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Independent Study

Any sophomore, junior, or senior may propose a semester-long independent study course, equivalent to three credits of liberal arts or studio elective. In general, the purpose of independent study is to pursue a topic of interest not available in the curriculum. 

Guidelines for Independent Study at CIA

  • Students are limited to one independent study per semester and to a total of six credits (equivalent of two courses) of liberal arts or studio independent study.
  • Proposals for independent study must be submitted to the Office of Academic Services with approval from a faculty sponsor, your department head, and Academic Advisor Jeff Romanoski. Contact Jeff Romanoski for proposal details and format.
  • Approved proposals must be submitted to Office of the Registrar for proper credit.  
  • Independent study is graded and cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  • The faculty sponsor of an independent study course will mentor and evaluate your work. The faculty member must be approved by the Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs to teach the subject proposed.
  • The minimum G.P.A. to participate in an independent study is 3.0.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Jeff Romanoski, Academic Advisor, by phone at 216.421.7468, by email at jromanoski@cia.edu, or in person at the Office of Academic Services, Room 120, Joseph McCullough Center for Visual Arts.

Office of Academic Services

Location:
Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts, Room 120
11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Hours:
M - F
8:30am-4:30pm

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Anne Gates
EdD, Director of Academic Services
216.421.7463 or agates@cia.edu

Jeff Romanoski
Academic Advisor
216.421.7468 or jromanoski@cia.edu 

Jill Milenski
Learning Support Services Coordinator
216.421.7462 or jmilenski@cia.edu

Helen Sullivan
Assistant Coordinator of Learning Support Services
216.421.7428 or hsullivan@cia.edu

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