College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

CARTA is where we help you begin to craft your vision. As an interdisciplinary college that develops the next generation of creators, we offer unique learning experiences within Miami’s only public research university. You can learn from and work with award-winning faculty, in nationally-ranked, accredited programs in the heart of one the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities.

Each of the disciplines housed in CARTA informs the way we think, interact, and relate with each other. These disciplines make us “human” in every sense of the word. CARTA inspires and feeds creativity, problem-solving skills, and resiliency. Sparking dialogue through our design, visual and performing arts, and communication. Devising ways to improve the world for the next generation.

We are your launching point to what’s next. From researching the impacts of climate change to augmented reality to immersive concert experiences and mesmerizing theater productions; From the seagrass to the sawgrass- our faculty will help you develop a meaningful future.

It’s your future: Create it.

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At CARTA- the creative college- explore studies in architecture, art + art history, communication, music, and theatre. Click below to get your application started.



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One way we support you on your journey to global citizenship is by providing you with opportunities for a study abroad experience. Click the link below to begin exploring our course offerings abroad.

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While the University Financial Aid Office is the first place to check to see what kinds of options are available, our departments and schools also offer scholarships to which you can apply.

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Whether you’re a new graduate looking for your first post-degree position or an alum looking to re-enter the workforce, or you’re just looking for advice on how to take that next step in your career, we’re here to help!

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College life presents lots of new challenges, but support is always available. Find the tools necessary to help you succeed in your college career.

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Schools and Departments at CARTA


We are an exciting place for students to gain a broad range of skills and experiences. Student and faculty in the Department of Architecture embrace the role of architecture as an active participant in the shaping of our world.

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We are a compilation of unique departments and programs. Faculty include award-winning practitioners and scholars committed to student success and developing the next generations of journalists and storytellers.

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We have educated hundreds of performers, scholars, and music educators, many of whom are now leaders in their respective fields across the state of Florida and around the world. Learn from working in a conservatory-style atmosphere housed in a large public university ranked by Carnegie as a Research 1 institution.

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We provide a sanctuary for the development of new visions, ideas, and techniques. We provide many opportunities for each student, including visiting artist seminars, workshops, and study abroad programs.

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We are dedicated to the training of the next generation of leaders. A curriculum that blends studio classes with liberal arts courses to prepare you to think critically and creatively, train you to be quality artists and global citizens who are perpetually curious about the human condition.

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The CARTA Innovation Lab + Incubators provides students, faculty, researchers, industry partners, and community members opportunities to seek new visions of ever-possible bright futures.

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2405, 2019

CARTA students participate in SmartWater Forum Conference

May 24th, 2019|

On Tuesday, May 14, in advance of their international SmartWater Forum conference on Miami Beach, The SmartWater Network (SWAN) Forum hosted a SmartWater hackathon at FIU.  Ariel Auerbach, a CARTA Digital Media major,  was on the team that earned second place in the Hackathon.  After a successful event, [...]

2405, 2019

My First Job as a Graphic Designer for FIU BBC Campus Life

May 24th, 2019|

Name: Carina Vo Hometown: Hialeah, FL Degree/Major: Digital Media Studies Where are you working? Title? Jr. Graphic Designer at FIU BBC Campus Life How did you get your job? My friend who also works at FIU showed me the job listing, knowing that I wanted to work here and [...]

1605, 2019

FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, with Lee Caplin’s iSTAR, Create Immersive Innovation Studio, Allowing Students to Become Tomorrow’s XR Leaders

May 16th, 2019|

FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with Lee Caplin’s iSTAR Enterprises to create the Immersive Studios for Altered Reality (iSTAR) at the Biscayne Bay Campus. The facility will open to students in fall 2019, and will align with other strategic partners and sponsors [...]

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