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.

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



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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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412, 2019

Student Spotlight: Katherine Wong – PatherNOW Writer and FIU Radio Host

December 4th, 2019|

Meet CARTA freshman, Katherine Wong. Katherine moved to the US from Hong Kong during the Summer of 2018 and with an exciting and extremely impressive list of accomplishments with her. She currently works as a writer for PanterNOW and a DJ at ‘The Roar’; FIU’s student-run radio station, [...]

412, 2019

FIU Band Director Barry Bernhardt to Conduct the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Halftime Show

December 4th, 2019|

Exceptional staff members like Director of the FIU Marching Band, Barry Bernhardt, are what truly set the FIU community apart. Joining the Panther family in 2010, Bernhardt was brought back to revive the FIU Marching Band/Athletic Band program. Aside from FIU, Bernhardt has worked on the Production Staff [...]

2611, 2019

FIU ART’s BFA Fall 2019 Thesis 1 Review Session Brings Together Students and Art Professionals

November 26th, 2019|

The Department of Art + Art History hosted their semesterly Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis I review session where students have the chance to present the work they’ve created before they move on to their Thesis II class during their final semester in the program. South Florida arts professionals were invited to engage with students and [...]

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