Carnegie Mellon University

Moving Forward with a New Direction

For the past two years, students within the College of Fine Arts — like the entire university — successfully pivoted to a new way of learning. Remote instruction was the order of the day, and this academic year marks the beginning of a return to classroom instruction as we once knew it. Of course, there are still protocols in place, both by CFA and the entire campus community, to help ensure our health and safety. As is often said, change is a constant, and our college is no exception to that rule. Every program and academic area within CFA has seen updates and improvements to strengthen educational opportunities, whether through new staff, new curriculum or expanded facilities. What follows is a bird's-eye view of the freshest news from around the college.

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School of Architecture

School of Architecture’s EX-CHANGE Exhibition and Publication Celebrates Student Work that Addresses Future Challenges

Student screenprinting

School of Art

School of Art Launches New Foundations Curriculum this Fall

Product design lab.

School of Design

Facility Improvements Advance Education

Robert Ramirez

School of Drama

Setting a New Course Under Robert Ramirez

Jonathan Bailey Holland

School of Music

Jonathan Bailey Holland Shares His Vision for the School of Music

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BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

Looking Ahead for BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

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Miller Institute for Contemporary Art

New Student Committee Reshaping Arts Engagement at Miller ICA

Nica Ross

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Nica Ross Begins First Term as STUDIO Director

Group of faculty and staff at a DEI conference.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Building a Healthier, More Dynamic Experience for All

Heinz College facade.

Master of Arts Management

New Adjunct Faculty Bring More Class Choices, Expanded Learning