The School of Art is one of five schools in the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the Schools of Architecture, Design, Drama and Music. The School is distinguished by collaborative relationships with innovative learning environments such as the Center for Arts in Society, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and IDeATe; individual studios for all junior and senior BFAs; 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities; and a unique curriculum that includes concept and media studios, contextual practice, critical theory, and technology alongside programs in electronic and time based media; painting, drawing, print media, and photography; and sculpture, installation and site-specific work. The MFA Program at the School of Art is ranked as number seven overall and number one in Time Based and New Media by US News and World Report.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has been cited as being the “Best Arts Destination” among mid-sized cities and one of the USA?s most affordable cities. In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory Museum, Carrie Furnaces, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,... and the Silver Eye Center for Photography, the city has a burgeoning art scene that encompasses many experimental and public exhibition opportunities.