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AZ Awards open for Submissions!
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Malik Benjamin Submits IoCI Projects as Finalists for Knight Cities Challenge
Instructor Malik Benjamin submitted two projects on behalf of IoCI that are now finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge. The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities. The challenge is designed to help spur civic innovation at the city, neighborhood, and block levels, and all sizes […]
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Enter the New I-CAVE for a Full Immersion Experience of Shakespeare’s London
The new FIU I-CAVE, which opened on Friday, January 29th, is displaying a full immersion experience of Shakespeare’s London c. 1598. This event at the I-CAVE is part of FIU programming scheduled around the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. First Folio at FIU is presented by […]
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Communication Arts senior lands dream internship with NBC Universal in New York City
Communication Arts senior, Dominique Ehrl, is packing her bags for the semester to take on an incredible opportunity to intern with NBC Universal in New York City, ranked top ten best internship companies in the US. She will be  part of the Integrated Marketing Team at USA Network. In her new role, Ehrl will begin preparing […]
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Julian Pardo Opens ‘De Donde Vengo Yo’ at the FIU Photography Gallery
Alumnus Julian Pardo will open De Donde Vengo Yo at the FIU Photography Gallery on Thursday, February 4th. De Donde Vengo Yo explores the theme of family, which is found in much of Pardo’s work. Below is a statement Pardo wrote for this exhibition: Family Constellations is an alternative therapeutic method, which draws on elements of […]
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AZ Awards open for Submissions!
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2015-12-17-at-3.02.32-PM_2.png
Malik Benjamin Submits IoCI Projects as Finalists for Knight Cities Challenge
Instructor Malik Benjamin submitted two projects on behalf of IoCI that are now finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge. The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities. The challenge is designed to help spur civic innovation at the city, neighborhood, and block levels, and all sizes […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_6934-copy.jpg
Enter the New I-CAVE for a Full Immersion Experience of Shakespeare’s London
The new FIU I-CAVE, which opened on Friday, January 29th, is displaying a full immersion experience of Shakespeare’s London c. 1598. This event at the I-CAVE is part of FIU programming scheduled around the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. First Folio at FIU is presented by […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_3145.jpg
Communication Arts senior lands dream internship with NBC Universal in New York City
Communication Arts senior, Dominique Ehrl, is packing her bags for the semester to take on an incredible opportunity to intern with NBC Universal in New York City, ranked top ten best internship companies in the US. She will be  part of the Integrated Marketing Team at USA Network. In her new role, Ehrl will begin preparing […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Julian-Pardo2c-122c-PRESS-.jpg
Julian Pardo Opens ‘De Donde Vengo Yo’ at the FIU Photography Gallery
Alumnus Julian Pardo will open De Donde Vengo Yo at the FIU Photography Gallery on Thursday, February 4th. De Donde Vengo Yo explores the theme of family, which is found in much of Pardo’s work. Below is a statement Pardo wrote for this exhibition: Family Constellations is an alternative therapeutic method, which draws on elements of […]

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.