MFA Admission-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University

MFA Admission

Highly selective, with typically 6 students admitted per year, the Masters of Fine Arts program 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 artmaking with a larger public sphere.

Fall term admission only.

All materials must be submitted online or postmarked by this date.



  • a bachelor's degree, which may be in any field, is required
  • graduate record examinations (GREs) are not required
  • completed MFA application form on SlideRoom
  • professional resume
  • official transcripts of all college work (sent directly from institutions)
  • statement of purpose (max 500 words)
  • completion of the MFA portfolio/creative work review on Slideroom
  • 3 recommendations
  • $50 application fee (non-refundable)
  • a visit to the campus, though not required, is highly recommended
Transcripts and TOEFL scores should be sent to:
Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Graduate Admissions 
5000 Forbes Ave
300 CFA Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(Institution Code: 2074)

Creative Work Review

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MFA DAYS | 2016-2017

October 27, December 9, January 19, February 9

12pm-2pm Tour & Info Session, College of Fine Arts room 303

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REGISTER by contacting: Keni Jefferson, MFA & Admissions Coordinator, 412.268.8001

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Admissions, MFA Day, Academics:

Keni Jefferson, MFA & Admissions Coordinator
412.268.8001, CFA 300

NOTE: No information regarding admission status will be available by telephone. Applicants will be notified of admission, waiting list or non-admission status by April 1, 2017. No application materials will be returned until the official notification process has been completed, on or about May 15, 2017.