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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.

Dean’s Message

Students

FUTURE STUDENTS

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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CURRENT STUDENTS

Find what you need in order to become a Panther, not just a student. Click below to quickly access important links and information.

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STUDY ABROAD

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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SCHOLARSHIPS

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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INTERNSHIPS + JOBS

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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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT

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

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

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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SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION + JOURNALISM

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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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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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DEPARTMENT OF ART + ART HISTORY

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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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

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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INNOVATION LABS + INCUBATORS

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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CARTA News

1604, 2019

Piano professor elected to board of Alkan Society

April 16th, 2019|

Dr. José López, associate professor and area coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Florida International University School of Music, has been unanimously elected to serve a three-year term as Honorary Secretary on the board of the Alkan Society in London. López is the first FIU faculty member to sit [...]

1504, 2019

Exceptional Alumni: Steven Cruz’s Gift Lays Foundation for FIU Institute that will Bring Together Media and Science

April 15th, 2019|

The average age of philanthropists is 65, but Steven Cruz, 28, is bucking the trend. In support of the FIU Next Horizon campaign, Cruz has announced a planned gift of $1.2 million to establish the Steven Cruz Institute for Media, Science + Technology within the College of Communication, [...]

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