Through this new partnership, Tri-C students who complete a specified curriculum and are admitted to CIA will transfer with 30 semester units of transferable credit. Students would enter CIA as sophomores and directly begin their degree program in one of CIA’s 13 majors in visual arts, craft, integrated media, and design.
Below are the Tri-C courses that will qualify for transfer toward each CIA course. Classes highlighted in black are CIA classes. Classes highlighted in white/grey are Tri-C classes.
|FNDN 110||2D Design||3|
|ART-1081||2D Design and Color||3|
|or||VC-1000||Visual Communication Foundation||3|
|FNDN 111||3D Design||3|
|FNDN 120||Digital I||3|
|VCPH-1450||Digital Imaging I||3|
|FNDN 121||Digital II||3|
|VCIM-2371||Interactive Media II||3|
|or||VCPH-2450||Digital Imaging II||3|
|FNDN 130||Observational Drawing||3|
|FNDN 131||Life Drawing||3|
|ART-2000||Life Drawing I||3|
|or||ART-2010||Life Drawing II||3|
|FNDN 140||Studio Discovery||3|
|or||VCIM-1200||Game Design I: Introduction||3|
|or||VCGD-1500||Advertising and Design||3|
|LLC 101||Writing + Inquiry I||3|
|ENG-1010||College Composition I||3|
|or||ENG-101H||Honors College Composition||3|
|LLC 102||Writing + Inquiry II||3|
|ENG-1020||College Composition II||3|
|or||ENG-102H||Honors College Composition II||3|
|ACD 250*||Critical Issues in Visual Culture||3|
|ART-2020||Art History: Prehistoric to Renaiss||3|
|or||ART-2030||Art History: Renaiss to Present||3|
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Our unparalleled combination of access to world-class faculty, rigorous curriculum, cultural assets and connections to real-world experience offers a select, diverse student body an education that can’t be matched in the United States.
The Cleveland Institute of Art attracts students like you who are serious about becoming professional artists and designers and who seek a college that is both intellectually stimulating and artistically challenging. Located in Cleveland’s University Circle— voted the Best Arts District in the United States— we offer an exceptional college experience, combining the focus of a small college experience with the excitement of an urban cultural campus.
*ACD 150: Critical Issues in Visual Culture is not a required course to complete the articulation agreement. However, students who desire to enroll in the course at CIA while completing the agreement can apply for Cross Registration.
Cleveland Institute of Art also requires a zero-credit Design Safety Lab which introduces students to basic machinery use and will be taken upon enrollment at CIA.
Course descriptions for each of the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) classes referenced at right may be found at: cia.edu/foundation