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Graduate Certificate in Portrait and Figurative Art2021-07-29T16:21:34+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.

For more information contact the Academy Director: Prof. David Chang changd@fiu.edu

To apply to the Graduate Certificate in Portrait and Figurative Art download the Graduate Certificate Application

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: Graduate Art + Art History Course Catalog 21-22

Portfolio requirement for consideration into the program:

  • 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

These graduate courses are repeatable.

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

Other art history courses may satisfy the requirement with approval from the Academy Director.

For more information contact the Academy Director:
Prof. David Chang changd@fiu.edu

Lizzie Hunter, Matias, 2018, Oil on Canvas 24 x 18 inches

Grace Cox, Cami, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 72 x 48 inches

Lizzie Hunter, Matias, 2018, Oil on Canvas 24 x 18 inches

Lizzie Hunter, Matias, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 inches

Lizzie Hunter, Matias, 2018, Oil on Canvas 24 x 18 inches

Julie Orsini Shakher, Panchavati (tryptich), 2020, Silverpoint on Gessoed Luan Board, 64 x 48 inches

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History at:

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

David Y. Chang
MFA Director
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-2897 Email: changd@fiu.edu

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email: crodri@fiu.edu