RESEARCH CENTERS & AFFILIATED PROGRAMS
There are several affilicated initiatives on campus that foster connections between the arts, humanities, sciences, and computer science.
Center for the Arts in Society (CAS)
The Center for the Arts in Society is dedicated to energizing research and teaching that links the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with the College of Fine Arts. The Center supports graduate and undergraduate courses, faculty and student research projects, and collaborations with arts institutions in the Pittsburgh community. Members of the Center explore pressing issues such as cultural production and social responsibility, as well as developing new disciplinary approaches - visual anthropology, public arts policy, statistical graphics, and more.
Center for Iranian Music (CFIM)
The Center for Iranian Music strives to preserve and promote Iranian music, including
traditional music (the Dastgâh System), folk music (regional music of Iran), contemporary
music, and commemorative and religious music. The Music of Iran fall course 57-430 is
open to School of Music and BXA students.
Entertainment Technology Center (ETC)
The mission of the ETC is to foster leadership in education and research that combines technology and fine arts to create new processes, tools, and vision for storytelling and entertainment. The ETC offers a two-year Master of Entertainment Technology degree, jointly conferred by the College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science. The high concept behind both the Center and the Masters program is having technologists and fine artists work together on projects that produce artifacts that are intended to entertain, inform, inspire, or otherwise affect an audience/guest/player/participant. Because the larger challenge faced in authoring in new media is bringing together different disciplines, the ETC degree program is driven by trying to do this most effectively.
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
The STUDIO is a flexible laboratory for new modes of arts research, production and presentation. Founded in 1989, the STUDIO serves as a locus for hybrid enterprises on the Carnegie Mellon campus, the Pittsburgh region, and internationally. Its current emphasis on new-media arts builds on more than two decades of experience hosting interdisciplinary artists in an environment enriched by world-class science and engineering departments. Through residencies and outreach programs, the STUDIO provides opportunities for learning, dialogue and research that lead to innovative breakthroughs, new policies, and the redefinition of the role of the arts in a quickly changing world.
Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe)
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. IDeATe connects students and faculty from across the university through coursework and collaborative studio experiences. While earning your primary degree, you may choose to pursue a concentration (four courses) or minor (five courses) 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.
Master of Arts Management (MAM)
The MAM degree program unites the management and technology training of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management with the fine arts focus of the College of Fine Arts, to provide the combination of knowledge and skills that arts managers need to lead their organizations to success. BXA students who have an interest in arts management and wish to go on for an advanced degree may choose to apply for the MAM Accelerated Master's Program. In this program students take both graduate and undergraduate courses in the senior year, earn a BXA degree, and continue on for an additional year to complete the work for the Master of Arts Management (MAM) degree.
Located in the new Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, the Miller Gallery is a non-collecting university gallery named for Regina Gouger Miller, alumna of the School of Art and principal donor for the 9000-square foot building. The public exhibitions and programs replace the Hewlett Gallery and feature the diverse viewpoints of the university community, as well as artists working locally, nationally and abroad. Just as Carnegie Mellon University continues to successfully push the frontiers of science, humanities and the arts, the Miller Gallery presents art that is contemporary and courageous. Its mission is to offer thought-provoking programs that push the envelope of art, architecture and design.