Artistic & Intellectual Development-Student Affairs - Carnegie Mellon University

Artistic and Intellectual Curiosity

Developing an artistic and intellectual curiosity means more than becoming an expert in your chosen academic discipline. Exposure to a broad range of stimulating opportunities allows students to truly engage in the educational process. Learning then becomes a lifelong pursuit of understanding and appreciation rather than a means to an end. The realization that “higher education” means more than attaining a degree is our desired outcome.

What are you curious about? These programs and resources can assist you in your exploration:

The Arts pass program allows students to gain free entry into museums and other area attractions.

Lectures on a wide variety of topics are hosted most Monday’s and Thursday’s throughout the year as a part of the University Lecture Series.  The Activities Board also coordinates a series of lectures and political speakers.

The Summit Conference provides students an opportunity to explore intellectual and personal interests outside of regular coursework.

The Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) program awards grants to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in all fields of study and the Fellowship Resource Advising Center can assist you in finding a scholarship or applying for prestigious awards.

We are fortunate to have a vibrant arts community in the city and right on our campus. Check out the schedules for drama performances, music recitals, and art shows.