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Student Life . Our Campus 

Our Campus

Welcome to the Neighborhood

At Cleveland Institute of Art, you will find a creative setting dedicated to turning your artistic vision for creative expression into reality. Located less than five miles from downtown Cleveland, CIA is in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural district, University Circle, which was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the country. 

Our campus offers the experience of a true artists’ community, one that combines the pace and energy of city living with the creative inspiration of a close-knit campus environment. We share a campus with Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, which gives our students an opportunity to experience an active college environment of more than 8,000 students.

Visit CIA

Visit us and see for yourself why we love our campus.

Important Dates 2021

May 1
- Submit your tuition deposit
- Submit your housing deposit and application

June 1
- Request final transcripts to be sent
- StART online opens

July 9
Roommate Matching Forms due (Residential Students only)

July 30
ID photos due 

August 18
Move in

August 19-21
Attend orientation.

August 23
First day of class