The Carnegie Mellon University School of Art (CMU) will present an expansion of 10000 square feet for university graduates. The space has eighteen studios, community areas and a multipurpose sector. In addition, with the objective of developing the arts department, the CMU is carrying out an update and optimization of the resources provided for the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program.

Ph: Tom Little.

As explained by the American institution, the expansion of the arts department seeks to strengthen the master's program from an interdisciplinary, experimental and research-based perspective that allows students to develop high-level organic projects within a collaborative context. Under these premises, the new studios―conceived for various disciplines (whether sculpture, painting, animation or creative coding) of art and illuminated with natural light― attract almost twenty former MFA alumni.

As for the multipurpose space that will be part of the new extension ―planned to inaugurate in autumn―, it will be destined to exchange ideas through group criticism, the teaching of various courses and seminars among other things. Also, given the large dimensions of the space (at least seventy people will fit), it will serve as a place for activations, exhibitions and events open to the public.

On November 20, within the framework of the MFA, the CMU offers an open day to learn about the new facilities (to register: To apply for the master's degree that begins in the fall of 2020, registration is open until January 13.


Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

Housed within one of the most respected research universities in the United States, the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art provides its students with a challenging and supportive context in which to expand and develop their work and thinking as artists. With generous tuition scholarships, guaranteed graduate assistantships, four core faculty members, an additional 16 tenured and tenure-track professors within the school, and opportunities for critique from visiting artists, curators, and critics, the MFA program fosters intensive intellectual relationships with each of its Masters candidates.