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Student Life . Student Services . Advising . New York Studio Residency Program 


The New York Studio Residency Program is an exciting opportunity for you to spend a semester exploring the culture of New York City and gain invaluable new perspective on your work. The building housing the NYSRP is located in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn.

This program has two components from which to choose:

  • Independent studio work.
  • Internship placement in the studio of one of New York’s top art and design professionals.

You pay tuition to CIA, so all financial aid and scholarships remain active.

There are two sessions each year: One in the Fall and one in the Spring.

CIA is able to send two students per year. Students will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis.

Application Due Dates

For Fall: April 15th
For Spring: November 1st


You must be a third-year student in good social standing with the institution, with no outstanding judicial sanctions. You are also required to be in good academic standing at the time of application for off-campus study and to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

The areas that are eligible for independent study are:

  • Fine Arts
  • Related Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Graphic Arts or Design

Office of Academic Services

Cleveland Institute of Art, Room 120
11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

M - F

Academic Calendar: 
View CIA’s academic calendar.

For more information:

Anne Gates
Director of Academic Services
216.421.7463 | Contact

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Helen Sullivan
Assistant Coordinator of Learning Support Services
216.421.7428 | Contact

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Jeff Romanoski
Academic Advisor
216.421.7468 | Contact

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Jill Milenski
Learning Support Services Coordinator
216.421.7462 | Contact

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