BFA Curriculum-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University

BFA Curriculum

An interdisciplinary approach permeates all aspects of the BFA degree. At least 1 in 4 courses are non-studio academic courses, building a broader education that better informs a creative life.

The undergraduate curriculum is divided into conceptually-based and media-based courses. Studio courses comprise over 60% of study and with academic courses comprising the remainder. The dual approach ensures that all students experience high quality, consistent training in in a variety of approaches to making and understanding contemporary art.

BFA Course Requirements (384 total units):

Concept Studio

Foundation & Advanced Media Studios

History & Theory


Senior Studio