Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission

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College of Fine Arts

Many Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists and Professionals Have Graduated from our Fine Arts Schools

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) was the first comprehensive arts training institution founded in the country. CFA concentrates on the education of those who wish to become professionals in the arts through a program based on conservatory and studio training and reinforced by the myriad of learning opportunities available at the university as a whole.

CFA is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: the School of ArchitectureSchool of ArtSchool of DesignSchool of Drama and School of Music and its associated centers and programs.

Students apply for admission directly to a specific school and are immediately immersed in that major upon enrollment to Carnegie Mellon. Each major is highly specialized yet also focuses on collaboration with other academic and artistic disciplines. With a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, students work closely with professors during the artistic process.

Carnegie Mellon’s CFA Alumni:

  • Shape the worlds of television, stage and film
  • Create art collected in international museums
  • Compose for, perform and conduct in major symphony orchestras, choruses and opera companies
  • Design notable buildings, building systems and architectural imaging systems
  • Create significant innovations in communication, graphic and industrial design
  • Share their knowledge and passion as professors and deans in major arts institutions
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