School of Art Carnegie Mellon University
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Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

BIO
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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DEGREE PROGRAMS: www.cmu.edu/art/programs
APPLY: www.cmu.edu/art/admission

- 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.

A faculty of more than 30 active professionals, 200 undergraduates, 18 graduates, 10 administrative/technical staff, affiliate research institutions, and diverse alumni make up our growing family. Friends always welcome.

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JOB

HIRING: 2-YEAR VISITING to TENURE TRACK FACULTY in PRINT MEDIA: Carnegie Mellon School of Art | Pittsburgh


Deadline:
Thu Mar 20, 2014 17:00

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

HIRING: 2-YEAR VISITING to TENURE TRACK FACULTY in PRINT MEDIA: Carnegie Mellon School of Art | Pittsburgh

Applications are due March 20, 2014.

Beginning August 2014


Two-year visiting or tenure track position (depending on qualifications).

Seeking artist who uses print processes as an important part of their artistic practice to teach print and other 2D media at all levels. We are seeking an artist with a multidisciplinary orientation, conceptual strengths and contextual sensibility for our innovative BFA and MFA programs. Salary and benefits competitive.

Start August 2014. Advanced degree or equivalent.


The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts that also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. Its undergraduate and graduate curricula include innovative media and concept classes, contextual practice, history and theory, as well as university academic study. Areas of concentration include Drawing, Painting, Print Media and Photography (DP3); Sculpture, Installation, and Site-Work (SIS); Electronic and Time-Based Work (ETB); and Contextual Practice (CP).

The School consists of 23 full-time faculty, 10 staff members, approximately 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students. In addition to BFA and MFA degrees in Art, interdisciplinary degrees are offered in collaboration with other colleges in the university. US News and World Report ranks our MFA # 1 for multimedia and visual communications and # 7 overall.

The School of Art is actively involved with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Center for the Arts in Society, unique centers for interdisciplinary arts research and education. Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the ‘Best Arts Destination’ among mid-size cities and one of the USA’s most affordable and livable places. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Galleries, and Pittsburgh Glass Center, the city has a vibrant young art scene that includes many small galleries and alternative exhibition opportunities.

Application Requirements:

All application material must be submitted through Slideroom at:
https://cmuartjobs.slideroom.com

• Letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement
• Curriculum Vitae
• Proposal for a junior/senior level class in Print Media (preferred but not required)
• Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters)
• Documentation of artwork.
• College-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships preferred.

Additional Programmatic Information: http://www.cmu.edu/art

Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity. Minorities are encouraged to apply.



OPPORTUNITY

APPLY: Interdisciplinary + Social Practice MFA at Carnegie Mellon University. Deadline Jan 31, 2014


Deadline:
Fri Jan 31, 2014 17:00

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

The Master of Fine Arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University is an innovative, interdiciplinary, contextually oriented, three-year program.

While the School of Art is the cultural home base of the MFA Program, the degree is designed to connect art-making to both the university and greater Pittsburgh communities.

One of the first art schools in the US to have a Contextual Practice area, the program has over a 20-year history of supporting students in the production of experimental, socially engaged art projects that develop new venues and audiences for art and expand the role of the arts in society.

::: ABOUT - more about the program, curriculum, tuition
http://www.cmu.edu/art/programs/mfa/index.html

::: VISIT - "MFA DAYS" DECEMBER 6, JANUARY 23, FEBRUARY 6
Group info session and tour for MFA Applicants from 12pm-2pm. Visitors are welcome to join the MFA integrative seminar from 630-930pm on Thursday nights.

REGISTER by contacting: Keni Jefferson, MFA & Admissions Coordinator, kjefferson@cmu.edu, 412.268.8001

::: APPLY - DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2014
http://www.cmu.edu/art/admission/mfa.html


JOB

Carnegie Mellon University School of Art - Kraus Visiting Professorship, Contextual Practice (1 semester: Fall 2014 or Spring 2015)


Deadline:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 17:00

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

The School of Art (SOA) at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an experienced artist with an established record for a one-semester visiting professorship in our Contextual Practice area.

We are seeking a dynamic individual working within the expanded field of socially and publicly engaged art practice to contribute to our unique program. Expertise and experience in other fields of artistic and non-artistic research is also welcome, along with conceptual strengths, collaborative approaches and a multidisciplinary orientation.

