Graduate Certificate in Portrait and Figurative Art2023-08-30T22:14:34+00:00


Graduate Certificate in Portrait and Figurative Art

The Certificate in Portrait and Figurative Art is designed to give interested students the knowledge and skills necessary to have a successful professional career in portrait and figurative art. The Certificate is offered to graduate students in FIU’ s Department of Art + Art History.

Only students majoring in a graduate degree program at FIU’s Department of Art+ Art History may enroll in the Certificate program. The course titled Classical Drawing (ART 5395C) must be taken during the first two semesters of the program. In addition, a grade of B or better in the first two (2) studio courses is a prerequisite for continuing in the Certificate program. Students must receive a grade of a B- or better in all the required courses in order to graduate.

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Portfolio requirement:

  • 5-8 Observational Drawings (any medium)
  • 3-5 Observational Paintings (any medium)

Program Requirements: 18 credits

Required Academy Studio Courses – 15 credits
Select five (5) from the following:
ART 5395C Graduate Classical Drawing
ART 5396C Graduate Portrait Drawing
ART 5582C Graduate Landscape Painting
ART 5584C Graduate Figure Painting
ART 5588C Graduate Portrait Painting
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Required Academy Studio Courses – 3 credits
Select one (1) from the following:
ARH 5325 Graduate Art in Renaissance Florence
ARH 5362 Baroque Art
ARH 5421 Enlightenment and Romanticism
ARH 5440 Graduate Nineteenth Century European Art
ARH 5465 Modern Art

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

David Y. Chang
Art Education Program Director
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-2897

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Sr. Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History

Office: 305-348-6648


University Graduate School
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 240
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2455 | Fax: (305) 348-3433
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