College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

CARTA is where we help you begin to craft your vision. As an interdisciplinary college that develops the next generation of creators, we offer unique learning experiences within Miami’s only public research university. You can learn from and work with award-winning faculty, in nationally-ranked, accredited programs in the heart of one the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities.

Each of the disciplines housed in CARTA informs the way we think, interact, and relate with each other. These disciplines make us “human” in every sense of the word. CARTA inspires and feeds creativity, problem-solving skills, and resiliency. Sparking dialogue through our design, visual and performing arts, and communication. Devising ways to improve the world for the next generation.

We are your launching point to what’s next. From researching the impacts of climate change to augmented reality to immersive concert experiences and mesmerizing theater productions; From the seagrass to the sawgrass- our faculty will help you develop a meaningful future.

It’s your future: Create it.



At CARTA- the creative college- explore studies in architecture, art + art history, communication, music, and theatre. Click below to get your application started.


Find what you need in order to become a Panther, not just a student. Click below to quickly access important links and information.


One way we support you on your journey to global citizenship is by providing you with opportunities for a study abroad experience. Click the link below to begin exploring our course offerings abroad.


While the University Financial Aid Office is the first place to check to see what kinds of options are available, our departments and schools also offer scholarships to which you can apply.


Whether you’re a new graduate looking for your first post-degree position or an alum looking to re-enter the workforce, or you’re just looking for advice on how to take that next step in your career, we’re here to help!


College life presents lots of new challenges, but support is always available. Find the tools necessary to help you succeed in your college career.

Schools and Departments at CARTA


We are an exciting place for students to gain a broad range of skills and experiences. Student and faculty in the Department of Architecture embrace the role of architecture as an active participant in the shaping of our world.


We are a compilation of unique departments and programs. Faculty include award-winning practitioners and scholars committed to student success and developing the next generations of journalists and storytellers.


We have educated hundreds of performers, scholars, and music educators, many of whom are now leaders in their respective fields across the state of Florida and around the world. Learn from working in a conservatory-style atmosphere housed in a large public university ranked by Carnegie as a Research 1 institution.


We provide a sanctuary for the development of new visions, ideas, and techniques. We provide many opportunities for each student, including visiting artist seminars, workshops, and study abroad programs.


We are dedicated to the training of the next generation of leaders. A curriculum that blends studio classes with liberal arts courses to prepare you to think critically and creatively, train you to be quality artists and global citizens who are perpetually curious about the human condition.


The CARTA Innovation Lab + Incubators provides students, faculty, researchers, industry partners, and community members opportunities to seek new visions of ever-possible bright futures.


1710, 2019

Anthony Faiola Appointed Knight Innovator in Residence

October 17th, 2019|

Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture, + The Arts is proud to announce FIU CARTA Alumnus Anthony Faiola as its Knight Innovator-in-residence. A graduate of the Class of 1990, Faiola began his professional career at the Miami Herald before moving to the Washington Post, where he has [...]

1610, 2019

FIU SCJ and Sony Music Latin Create Inaugural Student Partnership Program

October 16th, 2019|

Florida International University’s School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ) and Sony Music Latin have made history this semester. The two entities have come together to create the first-of-its-kind formal program between a university and Sony Music Latin, which will continue for future semesters. Thanks to Rudy Vila, Assistant [...]

1610, 2019

Exceptional Panther – Eddie Zamora : The YumYum Foodie & TV Judge for “Dinner Takes All”

October 16th, 2019|

Name: Eddie Zamora Department: Theatre When did you start getting to theatre? Why? I got into theatre in High School. At home, I was always an extrovert but when it came to meeting new people I was extremely shy. Theatre gave me an opportunity to build my confidence and [...]