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Putting your degree to work Developing your career at the Cleveland Institute of Art


Prepare for a career

The Cleveland Institute of Art develops the complete artist and designer, with the skills and experience to move directly into a career. CIA graduates are well prepared for employment through a strong professional practices curriculum, rigorous liberal arts and studio practices, and opportunities for internships.

0.07% is CIA’s cohort loan default rate for the 2010 graduating class, far below the national average of 9.1%


84% of CIA graduates over the last three years are working in the field of art + design


Josh Maxwell ’13, Biomedical Art, interned at National Geographic after his junior year


$61,000 median income for Medical Illustration

81% of CIA’s 2012 graduates participated in one or more internships. 100% of 2012 graduates in Drawing, Ceramics, Photography, Interior Architecture, Printmaking, and Sculpture participated in one or more internships. 99% of 2012 graduates in Glass, Biomedical Art, and Graphic Design participated in one or more internships.


Art+Design Career Outlook

From game design and animation to illustration and fine arts, CIA students can expect to work in the growing arts and entertainment industry.


$59 billion Game Design Industry


Our formula for success

CIA is a small school that delivers big results. Cores+Connections is the academic philosophy that we’ve woven into each year of the student experience.

$9 billion Graphic Design Industry


$43,470 median pay for craft and fine artists

At our Core is a mastery of technique and extensive liberal arts curriculum. We build on to the Core with an extensive network of Connections to national and international artists, designers, museums and galleries, and Fortune 500 companies.


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You’re educated as a creative thinker to enter a creative career. Earning your degree here means that you can make a living by doing what you love.


$2 trillion global spending on entertainment + media


5 Automotive Designers Scott Krugger ’01 Ryan Nagode ’03 2013 Dodge Viper lead designers

4 Painter Ben Grasso ’04 Lives and works in Brooklyn NY


NASA Photographer Michelle Marie Murphy ’03 Photographer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center


Jewelry Designer Stephanie Schwallie ’04 Isaac Mizrahi


Painter Dana Schutz ’99 Exhibits in NYC and internationally

Motorcycle Designer Scott Colosimo ’04 Owner, Cleveland CycleWerks


3 Concept Artist Wes Burt ’04 Transformer concepts for Massive Black

6 Designer Patty Hume ’97 Water features for hotels and parks, like this one outside Seattle

Game Designer Ryan Faraji ’05 Entertainment Arts


Don’t take our word for it

Go to cia.edu/alumni and hear from our alumni directly. We’ve talked with several alums about their path to success and current work. 6 1 2 3 4 5

Wes Burt ’03 Carlita Alexander ’03 Lisa Pascolini ’86 Antonia Campanella ’10 René Polin ’94

6 Jennifer Trausch ’00 7 Doan Buu ’04 8 Dominic Laurienzo ’96 9 Ben Grasso ’03 10 Mark Reigelman ’06 11 John Chuldenko ’98 12 Patty Hume ’97 13 Nate Cotterman ’07 14 Thu Tran ’05

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Majors at CIA Animation Biomedical Art Ceramics Drawing Game Design Glass Graphic Design Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry+Metals Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture

11141 East Boulevard Cleveland OH 44106 cia.edu/admissions— 800.223.4700— 216.421.7418— admissions@cia.edu

Putting your creativity to work  

Developing your career at the Cleveland Institute of Art