School of Art Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA —

Member Since January 25, 2011


Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art encourages experimentation and hybrid practices, as well as the history and traditions of art. Practice and theory are integrated aspects of study in all degree programs. The relationship between content and form is investigated from both practical and theoretical perspectives.

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- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 4-year

- Interdisciplinary undergraduate arts degrees
Bachelor of Humanities & Arts (BHA)
Bachelor of Science & Arts (BSA)
Bachelor of Computer Science & Arts (BCSA)

- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 3-year
#1 MFA in Multimedia #7 MFA Program overall (US News & World Report)

The School of Art is one of 5 schools in the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University including: Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Founded in 1905, the College was the first comprehensive arts teaching institution in the US.

Benchmarks of the School include collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and IDeATE; individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside traditional programs in painting, drawing, and sculpture. The School of Art is ranked as number six in the US and is currently number one in Time based and New Media by US News and World Reports.

Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities and one of the USAʼs most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The Pittsburgh Glass Center, the city has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities. .