Academics . Curriculum . Professional Experience
A successful creative career requires strong connections to real-world experience. At the Cleveland Institute of Art, we’ve developed a rigorous mandatory Business + Professional Practices curriculum that all CIA students complete. In addition to the core course and the small-group seminars, you'll take a professional writing course and travel out into the field to see artists and designers at work.
The Business + Professional Practices curriculum emphasizes three important avenues for students:
CIA’s Career Center and faculty bring in visiting artists and designers to speak to you about establishing successful careers. Recent guest speakers have given presentations on:
Alumni who need help in jump-starting their professional career may also reach out to Career Services, which can provide additional guidance and resources.