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Academics . Engaged Practice . Real-World Experience 

Real-world, professional experience

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.


Class of 1972 gathers over the years

August 30, 2023

Class of 1972 gathers over the years


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For more information:

Rachael Sauber
Associate to the Chief Academic Officer
216.421.7411 | Contact