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Marlene Liriano ’89 is Elected IIDA International Board President
FIU 2014 Torch Award recipient Marlene Liriano ’89 (B.A.Sc., Interior Design) was elected to be the 2016-2017 President of the International Board of Directors of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). “Marlene’s passion for design, her leadership at top global firms, and her expertise in the industry make her the ideal candidate to serve as the […]
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Neil Ramsay, Instructor Behind FIU’s #ART5853FIU, Opens ArtsUP in FAT Village
New Times Broward-Palm Beach featured an article about Instructor Neil Ramsay’s new gallery in the popular FAT Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale called ArtsUP. ArtsUP opened in January 2016 and resides in a warehouse of more than 5,000 square feet. Ramsay opened the gallery with a vision to exhibit works that guests would look up to […]
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Student Edison Peñafiel Selected for 27th Annual Atlantic Center for the Arts University Student Exhibition
FIU Art + Art History student Edison Peñafiel has been selected to display his work in Atlantic Center for the Arts’s 27th Annual University Student Exhibition. Founded in in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter, as well as a visionary environmentalist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility […]
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Communication Arts’ Alumna Scores Big in UK
Since graduating two years ago, communication arts major and athlete Brittany Cecelia “Cece” Spencer (B.A., 2014) has been busy winning a national championship with her team in women’s college volleyball in England and earning a master’s degree in Media, Marketing and Advertising at Essex University.  A gifted athlete and former player for FIU’s Women’s Volleyball […]
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FIU Jazzist Robert Grabowski Lectures On The Unexpected Side of Pat Metheny
School of Music professor, Robert C. Grabowski, will be giving a lecture about the unexpected side of guitarist Pat Metheny entitled “Metheny, The Pat that you know and the Pat you don’t!” this coming Tuesday, April 26th as part of the WDNA Jazz History 2015-2016 Lecture Series. Robert C. Grabowski is an educator, author, bassist, […]
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Marlene Liriano ’89 is Elected IIDA International Board President
FIU 2014 Torch Award recipient Marlene Liriano ’89 (B.A.Sc., Interior Design) was elected to be the 2016-2017 President of the International Board of Directors of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). “Marlene’s passion for design, her leadership at top global firms, and her expertise in the industry make her the ideal candidate to serve as the […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/art1-1-6bfa66934e567cd7.jpg
Neil Ramsay, Instructor Behind FIU’s #ART5853FIU, Opens ArtsUP in FAT Village
New Times Broward-Palm Beach featured an article about Instructor Neil Ramsay’s new gallery in the popular FAT Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale called ArtsUP. ArtsUP opened in January 2016 and resides in a warehouse of more than 5,000 square feet. Ramsay opened the gallery with a vision to exhibit works that guests would look up to […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Edison-Penafiel-Correle-Correle-Correla-1.jpg
Student Edison Peñafiel Selected for 27th Annual Atlantic Center for the Arts University Student Exhibition
FIU Art + Art History student Edison Peñafiel has been selected to display his work in Atlantic Center for the Arts’s 27th Annual University Student Exhibition. Founded in in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter, as well as a visionary environmentalist, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cece.jpg
Communication Arts’ Alumna Scores Big in UK
Since graduating two years ago, communication arts major and athlete Brittany Cecelia “Cece” Spencer (B.A., 2014) has been busy winning a national championship with her team in women’s college volleyball in England and earning a master’s degree in Media, Marketing and Advertising at Essex University.  A gifted athlete and former player for FIU’s Women’s Volleyball […]
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FIU Jazzist Robert Grabowski Lectures On The Unexpected Side of Pat Metheny
School of Music professor, Robert C. Grabowski, will be giving a lecture about the unexpected side of guitarist Pat Metheny entitled “Metheny, The Pat that you know and the Pat you don’t!” this coming Tuesday, April 26th as part of the WDNA Jazz History 2015-2016 Lecture Series. Robert C. Grabowski is an educator, author, bassist, […]

About Us & FAQs

 

Create. Innovate. Inspire.

