Carnegie Mellon School of Art

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University offers an unparalleled convergence of contemporary art, technology, and critical discourse.  Combining a renowned studio program with the interdisciplinary resources of a cutting-edge research environment, the School bridges the fundamental areas of studio practice with the experimental practices of new media, physical computing, and program-based expression. An esteemed faculty provides an intense, professional-level learning environment that fosters experimentation, boundary crossing, and the development of hybrid processes.

Rated the number six art school in the US, and number one in the area of time-based and new media, the School stands among the world’s leading art programs and is designed as one of the most progressive environments for student learning. The school’s rich history informs its current position as an expansive platform for creative experimentation and social engagement through art and innovation. From our intimate and focused MFA to our progressive BFA and unique BXA degrees, the School of Art occupies a space of research, creative practices, developing technologies, and new ideas unlike any other art school in the world.



BFA/BXA: 4 years, full time; MFA: 3 years, full time.


Interdisciplinary (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Electronic and Time-Based Media).

current faculty

Kim Beck, Bob Bingham, John Carson, James Duesing, Echo Eggebrecht, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Carol Kumata, Golan Levin, Joe Mannino, Clayton Merrell, Paolo Pedercini, Rich Pell, Melissa Ragona, Jon Rubin, Devan Shimoyama, Suzie Silver, Susanne Slavick, Allison Smith, Angela Washko, Imin Yeh.

notable alumni

Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, Raymond Saunders, Mel Bochner, Nancy Hagin, Jonathan Borofsky, Joyce Kozloff, Diane Samuels, Deborah Kass, Renee Stout, Jamie Adams, John Currin, Katherine Kuharic, Rob Rogers, Ryan McGinness, Paul Vanouse, Peter Coffin, Carrie Schneider, Shana Moulton, Institute for New Feeling.