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Photo + Video

Use the fundamentals of photography and video to explore the dynamic intersection between still and moving images. 

Demonstrations, lectures, and assignments will take place in the traditional darkroom, digital lab, lighting studio and during field trips to various locations.

Students will gain knowledge through technical training in photography and video camera controls, darkroom and inkjet printing, basic studio lighting, digital editing, and multimedia installation techniques. In addition, the class will focus on the fundamental rules of composition, contemporary concepts, and examples of historical and contemporary photographic and video works of art. Students will engage in a collaborative studio environment; contribute to and receive constructive critique; establish critical thinking skills and form a photographic vision while developing personal projects. No previous photography or video experience required. It is strongly recommended that students bring their own digital SLR camera with video functions and an external hard drive or large USB flash drive (64GB) for digital file storage.


We are accepting online applications through May 1. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at or call 216.421.7460.


A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.


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11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106 USA

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