Information For Undergraduates - Carnegie Mellon University
The School of Art offers three programs that serve as models for a flexible, progressive approach to the education of the artist:
a four-year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in art,
a three-year graduate program leading to a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in art, and
academic year and summer pre-college programs for high school students.
Additionally, the School of Art, together with the four other schools in the College of Fine Arts, also participates in two interdisciplinary degree programs connected to disciplines outside of the arts:
a four-year undergraduate program with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences leading to a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (B.H.A.) degree with a focus in art, and
a four-year undergraduate program with the Mellon College of Science leading to a Bachelor of Science and Arts (B.S.A.) degree with a focus in art.
The School of Art also offers occasional undergraduate summer courses.
The School's educational programs are enhanced by two well-established lecture series, which serve not only the School of Art, but also the university and the Pittsburgh community. For information on these lecture programs.
There are about 200 undergraduate art majors and 18 graduate students who interact with undergraduates as teaching assistants and co-artists. Our students hail from California to Maine and overseas as well. Their passions are all over the map â€“ drawing dervishes or dreams, painting painstaking portraits and arresting abstractions, fashioning sculptures from chocolate chip cookie dough, clay, welded steel and cast aluminum, animating invented species in videos and robotic constructions, erecting film sets from scavenged lumber, and conjuring environments both maniacal and meditative. Classmates really move, inspire and constructively challenge each other!
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