October 29, 2019

MFA program virtual open house

Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

MFA facility, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art. Photo: Tom Little.

First opportunity to preview the recently completed 10,000 square-foot new MFA facility

The MFA Program at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to announce a Virtual Open House, which will be livestreamed from the Program’s new facility on Thursday, December 5 at 12pm EST. Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear an overview from Program Director Jon Rubin, as well as meet the other three members of the core faculty, Devan Shimoyama, Susanne Slavick, and Angela Washko. There will also be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Attendees of the virtual open house will be among the first to preview the new MFA facility, which will be completed shortly before the event. This new 10,000 square-foot graduate facility transforms the experience of MFA students at CMU, helping to create a cohesive community with many opportunities for both structured and organic collaboration. Generous, naturally lit individual studios support a wide-range of artistic practice, from large scale sculpture and painting to experimental animation, creative coding, and more. The facility also includes a spacious its own kitchen, a dedicated seminar room, and a large flexible-use space that will support varied coursework, group critiques, roundtable seminars, and public programming.

Register for the virtual open house here.

Prospective students may also arrange a time to visit campus to tour the School of Art’s facilities. To arrange a visit, please contact MFA Program Coordinator, Julie Azzam at jazzam [​at​]

About the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art
The MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art is an interdisciplinary, experimental, research-based program that provides its students with a challenging and supportive context in which to expand and develop their work and thinking as artists. Ranked the sixth best graduate program in art by U.S. News and World Report, we view art making as a vital social, critical, and intellectual pursuit. With generous tuition scholarships, guaranteed graduate assistantships, four core faculty members, an additional 16 tenured and tenure-track professors within the school, and opportunities for critique from visiting artists, curators, and critics, the MFA program fosters intensive intellectual relationships with each of its Masters candidates. For more information, please visiting

Applications for fall admission are due January 13, 2020. Apply here.

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