share this

Share This Search

Admissions . Apply . Transfer from Davis 

Transfer from Davis

Transfer Your Creativity

Through this new partnership, Davis 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 majors in visual arts, craft, integrated media, and design.

Course Options

Below are the Davis courses that will qualify for transfer toward each CIA course. Classes highlighted in lavender are CIA classes. Classes highlighted in white/grey are Davis classes. 

 FNDN 1102D Design3
  DSN110 2D Design 5
 FNDN 1113D Design3
  DSN115 3D Design 5
 FNDN 120Digital I3
  DSN138 Digital Image Making 5
or DSN131 Digital Layout & Print Publishing 5
or INT132 Computer Aided Drafting & Design 5
 FNDN 130Observational Drawing3
  DSN108 Drawing Foundations 5
 FNDN 131Life Drawing3
  DSN109 Drawing II 5
 FNDN 150Studio Discovery3
  DNS125 Typography 4
or DSN140 Color Principles 5
or DSN220 Packaging Design 5
or INT138 Textiles 5
or INT220 Interior Design: Residential 5
 WR 101Writing + Inquiry I3
  COM121 Composition I 5
 WR 102Writing + Inquiry II3
  CIN122 Composition II 5
 ACD 250Themes and Movements in Art + Design3
  ART205 Art History 5
  Quantitative Reasoning Liberal Arts Requirement3
  MAC231 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
 or MGT230 Statistics 5


Students are required to take the following classes at Davis in this pathway:
IDS 110 Forum on Technology & Resources (5 credits)
MTH102 Introductory Algebra (5 credits)


*FNDN 150 Studio Discovery must be satisfied by at least 5 quarter credits. Students should be encouraged to complete a 5-quarter credit course or 2 equivalent courses of lesser credits totaling at least 5 quarter credits. 

The CIA course, AC 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.

For more information:

Karen Wellman
Assistant Director, Admissions
216.421.7422 | Contact

Why CIA?

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.