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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts2020-05-28T15:43:25+00:00

Application Deadline for Spring 2021 – October 1, 2020

Application Deadline for Fall 2021 – February 15, 2021

The Bachelor of Fine Arts 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.

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 GetAcceptd.com 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 (October 1 for Spring / February 15 for Fall).

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: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Common Prerequisite Manual FIU Course Number FIU Course Title Credit Hours
MAC X147 MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 3
ARH X050 ARH 2050 Art History Survey 3
ARH X051 ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3
ART X201C ART 1201C 2-D Design 3
ART X203C ART 1203C 3-D Design 3
ART X300C ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3
ART X301C ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 3
ART X932C ART XXXX Advisor Approved Elective 3

Program Requirements

 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ARH 4450* Modern Art 3
ARH 4470* Contemporary Art –GL 3
ARH 4771 History of Digital Art 3
ART 2602C* Digital Imaging 3
ART 2608C* Digital Media Foundation 3
ART 2622C Introduction to Experimental Video Art 3
ART 2648C Introduction to Digital Art Lab 3
ART 3617C Intermediate Experimental Video 3
ART 3638C Video Installation 3
ART 3820* Research & Development 3
ART 3822* Creative Practice 3
ART 4636C Advanced Experimental Video Art 3
ART 4649C Intermediate Digital Art Lab 3
ART 4650C Advanced Digital Art Lab 3
ART 4952C Thesis I 3
ART 4953C Thesis II 3
PGY 2800C Beginning Digital Photography 3
Electives Advisor Approved Electives 9

* Indicates courses common across tracks within BFA Digital Arts degree.

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 GetAcceptd.com

Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline for Fall Semester – February 15

Application Deadline for Spring Semester – October 1

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.

Common Course Prerequisites: Same as those for BFA in Art degree requirements (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II)

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 utilize the GetAcceptd.com 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 (October 1 for Spring / February 15 for Fall).

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: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts: Graphic Design Track
Degree Program Hours: 120

Common Prerequisite Manual FIU Course Number FIU Course Title Credit Hours
MAC X147 MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 3
ARH X050 ARH 2050 Art History Survey 3
ARH X051 ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3
ART X201C ART 1201C 2-D Design 3
ART X203C ART 1203C 3-D Design 3
ART X300C ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3
ART X301C ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 3
ART X932C ART XXXX Advisor Approved Elective 3

Program Requirements

 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ARH 4450* Modern Art 3
ARH 4470* Contemporary Art –GL 3
ARH 4724 History of Graphic Design 3
ART 2602C* Digital Imaging 3
ART 2608C* Digital Media Foundation 3
ART 3820* Research & Development 3
ART 3822* Creative Practice 3
ART 4660C Digital Art Presentation 3
GRA 2106C Typography 3
GRA 2111 Graphic Design I 3
GRA 2151C Illustration 3
GRA 3803C Design for Mobility 3
GRA 3817 Graphic Design II 3
GRA 4818 Graphic Design III 3
GRA 4189C GRA 4189C Thesis I/Portfolio 3
GRA 4940 GRA 4940 Graphic Design Internship 3
PGY 2800C Beginning Digital Photography 3
Electives Advisor Approved Electives 9

* Indicates courses common across tracks within the BFA Digital Arts degree.

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 Graphic Design.

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 GetAcceptd.com

Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline for Fall Semester – February 15

Application Deadline for Spring Semester – October 1

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..

Common Course Prerequisites: Same as those for BFA in Art degree requirements (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Art History Survey I, Art History Survey II)

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 utilize the GetAcceptd.com 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 (October 1 for Spring / February 15 for Fall).

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: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts: Animation Track
Degree Program Hours: 120

Common Prerequisite Manual FIU Course Number FIU Course Title Credit Hours
MAC X147 MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 3
ARH X050 ARH 2050 Art History Survey 3
ARH X051 ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3
ART X201C ART 1201C 2-D Design 3
ART X203C ART 1203C 3-D Design 3
ART X300C ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3
ART X301C ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 3
ART X932C ART XXXX Advisor Approved Elective 3

Program Requirements

 
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ARH 4450* Modern Art 3
ARH 4470* Contemporary Art –GL 3
ARH 4771 History of Digital Art 3
ART 2021C Introduction 3D Animation 3
ART 2025C Introduction 2D Animation 3
ART 2602C* Digital Imaging 3
ART 2608C* Digital Media Foundation 3
ART 2622C Introduction to Experimental Video Art 3
ART 3023C Intermediate Animation 3
ART 3617C Intermediate Experimental Video 3
ART 3666C Story Telling and Character Development 3
ART 3820* Research & Development 3
ART 3822* Creative Practice 3
ART 4615C Advanced Animation 3
ART 4636C Advanced Experimental Video Art 3
ART 4952C Thesis I 3
ART 4953C Thesis II 3
Electives Advisor Approved Electives 9

* Indicates courses common across tracks within the BFA Digital Arts degree.

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 Digital Arts.

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 GetAcceptd.com

Application Deadlines:

Application Deadline for Fall Semester – February 15

Application Deadline for Spring Semester – October 1

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: 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 

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