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BFA Application Deadline for Fall 2021 – February 15, 2021

BFA Application Deadline for Spring 2022 – October 15, 2021

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.

Candidates for the BFA (all the tracks) are required to submit electronically a portfolio of their works to be reviewed by a departmental committee. Not all candidates for the BFA will be accepted. The department utilizes the service for the portfolio submissions.

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 (February 15 for Fall / October 15 for Spring).

Degree Program Hours: 120

Transfer students can verify prerequisites by visiting FIU Transfer and Transition Services – Transfer Guides

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: Undergraduate Art + Art History Course Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

Portfolio Requirements:

All images submitted must be in 300 dpi jpeg format, and include – title of work, dimensions, medium, date produced.  Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members. Click here for  BFA-Portfolio-Slide-Sample-Instructions

Portfolio of work – 20 images

Option 1

• 5 images of observational drawings and/or figurative drawings.
• 15 images representing skill and creativity in the applicant’s desired studio focus such as Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, and Printmaking.

Option 2

• 20 images of applicant’s best artwork representing skill and creativity.

Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members. Once admission decision is made, applicants will be notified shortly after.

Summit BFA Portfolio via

Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline for Fall Semester – February 15

Application Deadline for Spring Semester – October 15

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

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:

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-3539  Email:

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

FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida International University
P.O. Box 659003, Miami, Florida 33265
Tel: (305)-348-2363