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.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Studio

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art: Studio

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.

Candidates for the BFA (all the tracks) are required to submit electronically a portfolio of their works to be reviewed by a departmental committee. Not all candidates for the BFA will be accepted. The department utilize the GetAcceptd.com service for the portfolio submissions.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Portfolio Contents:

All images submitted must be in 300 dpi jpeg format, and include – title of work, dimensions/duration, medium, date produce, a brief description about the work. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members.

Portfolio of work – 20 images

  • 5 images of observational drawings – still life and/or figurative
  • 10 images representing skill in Studio Art
  • 5 images allowed for works outside focus area or sketchbook images

Application Deadline for Fall 2019  Transfer – February 15, 2019 / Freshmen – Closed

Application Deadline for Spring 2020 – October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 February 1, 2020

Summit BFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online application (accessed here).

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

BFA Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Graphic Design Track

The Graphic Design Track of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in the Department of Art + 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.

The Graphic Design Track is designed as an interdisciplinary studio-based program offering a a path for the links between practice of traditional visual arts and commercial graphics design and communication. The track will prepare students to have a strong base in visual arts with an opportunity to develop conceptual and technical focus in graphic design, creating hybridization in fine arts practice and design.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Common Course Prerequisites: Same as those for BFA in Art degree requirements (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II)

Candidates for the BFA (all the tracks) are required to submit electronically a portfolio of their works to be reviewed by a departmental committee. Not all candidates for the BFA will be accepted. The department utilize the GetAcceptd.com service for the portfolio submissions.

Portfolio Contents:

All images submitted must be in 300 dpi jpeg format, and include – title of work, dimensions/duration, medium, date produce, a brief description about the work. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members.

Portfolio of work – 20 images

  • 5 images of observational drawings – still life and/or figurative
  • 10 images representing skill in Graphic Design
  • 5 images allowed for works outside focus area or sketchbook images

Application Deadline for Fall 2019  – Transfer – February 15, 2019 / Freshmen – Closed

Application Deadline for Spring 2020 – October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 – February 1, 2020

Summit BFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online application (accessed here).

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

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.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts is designed to prepare students for technological and conceptual relevance within contemporary digital arts practice. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of new media, explore emerging technologies and 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 an emphasis on fine arts. This degree offers an intensive course of study in new media. Students graduating from this degree will be able to seek careers in motion graphics, prototype design, digital fabrication, digital photography, and digital audiovisual artworks.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Common Course Prerequisites: Same as those for BFA in Art degree requirements (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II)

Candidates for the BFA (all the tracks) are required to submit electronically a portfolio of their works to be reviewed by a departmental committee. Not all candidates for the BFA will be accepted. The department utilize the GetAcceptd.com service for the portfolio submissions.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Portfolio Contents:

All images submitted must be in 300 dpi jpeg format, and include – title of work, dimensions/duration, medium, date produce, a brief description about the work. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members.

Portfolio of work – 20 images

  • 5 images of observational drawings – still life and/or figurative
  • 10 images representing skill in Digital Arts
  • 5 images allowed for works outside focus area or sketchbook images

Application Deadline for Fall 2019  – Transfer – February 15, 2019 / Freshmen – Closed

Application Deadline for Spring 2020 – October 1, 2019

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 – February 1, 2020

Summit BFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online application (accessed here).

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

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

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
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

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

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
http://admissions.fiu.edu/index.html