Programs-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University

Degree Programs

The School of Art offers two fine arts degrees (BFA/MFA), and supports three interdisciplinary degrees (BXA), that serve as models for a flexible, progressive approach to educating artists:

Design, Arts and Technology Study Opportunities 

Carnegie Mellon University’s diverse and top-ranked academic programs in computing, engineering, design, and the arts are uniquely positioned to serve students who have interdisciplinary interests bridging technology and creative practice. The Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) connects students and faculty from across the university through coursework and collaborative studio experiences. You have the opportunity to integrate a concentration into your degree in any of the following eight creative industry areas:  game design, animation and special effects, media design, learning media, sound design, entrepreneurship for creative industries, intelligent environments and physical computing.  To learn more, visit IDeATe.

The School of Art and School of Design offer an Art & Design Pre-College Program for high school students:

integrated practice

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.


All degree programs are enhanced by a well-established visiting artist lecture series and special events that are free and open to the public.