Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission

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Fine Arts Admission

Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts Admission Requirements

The College of Fine Arts is comprised of five distinct schools:

On this site, you’ll find details about the specific admission procedures for Carnegie Mellon’s Schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, which require an audition or portfolio review. If you apply to more than one of these programs, you’ll need to complete the registration process for each program’s required artistic component.

Students interested in Carnegie Mellon's BXA interdisciplinary degrees must be accepted into one of the five CFA schools, as well as their second college of interest (e.g. the School of Computer Science, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences or Mellon College of Science).

It’s important to note that all fine arts applicants are required to submit the Common Application in order to register for an audition or on or off-campus portfolio review. Pay attention to the following deadlines as you prepare to apply to Carnegie Mellon:

2015 Application Plans

Early Decision

Regular Decision

Fall Transfer

School of Architecture

November 1*

January 1

January 1

School of Art

November 1*

January 1

January 1

School of Design

November 1*

January 1

January 1

School of Music

November 1*

December 1

December 1

School of Drama

November 1**

December 1***

December 1


* Not available for music & technology or BXA (BCSA, BHA or BSA) programs.

** Not available for acting, directing or music theatre, although November auditions are still available for these majors.

*** For all auditions except the November audition date – if you'd like to audition on the November date, please apply by November 1.

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