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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . A Typical Day 

A Typcial Day

Your home in Cleveland.

Whether you come from California or Cleveland, you'll have the opportunity to live and work with other students who are passionate about art on our beautiful campus.

A Typical Day (Monday-Friday)

7:30am: Breakfast
9am: Studio Class (Commuters arrive)
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Studio Class
4pm: Personal Time
5pm: Dinner
6pm: Evening Studio (Commuters depart at 9pm)
10pm: Rest and Repeat!

NOTE: All studio time is mandatory

On weekends there will be personal time in the mornings and required afternoon and evening studio time, as well as scheduled activities and professional development presentations.

Uptown Residence Hall

Just steps from our studios, the residence hall features apartment-style suites with kitchenettes and two bedrooms, each with its own private bath. Students are paired two per bedroom, so we include a roommate matching form with your acceptance packet to make sure you and your roommate share common interests, hobbies and living preferences.

Beyond your suite you'll enjoy an onsite print center, free laundry facilities, workout machines and decks overlooking University Circle and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Can you commute? Yes!

We have many full-time commuter students at CIA. Take advantage of gaining the same academic experience as residential Pre-College students, while returning home each evening.

Commuter students will need to arrive on time for their 9am class. Parking is provided. For the rest of the day, all students will follow the same schedule; dining together for lunch followed by afternoon class, dinner, and studio time from 6 to 9pm. At 9pm, commuter students will return home for the evening. Rest + repeat!

*NOTE: Commuter students are required to stay within campus boundaries during scheduled program time.


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