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Cleveland Institute of Art: Cleveland Is Your Campus

Cleveland Institute of Art: Cleveland Is Your Campus

Our campus is located in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood, a park-like setting that's home to more than 20 cultural, healthcare, and educational institutions.

2019 Commencement

Cleveland Institute of Art: 2019 Commencement

Cleveland Institute of Art: 2019 Commencem...

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Cleveland Institute of Art: 2019 Commencement - Dana Schutz

Cleveland Institute of Art: 2019 Commencem...

The Cleveland Institute of Art welcomed internationally recognized artist and 2000 alumna Dana Schutz to address...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Commencement - Leah Trznadel 2019

Cleveland Institute of Art: Commencement -...

Leah Trznadel, a Photography major, was the student speaker at CIA's 2019 Commencement ceremony.

Our Majors

Cleveland Institute of Art: Animation

Cleveland Institute of Art: Animation

As a student in the Cleveland Institute of Art's Animation program, you will work with innovative production tec...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Life Sciences Illustration

Cleveland Institute of Art: Life Sciences ...

The Life Sciences Illustration program at the Cleveland Institute of Art is one of only a few BFA degrees of its...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Ceramics

Cleveland Institute of Art: Ceramics

The Cleveland Institute of Art's Ceramics program builds on the age-old medium of ceramic art by teaching both t...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Drawing

Cleveland Institute of Art: Drawing

As a Drawing major at the Cleveland Institute of Art you will explore traditional and unconventional materials, ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Game Design

Cleveland Institute of Art: Game Design

Game Design is an ideal field if you're looking for a playful environment where you can explore areas of interac...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Glass

Cleveland Institute of Art: Glass

As a student in the Cleveland Institute of Art's Glass program, your training will center around three processes...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Illustration

Cleveland Institute of Art: Illustration

As an Illustration major at the Cleveland Institute of Art, you will learn how to creatively translate conceptua...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Industrial Design

Cleveland Institute of Art: Industrial Des...

The Industrial Design program at the Cleveland Institute of Art consistently ranks as one of the top programs in...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Interior Architecture

Cleveland Institute of Art: Interior Archi...

Cleveland Institute of Art's Interior Architecture program emphasizes commercial retail, architectural, function...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Jewelry + Metals

Cleveland Institute of Art: Jewelry + Meta...

As a Jewelry + Metals student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, you will develop a thorough understanding of yo...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Painting

Cleveland Institute of Art: Painting

At the Cleveland Institute of Art, our Department of Painting has a long and illustrious history of producing su...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Photography + Video

Cleveland Institute of Art: Photography + ...

In CIA’s Photography major, coursework will expose you to rich and varied techniques and aesthetics essential ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Printmaking

Cleveland Institute of Art: Printmaking

Influencing culture for centuries, printmaking embraces, utilizes, and challenges technology as an experimental ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Sculpture + Expanded Media

Cleveland Institute of Art: Sculpture + Ex...

In the Sculpture + Expanded Media major, you’ll hone a set of construction skills, working with wood, fabricat...

Our Alumni

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Kevin Snipes

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Kevin Snipes '94 is a full-time ceramic artist working in Cleveland. He shows his work in solo gallery exhibitio...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Trisha Barkman

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Trisha Barkman graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006, and is currently producing documentary films a...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Chris + Shelley Harvan

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Chris and Shelley (Slick) Harvan graduated from CIA in 1997 and currently are co-owners, designers and sculptors...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Sreshta Rit Premnath

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Sreshta Rit Premnath graduated from CIA in 2003 and is now an installation artist and assistant professor at Par...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Kurt Koeple

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Kurt Koeple '92 found a way to combine all of his interests – design, writing and new media – into one ever-...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Heather Moore

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Heather Moore ’93 founded a Cleveland-based jewelry company, Heather Moore Jewelry, that has national followin...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - George Kozmon

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

George Kozmon ’82, the internationally collected artist who created a brilliant alpine landscape on an 80-foot...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - René  Polin

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

As founder and president of a multi-disciplinary design firm, René’s portfolio includes hundreds of successfu...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Paul Timman

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

As one of the leading tattoo artists in the country, Paul Timman has tattooed many celebrities including Angelin...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Nate Cotterman

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Working in a professional glass studio in Los Angeles, Nate Cotterman is learning the ropes of running a glass b...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - John Chuldenko

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

John Chuldenko released his first feature film, Nesting, which he wrote and directed. As a student at CIA he was...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Wesley Burt

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Wesley Burt turned his passion for drawing into an amazing career. As a concept artist at Massive Black, Wesley ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Antonia Campanella

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

A CIA elective class in ceramics sparked Antonia Campanella’s dream of working in a storefront studio. Her CIA...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Patty Hume

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Patty Hume creates multi-million dollar water features around the world and works on a scale she never thought p...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Steven Tatar

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

After a successful career as an artist and a creative director at American Greetings, Steven Tatar ’85 has res...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Mark Reigelman

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Join New York-based artist Mark Reigelman ’06 in his Brooklyn studio as he describes his already prolific, sel...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Scott Colosimo

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Less than 10 years after graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Scott Colosimo’s design and manufactu...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Alex Pakis

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Alex Pakis is the designer and owner of Greenpoint Craftworks, a custom jewelry and bike boutique in Brooklyn, N...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile - Ben Grasso

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni Profile...

Ben Grasso '03 is leading a creative life as an artist. Based in New York City, Ben has exhibited his paintings ...

Transportation Design at CIA

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at GM

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at GM

Kirk Bennion ’84, Jonathan Janke ’11, Aaron Riggs ’12 and Brian Stoeckel ’09 talk about their automotive...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at Chrysler

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at Chry...

Joe Dehner ’88, Dan Zimmermann ’96, Nico Vardis ’99, Bill Zheng ’00 and Irina Zavatski ’01 talk about ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at Ford

Cleveland Institute of Art: Alumni at Ford

Eric Stoddard ’98 and Chris Mikalauskas ’13 talk about their automotive design careers.

The Masters Series

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Series - William Harper

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Se...

William Harper ’67, a New York artist whose works in metals and enamels are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Series - Franny Taft

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Se...

Cleveland Institute of Art congratulates Professor Emerita Franny Taft, who was the special honoree at the 2013 ...

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Series - Ed Mieczkowski

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Se...

Ed Mieczkowski, a 1957 CIA graduate and faculty member for nearly 40 years, has long been considered a founding...

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Series - Julian Stanczak

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Se...

Julian Stanczak, a 1954 CIA graduate and 30-year-plus CIA faculty member, is a true master colorist who produced...

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Series - John Paul Miller

Cleveland Institute of Art: The Masters Se...

John Paul Miller, a 1940 Cleveland Institute of Art graduate and longtime faculty member, works in his studio an...

Visiting Artists

Cleveland Institute of Art: Visiting Artist - Nick Cave

Cleveland Institute of Art: Visiting Artist - Nick Cave

Nick Cave is an international sound costume designer.