A Deeper Understanding of What It Means to Be Human Through Artistic Expression

The arts at Carnegie Mellon University flourish by engaging with the most urgent and complex challenges facing humanity. Through theater, dance, music, painting, installations or animations, and design and architecture, CMU students become both skilled interpreters of traditional forms and creators of the new.

There is no better place to immerse yourself as an artist than CMU. Talented artists work hard every day in an intense round of artistic creation, practice and performance that builds core skills and supports self-expression. Students bring discipline and inventiveness to the reinterpretation of traditional artistic forms, while also making new work inspired by the most urgent challenges of contemporary culture — such as how we use technology, how we understand and express identity, or how we connect or disconnect.


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Carolyn Hess Abraham
College of Fine Arts
Associate Dean for Advancement