The Kraus Visiting Professor will teach one class, maintain a visible practice and present a lecture in the School of Art lecture series. A private studio will be provided, along with access to facilities.

The School of Art's Contextual Practice concentration is the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the country, engaging students in the study and production of socially engaged art projects that respond to specific public contexts and audiences. All art majors are required to take at least one CP class during their time at CMU.

Extending a history of site-specific, conceptual, public, and performance art practices, Contextual Practice covers a range of exciting experimental approaches to making art in the public including:

street art
participatory art
urban interventions
interactive social media
politically engaged art

MORE ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE CONTEXTUAL PRACTICE
http://www.cmu.edu/art/programs/bfa/concentration/cp.html

MORE ABOUT GRADUATE CONTEXTUAL PRACTICE
http://www.cmu.edu/art/programs/mfa/contextual-practice/index.html

Qualifications: An artist with a distinguished record and established background in publicly and socially engaged art, and an advanced degree or equivalent. University level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships is desirable.

Appointment level: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary and benefits: $25,000 plus studio space

Application Requirements:

All application material must be submitted through Slideroom at: https://cmuartjobs.slideroom.com

Letter of application with teaching philosophy and artist statement
Curriculum Vitae
Proposal for a junior/senior level class in Contextual Practice
Names/email addresses/telephone numbers of 3 references (no recommendation letters)
Documentation of artwork

Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunities employer committed to diversity. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Email : artscool@andrew.cmu.edu



EVENT

BASEMENT MIRACLE: 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University


Dates:
Fri Mar 29, 2013 06:00 - Sun Apr 21, 2013

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University presents "BASEMENT MIRACLE", an exhibition of final work by the Masters of Fine Arts class of 2013. The exhibition and related events are all FREE and open to the public.

ARTISTS:
SCOTT ANDREW
FELIPE CASTELBLANCO
CRAIG FAHNER
STEVE GURYSH
LUKE LOEFFLER
DAN WILCOX
ERIN WOMACK


|| OPENING RECEPTION ||

MARCH 29, 6-8pm, Miller Gallery, CMU

|| ARTIST CRITIQUES ||

APRIL 4, 6-9pm:
Special Guest : Steve Deitz, President and artistic director of Northern Lights.
Artists: C. Fahner, S. Gurysh, L. Loeffler, D. Wilcox

APRIL 18, 6-9pm:
Special Guest: Daniel Baumann, co-curator of the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Artists: F. Castelblanco, S. Andrew, E. Womack

For more details, visit:
http://www.cmu.edu/millergallery/exhibitions/mfa2013

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"They say that some people have gone into the basement of Carnegie Mellon’s Doherty Hall and never been seen again...In subterranean studios, they have performed their alchemy - ingeniously transforming everyday materials, objects, and devices into extraordinary constructions, challenging propositions, outrageous performances, political statements, and conceptual conundrums." - John Carson, Head of the School of Art

|| ABOUT THE ARTISTS ||

SCOTT ANDREW creates immersive environments that generate confrontational and absurd experiences with characters culled from parallel universes. His opulent fantasies draw from prelapsarian longing, fetish, and kitsch by recycling fashion, mythology, and items from his grandma's attic. www.scottnandrew.com

FELIPE CASTELBLANCO creates participatory experiences and coexistent (if sometimes contentious) encounters across vast distances, through urban interventions, video, and networked installations. He is currently developing a body of work that imagines air as a material embodiment of the public sphere. www.felipecastelblanco.com

CRAIG FAHNER is a sound and media artist whose radical uses of media and technology facilitate unlikely participatory experiences. www.craigfahner.com

STEVE GURYSH creates time-based and sculptural media that explore economies of energy, cycles of technological advancement and obsolescence, as well as sincere attempts to encounter the miraculous. www.stevegurysh.com

LUKE LOEFFLER works with sculpture and code in response to the consumption, influence, and politics of personal technologies, exploring the gap between our desires reflected through our tools and the disappointing reality they can unintentionally engender. www.lukeloeffler.com

