Department of Art + Art History
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Viertes Haus Building
11200 SW 8th Street - VH 216 Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-2897 | Fx: 305-348-0513
E-Mail: art@fiu.edu

Admissions

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Graduate Degree ProgramsGraduate Non-Degree ProgramsApplying to the Graduate Program

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts is a production-oriented, studio art program directed toward individual development. The curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate both those seeking advanced training in a particular studio area and those whose interests may involve more media cross-over. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers as professional artists. The MFA is the terminal degree in Studio Art.

View the Master of Fine Arts Catalog by clicking here.

For a complete list of requirements and course, visit:  FIU Graduate Course Catalog 

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts: Curatorial Practice Track reinforces the Department of Art + Art History’s commitment to exploring the links between practice and theory, and studio art and art history. It will prepare students to take a responsible and critical approach to the expanding role curators play in creating a vibrant cultural life in a post-millennial global society, which is increasingly being re-defined, re-drawn, and re-charted. The MFA is the terminal degree in Curatorial Practice.

View the Master of Fine Arts: Curatorial Practice Track Catalog by clicking here.

Review the Art + Art History Graduate Handbook

For a complete list of requirements and course, visit:  FIU Graduate Course Catalog 

A Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is an 18-credit program intended to prepare students for professional employment in museums and historic sites. This certificate is most appropriate for people interested in museum careers and is designed to give a broad overview of museum history as well as a solid grounding in museological theory and practice. In accordance with the mission of FIU, attention is given to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, and the relationship of museums to changing populations and interdisciplinary trends in a variety of different collecting environments ranging from the arts to history, anthropology, archaeology, and the sciences. The program offers graduate level courses appropriate for museum work as well as some cross-listed courses from associated academic disciplines.

Gainful Employment Information
Museum Studies
Program Level – Post baccalaureate certificate
Program Length – 2 years

How much will this program cost me?*
Tuition and fees: $10,660
Books and supplies: $1,852
On-campus room & board: $10,702

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What other costs are there for this program?

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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 2 years to complete.

* We are required to calculate this information; however, there were no graduates in this program for the year 2014-15.

Application to the MFA in Visual Arts is a two-step process.

  • First, please complete an FIU Graduate Application form which can be completed online by clicking here. As part of this application, you will need to provide the following:
    • Certified transcripts of all college level work;
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s previous professional, academic, and personal performance, and his or her potential for success in the graduate program;
    • For international and foreign graduated domestic applicants whose language of instruction for the undergraduate degree was not English, an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 550 paper-based/80 internet-based, or – beginning in Spring 2016 – a total PTE score of 53 is required.
    • Please note that the Department of Art + Art History does not require GRE test scores.
  • Secondly, please upload the following to Get Acceptd (separate nominal fee charged by Get Acceptd):
    • a written statement of intent (no more than 500 words), which should enhance the Graduate Admissions Committee’s understanding of the applicant’s creative work and outlined plan for its development in the program;
    • a portfolio that includes 20 images (300 dpi, jpeg format)
    • your CV.

Application to the MFA in Visual Arts: Curatorial Practice Track requires a similar, yet slightly different process:

  • First, please complete an FIU Graduate Application form which can be completed online by clicking here. As part of this application, you will need to provide the following:
    • Certified transcripts of all college level work;
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s previous professional, academic, and personal performance, and his or her potential for success in the graduate program;
    • For international and foreign graduated domestic applicants whose language of instruction for the undergraduate degree was not English, an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 550 paper-based/80 internet-based, or – beginning in Spring 2016 – a total PTE score of 53 is required.
    • Please note that the Department of Art + Art History does not require GRE test scores.
  • Secondly, please upload the following to Get Acceptd (separate nominal fee charged by Get Acceptd):
    • a 500-word description of goals and objectives for entering program;
    • a 1,000-word proposal in pdf form for a “dream” exhibition with images (lo-res is fine) you would like to realize; and
    • your CV.

For Fall admission for U.S. applicants, priority deadline is February 15th; applications will be accepted until class is full, but no later than June 1st. Applications from international applicants must be submitted by February 15th.

If interested in Spring admission, please contact the Department before submitting your application. Please direct any questions to Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel: alpesh.patel@fiu.edu.

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305 348 2897 (12PM to 4PM)

A degree from the FIU Art + Art History Department not only develops your artistic technique and vision, but it also prepares you for the understanding of the methodology, theory, and criticism of art in all its forms.

Discover your artistic identity, share your vision with students and faculty, and grow within a multi-national, multi-cultural artist community. Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching art and art history is the cornerstone of our curriculum. As a graduate or undergraduate student, you have the opportunity to learn the art of:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Time-based + Digital Art
  • Traditional + Digital Photography

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-7500.

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