Cleveland Institute of Art requires a minimum of 126-135 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Cleveland Institute of Art, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Cleveland Institute of Art accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Cleveland Institute of Art does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 56% of students who start college at Cleveland Institute of Art complete all the credits required within six years.
Cleveland Institute of Art offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Cleveland Institute of Art may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Cleveland Institute of Art has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Cleveland Institute of Art.
Reminder: Check with Cleveland Institute of Art directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Cleveland Institute of Art students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Cleveland Institute of Art.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland Institute of Art offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Cleveland Institute of Art does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Cleveland Institute of Art has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Cleveland Institute of Art offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ Cleveland Institute of Art does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Students at Cleveland Institute of Art are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Cleveland Institute of Art does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Jessica R Gund Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Cleveland Institute of Art does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Cleveland Institute of Art have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Cleveland Institute of Art has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Cleveland Institute of Art include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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