DAN WILCOX is an astronaut. His recent research and experience on a simulated Mars mission in the Utah desert laid the groundwork for a concept album and astronaut rock opera, robotcowboy: Onward to Mars, that viewers will encounter in this exhibition. www.danomatika.com

ERIN WOMACK creates multimedia artworks that embody a series of imagined worlds, creating a framework for mapping consciousness and reflecting the chaos of the human experience. www.erin-womack.com

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The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University considers, in practical and visionary terms, the role of art and the artist in society. Ranked #1 in the nation for its multimedia Master of Fine Arts Program, the school produces artists of exceptional ability and initiative who are able to connect meaningfully with the communities around them. All School of Art degree programs (Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts) and its Pre-College Program, incorporate a broad-based approach to art-making, encouraging a coherent, informed understanding of personal, public, conceptual and technical issues relevant to many forms of artistic expression.

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The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. The Miller Gallery is the contemporary art gallery of Carnegie Mellon, located on campus in the Purnell Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Admission is free and open to the public from 12-6pm Tuesday - Sunday.


OPPORTUNITY

Application Deadline Jan 25: MFA Program at Carnegie Mellon University


Deadline:
Fri Jan 25, 2013 17:00

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Highly selective, with typically 6 students admitted per year, the Masters of Fine Arts program at Carnegie Mellon University seeks artists who demonstrate the ability to carry out a significant body of creative work, show an interest in interdisciplinary practice, and a desire to connect art-making with a larger public sphere.

www.cmu.edu/art
@SOA_CMU
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412.268.2409

----- APPLY ------

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013.
Fall term admission only.

All materials must be submitted online by this date via Slideroom. https://cmumfa.slideroom.com

http://www.cmu.edu/art/admission/mfa.html

----- ABOUT THE MFA PROGRAM ------

Ranked #1 in Design & Multimedia and #7 overall (US News & World Report), the Master of Fine Arts is an innovative, highly interdiciplinary, contextually oriented, three-year program.

The program produces artists of exceptional ability and initiative who are able to create opportunities for themselves and connect meaningfully with communities and cultures around them.

The School of Art helps cultivate artists who pursue intellectually broad-based, socially minded approaches to art-making, encouraging a new vitality and relevance of art.

Art making in the graduate program:

# is regarded as a mode of creative inquiry whose by-products may be materially intangible or intangible, static or time-based, long-lived or temporary;
# is inclusive rather than exclusive — all natural and human-created tools, technologies, materials, ideas and contexts are regarded as available to the artist for analysis, exploration, exploitation, image-development, synthesis and gesture;
# expands, and thereby redefines, the parameters of art by taking risks and risking failure;
# engages contemporary issues, ideas and technologies, anticipating the future and utilizing the past not as a safety net but as a springboard;
# is responsive to local, national and global contexts, addressing the culture inside and outside of art;
# is attuned to the nature of a university environment, both enriching and mining its resources.

----- ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ART -----

The School of Art is a premier location for the interface between art and technology and for interdisciplinary art practice.

The art degree programs and environment are designed to develop individuals capable of working as artists in a complex, rapidly changing global culture. Connections with other CMU departments and research units enhance the creative and academic opportunities available to art students.

Art faculty, all practicing artists or scholars, provide an intense, professional learning environment where students enjoy close ties with their instructors and each other.

Students, faculty and staff contribute regularly to CMU and Pittsburgh's creative communities. Places to see and exhibit art on campus, throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods are varied and plentiful.

The School of Art:

# Combines the advantages of a renowned studio program with the interdisciplinary resources of a top tier university.
# Offers breadth and depth through an inclusive approach toward educating artists.
# Encourages experimentation, crossing boundaries, and hybrid processes as well as engaging the history and traditions of art.
# Fosters problem solving skills and the ability to work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing global culture.
# Provides versatile training from a professionally active faculty who focus on students as individuals.
# Provides 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities in a safe, supportive environment.
# Ensures broad and balanced exposure to a wide range of media, embracing new and established technologies.
# Engages intentionally with local and international communities through courses, events, internships, and study abroad.
# Cultivates and celebrates diversity in educating artists for the future.
# Contributes to a city and region with countless cultural and recreational opportunities.
# Offers career guidance preparing alumni to negotiate their way successfully in the world with creativity and intelligence.