The College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools, Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music; and its associated centers and programs. The college is internationally renowned for its unique, multidisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for the success and influence of its students and alumni, for visionary leadership in the development and transformation of the professions, and for its vital role in melding the exceptional capabilities of a great university with society and culture.
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.