Imagine a College that is as creative, innovative, and inspiring as Miami; one that utilizes the power of the arts and design to generate solutions to social problems. With more than 2,000 majors in seven academic departments-Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art + Art History, Communication Arts, Music, and Theatre, The College of Architecture + The Arts is proud to offer undergraduate and graduate students an intimate and nurturing atmosphere. While pursuing your degree, you will grow culturally as well as academically in a College that successfully blends theory, practice, and experiential learning into an array of course offerings in design, communication, visual arts, and the performing arts. You will have the unique experience of interacting with your highly recruited peers and our award-winning faculty in the College’s state-of-the art facilities.

We are FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts, but our friends like to call us, “CARTA.” (Take the C from College, the AR from Architecture, and the TA from The Arts.) Our College was formed in 2006 with one central vision: to be at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in art, design, performance, and communication.

For additional information take a look at our Viewbook.

 

Frequently Asked Questions From Applicants:

Who Are We?

Housed in seven academic units, students in the College of Architecture  + The Arts(CARTA) pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture, Art, Art History, Communication Arts, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Music and Theatre.  The College is defined by an intimate, nurturing and exhilarating atmosphere.  Whichever unit and degree you chose, you will be part of a dedicated community of like-minded artists, designers, performers, and communicators united by their commitment to the creative spirit and the cultivation of the imagination

At the College of Architecture + The Arts, what you learn inside and outside the classroom empowers you to think, create and act differently; to make a difference within your community and in the world.

Who teaches our classes?

The talented teachers in the college are also productive scholars, researchers and creators themselves.  As a student in the college, you will be taught by a remarkable team of distinguished scholars, designers, performers and artists. Globalization, changing social and cultural conditions, emerging environmental considerations, and new technologies present a mandate for innovation and engagement across all of the disciplines represented in our college. Our faculty embrace these challenges in the classroom and in their own work.  They are local national, and global leaders in defining and advancing the design, performance and creative disciplines. They are global influencers in their chosen creative fields and are dedicated to advancing the cultural enterprise and improving human welfare through their research, and through their scholarly and creativity work.

How Do the Programs In the College Rank Nationally?

All of our programs are excellent in their own way. Just ask any of our current students to tell you how they have experienced that excellence. Recent program ranking surveys suggest that the quality of our programs is not a secret!  Our architecture program ranked 11th in the nation in the 2013 Graduateprograms.com national rankings of all architecture programs, and our Interior Architecture program was ranked 4th in the South in the “2013 Design Intelligence” rankings of all interior architecture programs by region. In short, your educational experience and your degree’s reputation will be valued wherever your career may take you.

What Are Classes Like?

As any CARTA student will tell you, no two classes are alike.  They can vary widely depending on the subject, and the level. Many of our classes are very small and some give you one-on-one opportunities to work directly with your professor. Large lecture classes, which include some of the most popular courses at FIU, may have smaller discussion sessions to supplement what students learn in lecture class.

Can I Study Abroad?

With Miami’s emergence as one of the great global capitals for arts and culture, our students love studying in Miami for obvious reasons. So why are CARTA students choosing to study abroad more frequently than ever before?

Some students study abroad to gain new perspectives, to learn a new language, or to gain a new perspective on their choice of a major or their chosen career. Regardless of their reasons, most CARTA students who return from a study-abroad experience say that it changed their lives and that it is among their most treasured memories of their educational experience. Study-abroad opportunities are available in all CARTA programs. regardless of your major. CARTA students can take advantage of a full spectrum of academic opportunities worldwide. We have offered programs lasting from two weeks up to a full year. Whether it’s a semester spent studying architecture in Italy, researching Shakespeare in England for the summer, or spending two weeks in Tokyo learning about cutting edge sustainability practices, you’re likely to find a program that interests you.