Glass Education

Study Info

Institution, Facilities Cleveland Institute of Art
School Type Institute of Art
Course Title Bachelor of Fine Arts
Duration 5 years
Degree BA

Contact Info

Address Cleveland Institute of Art
University Circle
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1710
Phone: 001 216.421.7418 or
Fax: 001 216.421.7438
Contact Matthew Hollern, Chair, Crafts Cluster
Chair, Crafts Cluster.


Educating the total artist is not a cliché at CIA. Since 1882 we've been dedicated to graduating artists and designers - recognized as thinkers and innovators. Our graduates are grounded in the basic fundamentals of art, have in-depth experience in a major area of concentration, and are exposed to a wide variety of disciplines through a cluster system.

The five year Bachelor of Arts degree is anchored by a two-year foundation program and a close relationship between majors through a cluster concept. While the primary emphasis is on studio course work, liberal arts are the threads that knit together the complete artist.

Crafts Cluster: fiber, enameling, glass, ceramics, metals
Design Cluster: illustration, medical illustration, graphic design, interior design, industrial design
Fine Arts Cluster: drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture
Multi-Disciplinary: technology and integrated media, environment - time