FIU / CARTA Corona Virus Updates and Re-Population Guidelines
Undergraduate2020-05-28T15:45:04+00:00

Undergraduate Degree Programs

BFA Application Deadline for Spring 2021 – October 1, 2020

BFA Application Deadline for Fall 2021 – February 15, 2021

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).

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art is a professional degree program for artists very seriously interested in the evolution of their artistic expression. This program will require you to contend with yourself as an artist by fostering your dedication, the definition of your point of view, your ideas, and the quality of your ways of expression.

The BFA program is a 120 credit hour degree, requiring a portfolio submission at time of application. The BFA only accepts applications for Fall or Spring. No summer admittance.

For transfer students, no more than 60 credits can be transferred into the BFA program.  For current FIU art students who are interested in the BFA program, no more than 60 credits can be earned at the time of application deadline (October 1 for Spring / February 15 for Fall) per accreditation requirements.

More information click here

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts is designed to prepare students for technological and conceptual relevance within contemporary digital arts practice. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of new media, explore emerging technologies and participate in the evolution of digital arts as an interdisciplinary exploration within the field of fine arts. The program balances practical and technical training with an emphasis on fine arts. This degree offers an intensive course of study in new media. Students graduating from this degree will be able to seek careers in motion graphics, prototype design, digital fabrication, digital photography, and digital audiovisual artworks.

The BFA program is a 120 credit hour degree, requiring a portfolio submission at time of application. The BFA only accepts applications for Fall or Spring. No summer admittance.

For transfer students, no more than 60 credits can be transferred into the BFA program.  For current FIU art students who are interested in the BFA program, no more than 60 credits can be earned at the time of application deadline (October 1 for Spring / February 15 for Fall) per accreditation requirements.

The BFA in Digital Arts offers two additional degree options with its Graphic Design Track and Animation Track.

The BFA in Digital Arts: Graphic Design Track provides an intensive program of study in contemporary design strategies and theory. The curriculum includes design and typography courses with an emphasis on mobility, strategic branding and social media in a network economy. This degree track capitalizes on a strong base in fine arts and innovative design courses where students will master a strong foundation in design and become proficient designers sought by multiple disciplines, industries, and professions.

The BFA in Digital Arts: Animation Track emphasizes concepts and technical practices essential to the production of 2D and 3D computer animation and new media. Students will explore the role of animation and new media within contemporary culture, its potential for artistic output, and creative storytelling. Students graduating from this track will seek careers in animation, motion graphics, Film/TV, and related fields. This track offers an intensive course of study in animation, storytelling, character design, video production, and new media.

More information click here

The Department of Art and Art History offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art History that is designed to introduce methodologies and subjects of Art History from throughout the world. In addition to traditional European and American subjects from ancient to modern times, we offer a strong emphasis on Latin American art from Pre-Columbian to the present. The BA in Art History provides professional education as preparation for careers as art professionals and for further graduate study. The BA compliments our BFA degree program in art and provides significant interaction between artists and historians.

The BA in Art History is a 120 credit hour degree.

More information click here

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art program offers a wide range of experiences in studio art, including technical and formal concerns, experimental and conceptual development, while also allowing concentration in a focused area of study or exploration of other academic disciplines within the University. The BA in Art establishes the foundation towards an artistic career. It qualifies for advancement to graduate education such as MFA in Visual Arts, MAT or MS in Art Education, and MA in Arts Administration.

The BA in Art is a 120 credit hour degree.

More Information click here

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a professional degree program designed to train artists to teach art/art history, aesthetics and criticism in a school or studio settings. The program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with rigorous studio experience, and considers the urban, multicultural nature of the university community, as well as more general national trends within the discipline.

The program involves extensive fieldwork with supervision and seminars. All students are encouraged to pursue specialized interests and needs. This degree program utilizes a competency-based and field-centered training model and leads to eligibility for Florida Teaching Certificate in grades K-12. The program is in accordance with and follows the recommendations of both the National Visual Arts Standards and the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) .

The BS in Art Education is a 120 credit hour degree.

More Information click here

Certificate Programs

Effective Spring 2021

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 students in FIU’s Department of Art+ Art History.

Only students majoring in a degree program at FIU’s Department of Art+ Art may enroll in the Certificate program. The course titled Classical Drawing (ART 3314C/ART 4322C) 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

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

More information click here

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU University Undergraduate School:

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

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

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

Maria M. Henriquez, MPA
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7486  Email: mparrill@fiu.edu 

Undergraduate students can log into my.fiu.edu to access My_eAdvisor on the Student Center.

FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida International University
P.O. Box 659003, Miami, Florida 33265
Tel: (305)-348-2363
http://admissions.fiu.edu/index.html

Department of Art + Art History
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Viertes Haus Building
11200 SW 8th Street - VH 216 Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-2897 | Fx: 305-348-0513
E-Mail: art@fiu.edu