’ stainless steel media mesh mounted on the western façade near Euclid Avenue. Each bulb functions as a pixel in the images displayed. Same type of media mesh is found at Port Authority bus terminal in NYC and American Airlines Arena in Miami.
  • is adjoined to the McCullough building by the soaring, sunlit Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium

The 168,000-square-foot Joseph McCullough building (JMC):

  • is home to CIA's Ceramics, Drawing, Game Design, Glass, Jewelry + Metals, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture + Expanded Media departments
  • includes the new  Ann and Norman Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery
  • houses the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library (see below)
  • was built as a Ford Model T assembly plant and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976
  • has huge windows, high ceilings, wide corridors, and a freight elevator, allowing students to work as large as they choose

The Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library on the first floor of the JMC 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

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 composed 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, a laundry room, and fabulous views. Learn more about housing at CIA.

Exhibition Space

Reinberger Gallery

CIA’s Reinberger Gallery hosts roughly 10 exhibitions each year. 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.

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