Dean’s Special Message2023-08-18T13:33:43-04:00

Welcome to Fall 2023 from Dean Brian Schriner

brian schriner

August 21, 2023

Dear College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Panthers,

To our newly admitted Panthers, Welcome! And to our over 4,000 returning Panthers, Welcome Back!

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we appreciate your trust in us and thank you for your decision to pursue your dreams and obtain your goals at FIU in CARTA. We know you had options when selecting a university, and we are confident that you made the correct choice!

Simply put, CARTA is Creative Forces At Work.

Ranked #11 as the Most Innovative US Public College in America, CARTA is a diverse think tank for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and academic excellence. With a shared mission of experiential learning, applied research, and creative activities, CARTA provides you with the unique opportunity to grow in your chosen discipline and to graduate in a timely fashion with career-ready skills. As your Dean, I am committed to ensuring that you all have access to the expertise and resources you need to be successful.

So, to begin the semester and ensure you get off to a good start, I encourage you to (re)visit There you can find all kinds of important information, such as your class schedule, the University’s academic calendar, contact information for your academic advisor, the University Course Catalog, your Panther Degree Audit (PDA), information about additional scholarships, and much more.

Also, take a few minutes to (re)visit the College’s updated homepage, There you will learn more about CARTA’s engaged mission; academic departments and schools; study abroad; internships; and a calendar listing our over 200 events offered on the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), CARTA | Mana Wynwood, and our SOA | Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS).

I also encourage you to follow CARTA on social media @fiucarta for all the latest news on what’s happening across the College, including my weekly video message every Monday morning, #CARTAGotAMinute? To show your CARTA Panther Pride, please use the hashtags, #FIUCARTAProud, #FIUCARTACares, #FIUCARTALeads, and #FIUCARTACreativeForcesAtWork in your own posts.

In closing, thank you again for your confidence. Your education is an investment in your future, and like you, I am excited about the upcoming year and the remarkable opportunities ahead of us!

Paws Up!


Brian Schriner