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Academics . Engaged Practice . Real-World Experience 

Real-world, professional experience

Build the skills and confidence employers want to seize real-world opportunities that develop in their daily lives—now and after graduation. Through courses, extracurricular projects, or internships, students connect to real-world experiences every school year. Our goal is for all students to experience an increasingly seamless transition from college to their professional lives.

Just a few examples of these real-world experiences include students consulting for the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland City Hall, illustrating the first near-total-face transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, collaborating with Case Western Reserve University engineering students at the think[box] innovation center, designing orthopedic surgery instruments for a leading medical technology company, participating in professional exhibition venues such as at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), creating urban beautification improvements for the surrounding city, and building an offsite wood-burning kiln.

All before graduation.


Summer 2021 Classes

Adult Classes
Evenings + Weekends
June 7 - July 31

Young Artist Classes
grades 5–12
June 7 - June 17 (no class Friday, July 18)
June 7 - July 31

Registration is open, sign up online.

Community Partners

Learn more about CIA's community partners here.

For more information:

Rachael Sauber
Associate to the Chief Academic Officer
216.421.7411 | Contact