School of Art

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art combines traditional media like painting and sculpture with the experimental practices of new media, physical computing, animation and creative coding unlike any other program in the country. Art students and faculty expand the possibilities of contemporary art through CMU’s rich interdisciplinary culture with collaborations in fields ranging from engineering to AI, biology to music.

Current faculty are accomplished artists who exhibit work around the world and are dedicated to providing students with a challenging and intensive education that encourages them to grow in both technical and distinctive artistic vision.

One of the top-ranked U.S. art programs, the School of Art’s curriculum allows students to move fluidly from traditional studio courses to cutting-edge lab environments, and from intimate roundtable discussion seminars to large-scale hackathons, symposia and lecture series. Students range from focused painters and experimental programmers to social practitioners and politically-engaged game designers.

Your support will help the School of Art shape the next generation of cultural leaders who will use their creative thinking to bring attention to some of society’s most urgent issues and imagine new futures.

What will you and the School of Art

Supporting excellence and diversity in the arts by expanding access to a School of Art education

Supporting excellence and diversity in the arts by expanding access to a School of Art education

Together, we can support: 

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
  • MFA Fellowships
  • Student Travel and Study Abroad Funds
Enriching the human experience by supporting School of Art creativity and discovery

Enriching the human experience by supporting School of Art creativity and discovery

Together, we can support: 

  • Endowed Professorships
  • Career Development Chairs
  • Visiting Artists Funds
  • Faculty Fellowship and Travel Fund
Enhancing excellence in art education with spaces for creation and performance

Enhancing excellence in art education with spaces for creation and performance

Together, we can support: 

  • Updating and equipping workshops and student studio space

Creativity thrives at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Contact Us
Carolyn Hess Abraham
College of Fine Arts
Associate Dean for Advancement
412-268-1214