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Department of Art + Art History2021-01-07T17:59:46+00:00

BREAKING Four FIU Art + Art History alumni were honored at the 2020 Ellie AwardsCongratulations to Pepe Mar, Itzel Basualdo, Charo Oquet and Tom Scicluna for their 2020 Creator Awards and to Zahra Farooq for being named the 2020 Teach Travel Grants Winner.   FIU’s Academy of Portrait and Figurative Art was named one of the Top 30 art institutions in the nation.

🎉 Welcome Back!

Dear Art + Art History Students,

Welcome back to the Spring 2021 term! I invite you to check out our new website and meet our dynamic faculty and professional staff. If you need any assistance, we are all here to support you. Student success is our utmost priority.

I wish you an exciting and productive semester!

All the best

David Y. Chang
Chair and Frost Professor of Art
Department of Art + Art History

Department of Art + Art History

The FIU Art + Art History Department provides a sanctuary for the development of new visions, ideas, and techniques. Studio art majors will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of disciplines acquiring basic and advanced skills while exploring a wide range of new possibilities. Art Education majors go through a rigorous program of study which includes studio practice, theoretical and pedagogical training. Students of Art History will learn the research methodology, theory, and criticism necessary for careers in contemporary practice. The interactivity of our Studio Art, Art Education and Art History programs helps students define their own roles as artists, art educators and art historians in today’s world. This communal atmosphere encourages artistic camaraderie, engendering trust and a climate conducive to intellectual and aesthetic growth. We provide many opportunities for each student, including visiting artist seminars, workshops, and study abroad programs. The FIU Art + Art History Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) .

Located in South Florida, our department serves a truly international population of local residents and those who come from all over the world, especially from many European, Latin American, and Caribbean countries. South Florida is garnering much attention from the international art community for such events as Art Basel, Art Miami, and Art Palm Beach. Both faculty and students of the department are regular participants in their many projects.

Chair’s Message

All degree programs in the Department of Art + Art History are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).



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.

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FIU Art + Art History’s graduate programs offer advanced education in visual arts, art education and museum studies. Graduates are encouraged to explore different mediums or disciplines and partake in this collaborative, interdisciplinary program led by a diverse faculty of professional working artists.

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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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The Department of Art + Art History offers an Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art, consisted of a Classical Art Atelier with Courses in Drawing & Painting.

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Explore Italy through art from ancient to modern times. This study abroad program offers course studies art and art education. It is designed for students who wish to learn about art on-site and, in return, incorporate these new learning experiences into the established curriculum.

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FASA’s mission is to create and maintain an artistic community for any and all students attending FIU in Miami. They hope to form strong and long lasting relationships between the faculty, the students, and the rest of the community through familiarizing ourselves with the art of the past, experiencing the art of the present, and shaping the art of the future.

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Dear CARTA Graduating Class of 2020, On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on your great accomplishments! Your last semester on campus was a time I know you and your families had been anticipating [...]

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Art history Professor Joy Lidu Yi unearths Buddhist Art and Silk Road mysteries

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The fabled Silk Road was the ancient trade routes linking China with the West. Through them, goods and ideas were exchanged between the two great civilizations of Ancient Rome and Ancient China. Originating in Xi’an, the 4,000-mile caravan tract followed the Great Wall of China to the northwest, [...]

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