Undergraduate Degree Programs

BFA Application Deadline for Fall 2019 – Closed

Application Deadline for Spring 2020 – October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 – February 1, 2020

The “BFA: Animation, Video and Digital Arts Track” has been updated and is now only a “BFA: Digital Arts Tracks”. Although the Digital Arts Tracks offers some beginning courses in animation, it is not an animation program. The updated track name will appear in the upcoming 2019-2020 Course Catalog.


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.

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.

The BFA program is a 120 credit hour degree, and it requires a portfolio at time of application. The BFA only accepts applications for Fall or Spring. No summer admittance.

For transfer students, no more than 60 credits can be transferred into the BFA program.  For current FIU art students who are interested in the BFA program, no more than 60 credits can be earned at the time of application deadline (October 1 for Spring / February 1 for Fall) per accreditation requirements.

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The Department of Art and Art History offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art History that is designed to introduce 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. The BA compliments our BFA degree program in art and provides significant interaction between artists and historians.

The BA in Art History is a 120 credit hour degree.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Art program is designed for students who do not wish to become professional artists, but who ultimately desire to teach at a primary or secondary level, or those students wishing to enter the art market 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 Masters of Art in Art Education, Museum Studies, or Arts Administration.

The BA in Art is a 120 credit hour degree.

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The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a professional degree program designed to train artists to teach art/art history, aesthetics and criticism in a school or studio settings. The program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with rigorous studio experience, and considers the urban, multicultural nature of the university community, as well as more general national trends within the discipline.

The program involves extensive fieldwork with supervision and seminars. All students are encouraged to pursue specialized interests and needs. This degree program utilizes a competency-based and field-centered training model and leads to eligibility for Florida Teaching Certificate in grades K-12. The program is in accordance with and follows the recommendations of both the National Visual Arts Standards and the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

The BS in Art Education is a 120 credit hour degree.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU University Graduate School:

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

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email: crodri@fiu.edu

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

Daniel Hiram Zengotita
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-7846  Email: dzengoti@fiu.edu

Undergraduate students can log into my.fiu.edu to access My_eAdvisor on the Student Center.

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