Degrees Offered: B. F. A. with Concentration in Electronic and Time-Based Media, Bachelor of Computer Science and Art (combined program), B. F. A. Communication Design; Masters of Entertainment Technology
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $44,800 for the 2012 – 2013 school year, graduate (M. E. T.) $37,926 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $880 or graduate fees of $642 per year.
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Scope of Program:
B. F. A. candidates who choose the Electronic and Time-Based Media concentration at Carnegie Mellon University focus on 2D and 3D media, art history, contemporary visual culture, concept studios, digital video, audio production, software programming and physical computing, 3D animation, biological artwork, tactical media, experimental game design, music video and animation art and technology. All students complete senior studios and create a senior exhibition.
Communication Design students concentrate on visualization, typography, visual communication, color and communication, product design, digital photography, design history, drawing, photo design, product design, web design, poster design, prototyping, photo book design and designing for production in the 21st century. All students create a senior project and develop a web portfolio.
B. C. S. A. candidates must be admitted to both the Computer Science and Art programs in order to complete this combined major. Students take courses in math and probability, concept studio, electronic and time-based work, sculpture, installation and site work, painting, drawing, printmaking, typography, communication design lab, photo design, design history, functional programming, computer systems, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, animation art and technology, computer music, game programming and mobile robot programming. All students must pass portfolio reviews in their sophomore, junior and senior years. Students participate in a junior seminar and create a capstone project.
Carnegie Mellon University's Masters of Entertainment Technology is a unique program that is project-based. Students focus on building virtual worlds, visual story, improvisational acting and game design. Upon completion of these courses, students form small teams and partner with business, government and nonprofit groups to create collaborative entertainment technology projects ranging from educational games to museum exhibits.
Carnegie Mellon University accepts the Common Application. A portfolio is required with the application to the B. F. A., B. C. S. A. and M. E. T. programs; M. E. T. students may submit GRE scores instead of or in addition to a portfolio. Merit and need-based scholarships are available, as are Carnegie Scholarships for middle income students. Carnegie Mellon University does not offer graduate assistantships or other financial assistance for M. E. T. candidates.