Carnegie Mellon University

About CFA

We encourage critical inquiry and creative production, melding CMU with society and culture.

At the College of Fine Arts, we cultivate a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals within our five schools (Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music), our associated programs (BXA Intercollege Degree Programs and Arts & Entertainment Management), the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

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Inspiring Transformational Leadership

We enhance and integrate the excellence and distinction of our five schools with the strengths of our university, establishing our position of international leadership. Students are prepared to engage successfully with local and international communities, and are empowered to transform their professions through critical inquiry and creative production.

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Enhancing Society with Art Education

We are internationally renowned for our unique multidisciplinary capabilities and distinctive pedagogical approaches, for our success and influence of our students and alumni, for our visionary leadership in the development and transformation of the professions and for our vital role in melding the exceptional capabilities of our great university with society and culture.