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:

  • Studio Art
    • Ceramics
    • Drawing
    • Mixed Media
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
    • Time-based Art
    • Traditional + Digital Photography
  • Animation, Video and Digital Arts
  • Graphic Design

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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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in ArtBachelor of Arts (BA) in ArtBachelor of Arts (BA) in Art HistoryMinors

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art is a professional degree program for artists very seriously interested in the evolution of their artistic expression. This program will require you to contend with yourself as an artist by fostering your dedication, the definition of your point of view, your ideas, and the quality of your ways of expression.

Pending Tracks:

Animation, Video and Digital Arts Track

The Animation, Video and Digital Arts (BFA) track is designed to prepare students for the technological and conceptual relevance in contemporary digital arts practice. Students will develop skills necessary to responsibly participate in the evolution of digital arts as an interdisciplinary exploration within the field of fine arts. The program balances practical and technical training with emphasis in fine arts. This track offers an intensive course of study in new media including courses in animation, video and digital arts. Elective courses include study across diverse disciplines. This track will give an opportunity for students pursuing career paths with digital arts the ability to succeed in this field after graduation with diverse paths within art, technology and hybridization with other fields of study.


Graphic Design Track

The Graphic Design track of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Department of Art and Art History aims to offer students a path for the links between practice of traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 College of Architecture + The Arts 93 visual arts and commercial graphics design and communication. This specialization in design balances practical, intellectual and technical training with emphasis in how visual communication opens possibilities for students to develop collaborations with non-designers, software developers and programmers, and a professionals working in diverse fields. This track offers an intensive course of study in contemporary design strategies and theory. This curriculum includes design and typography courses with an emphasis on interactivity, mobility, strategic branding and social media in a network economy. This track capitalizes on a strong base in fine arts and innovative design courses where students will master a strong foundation in design and become innovators for new communication media.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art provides a rich experience in the development of your career in visual arts. It is designed for students who ultimately desire to teach at a primary or secondary level, or those students wishing to enter the art market through other capacities, such as working at galleries or museums. The BA in Art would also be the primary degree for those wishing to pursue a Master of Art in Art Education, Museum Studies, or Arts Administration.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History provides an introduction to methodologies and subjects of Art History from throughout the world. In addition to traditional European and American subjects from ancient to modern times, we offer a strong emphasis on Latin American art from Pre-Columbian to the present. The BA in Art History provides professional education as preparation for careers as art professionals and for further graduate study. This BA complements our BFA degree program in Art and provides significant interaction between artists and historians.

Minor in Art complements your Bachelor’s degree by developing your skills as a visual artist.

Minor in Art History complements your Bachelor’s degree by developing your skills as an art historian.

Undergraduate Application
To apply to the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Program, please use the general application by FIU Undergraduate Admission by clicking here.

Freshman Students: The Fall semester online application (accessed here) is due by November 1 (priority deadline). For more information and dates:  http://admissions.fiu.edu/apply/freshman/index.html

For more information, contact the FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida International University
P.O. Box 659003, Miami, Florida 33265
Tel: (305)-348-2363