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Admissions . Visiting . For Prospective Students 

Experience CIA for Yourself

Imagine being in learning spaces crafted by artists and designers — that is CIA

Launch Experience

Whether you visit with us on campus or virtually, there are many options for you to get to know our campus, students, faculty, and admission staff while experiencing the sweeping creativity of CIA. We look forward to getting to know you!

Registration is required for all campus-based admission events. Visitors to campus must comply with CIA’s COVID-19 protocols. For more information about directions and parking on campus, visit here.

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In-Person Opportunities

Campus Tours

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Interested in getting acquainted with our campus and our neighborhood, University Circle? Visit us for a tour, information session, and meetings with both an admissions and financial aid counseler.

Schedule your visit today!

On-Campus Events

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Join us on campus to learn how CIA can be the first step in discovering your creative practice. Open houses allow you to tour campus, meet faculty and more! Portfolio days allow you to gain feedback and insights on pieces you are thinking about submitting.

Register for an event today!

Off-Campus Events

A CIA faculty member is at a National Portfolio Day reviewing a potential students artwork. There are a bunch of tables with other students getting portfolio reviews behind them.

Each year, our admissions counselors travel to college fairs, national portfolio days, and many other events. Learn where you can meet our counselors across the country throughout the year!

Explore available opportunities!

Virtual Opportunities

Virtual Visits

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Looking to craft a personalized one-on-one virtual visit with a CIA Admissions counselor? Get your application questions answered, have a virtual tour and a portfolio review. Send us an email below to schedule your visit. 

Schedule your personalized virtual visit today!

Information Sessions

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Log on to learn how CIA can be the first step in discovering your creative practice. Join us for a general information session for an overview of what a CIA education looks like or take a deeper dive into your area of interest, student life, housing or financial aid. Our calendar is always being updated with new sessions, so check back often!

See the available sessions.