Study Abroad-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University

Study Abroad

International study is a popular and encouraged option in the School of Art. We have established exchange connections with many schools around the world, and up to one half of graduating seniors have studied abroad.

The School of Art also welcomes exhange students each semester. The array of experiences our students bring back and forth with them from all over the world enriches the school's creative process and our communal dialogue. College of Fine Arts summer programs, such as "Discovering the City", an interdisciplinary arts course in cities such as Rome and Barcelona provide other options for international experience.

Requirements & Schools

Art students of good academic standing are eligible to spend either a semester of their junior year, or a summer before or after their junior year, in one of many available international programs. These programs include exchange programs sponsored by the School of Art in which a student’s financial aid package remains in effect, and programs sponsored by other institutions.

International exchange partners currently include:

Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts
Active until October 2016

Tokyo Polytechnic
Active until July 2016

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Active until October 2016

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Active until December 2017

Auckland University of Technology
Active until May 2017

Universitat der Kunst Berlin
Active until October 2016

Bilkent University
Active until May 2017


Study Abroad contact:
Keni Jefferson, CFA 300

University Study Abroad Office

Travel & Project Funding

where we've gone

Students and faculty have also participated in numerous projects located in:

  • an abandoned bottle factory in Sardinia, Italy
  • a former castle in Skoki, Poland through the Poznan Academy of Art
  • a defunct army base in Metzingen, Germany
  • the Aichi Prefectural Art Center in Nagoya, Japan
  • a vacant slaughterhouse, private gardens and the lagoon of Venice, in cooperation with the Scuola Grafica and civic organizations in Italy
  • public areas of Schwabisch Hall, Germany