Housed within one of the most respected research universities in the United States, the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art is a three-year, interdisciplinary, experimental program that provides its students with a challenging and supportive context in which to expand and develop their work and thinking as artists. The program views artmaking as a vital social, critical, and intellectual pursuit.

The MFA cohort, limited to 18 students, works with highly active faculty members who possess a diverse set of expertise. The program is guided by four core faculty members who — along with the School’s additional 18 full-time faculty — provide extensive support and mentorship for each student. Throughout their study, graduate students also have myriad opportunities for critique and studio visits with highly-acclaimed national and international visiting artists, curators, and critics.

The program is housed in a new facility exclusively for graduate art students. It includes 18 individual studios, each approximately 300 square feet with large windows for ample natural light; common study and community areas; a fully-stocked kitchen; administrative offices; and a 1,200-square-foot flexible-use space for coursework, critique, seminars, and more. In addition, students have access to all the state-of-the-art facilities, encompassing both traditional and new media, at the School of Art.

Applications for Fall 2022 are due January 17, 2022, and the school will host a virtual information session on December 17 at 10am (EST).

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