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FIU students seek flooding solutions if sea level rises throughout Miami-Dade County
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, is an exhibition about planning for climate change and sea level rise in Greater Miami, which will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum through March 1. Visitors will find various small plexiglass models, info-graphics and an interactive wall with video clips among other displays. The centerpiece […]
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ASCAP At MBUS
On Monday, November 3rd, and Tuesday, November 4th, MBUS was proud to host the ASCAP Spanish Songwriters Workshop. After two incredibly successful days of learning from three Grammy-winners (Jorge Luis Piloto, Yoel Henriquez, Fernando Osorio), students, staff, and guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle at a reception Tuesday evening.
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FIU students walk on water
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Students tried to walk on water using constructed devices while a longtime professor graded their performance at Florida International University (FIU) on Thursday. The professor, Jaime Canaves, challenged his architecture students to create floating shoes that they used to race across a 175-foot lake on FIU’s campus. “We came up […]
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FIU Shines at AIA Miami Awards!
FIU’s School of Architecture was recognized for various achievements at the 60th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Gala on Friday, November 7th, which was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.
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ARTS@FIU Expands Creativity in Miami-Dade Public Schools
The story was posted by FIU Student Media Staff Writer Samantha Davis and is available by clicking here. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, teachers from all over Miami-Dade County flocked to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center for one of the biggest art events of the year. ARTS@FIU was a professional development day for any and all […]
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FIU students seek flooding solutions if sea level rises throughout Miami-Dade County
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, is an exhibition about planning for climate change and sea level rise in Greater Miami, which will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum through March 1. Visitors will find various small plexiglass models, info-graphics and an interactive wall with video clips among other displays. The centerpiece […]
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ASCAP At MBUS
On Monday, November 3rd, and Tuesday, November 4th, MBUS was proud to host the ASCAP Spanish Songwriters Workshop. After two incredibly successful days of learning from three Grammy-winners (Jorge Luis Piloto, Yoel Henriquez, Fernando Osorio), students, staff, and guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle at a reception Tuesday evening.
http://carta.fiu.edu/cwp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1376595_10152567681822585_4112030572363692648_n.jpg
FIU students walk on water
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Students tried to walk on water using constructed devices while a longtime professor graded their performance at Florida International University (FIU) on Thursday. The professor, Jaime Canaves, challenged his architecture students to create floating shoes that they used to race across a 175-foot lake on FIU’s campus. “We came up […]
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FIU Shines at AIA Miami Awards!
FIU’s School of Architecture was recognized for various achievements at the 60th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Gala on Friday, November 7th, which was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.
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ARTS@FIU Expands Creativity in Miami-Dade Public Schools
The story was posted by FIU Student Media Staff Writer Samantha Davis and is available by clicking here. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, teachers from all over Miami-Dade County flocked to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center for one of the biggest art events of the year. ARTS@FIU was a professional development day for any and all […]
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Science Up Close: Accelerating Our Understanding of Particle Physics
Featuring Dr. Pete Markowitz, Professor at Florida International University With Special Guest Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts and Creator of the CERN banners Do you want to unlock the secrets of the universe? Then particle physics is for you. Today we know more about our universe and the […]
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Dean Brian Schriner Appoints 2014-15 Distinguished Fellows: Bruce Carter, Alastair Gordon, and Robert Zuckerman
Dean Brian Schriner of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts has selected Bruce Carter, Alastair Gordon, and Robert Zuckerman as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows for 2014-2015.
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‘Stadtluft Macht Frei’ and ‘Still’ Draw Huge Gathering on Opening Night
The opening reception for Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free) and Still drew a large crowd at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on Wednesday, September 10th. In attendance were many FIU College of Architecture + The Arts faculty and friends, including CARTA Dean Brian Schriner and CARTA Senior Associate Dean Adam […]
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Howard Miller Named CARTA Interim Director of Strategic Planning and Communication
On Wednesday, September 3rd, Mr. Howard Miller was named the College of Architecture + The Arts’ Interim Director of Strategic Planning and Communication. Mr. Miller brings with him unique qualifications, professional experience, and a proven track record as a fundraiser and communication professional. His primary functions will be to proactively support the implementation of CARTA […]
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Festival of the Trees on Thurs, November 20th!
The 28th Annual Festival of the Trees will take place on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30PM at the Coral Gables Country Club: 997 North Greenway Drive, Miami, FL 33134. Tickets will go on sale in mid-September.
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School of Music Receives $20,000 Grant to Start String Project
FIU’s School of Music has just been awarded a $20,000 grant in order to provide crucial start-up funds to develop teacher-training and much needed instruction for Miami-Dade’s under-served youth through the String Project. Founded in 1998 at a handful of universities, the National String Project Consortium (NSPC) was created to address the nationwide shortage of […]
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MBUS
The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to study in one of the most vibrant, artistic urban centers in the world for one semester
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Full STEAM Ahead in DC
With another round of sequestration looming, FIU advocates including Dean Brian Schriner and CARTA Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada

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.