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The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at Florida International University is committed to the education of our next cultural leaders, performers and creators through our visual and performing arts programs.

We strive to advance Miami’s artistic and cultural landscape by implementing a curriculum intended to develop the students’ arts skills working side-by-side with our professional and renowned faculty.

FIU Art + Art History has been ranked #3 for Best 18 Art Colleges in Florida in 2021, FIU Theatre has been ranked #4 in Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts in Florida in 2021 and FIU Music has been ranked #4 in Best Colleges for Music and #5 in Best 20 Music Colleges in Florida in 2021.

Department of Art + Art History

#3 – Best 18 Art Colleges in Florida in 2021 by Best Value Schools
In today’s job force, companies seek cutting-edge designs and branding to maintain brand dominance. Graphic designers and artists with sharp creative skills and branding techniques are in high-demand by marketing and advertising companies.

To aid students in the daunting task of selecting an art college, Best Value Schools compiled a list of the best art colleges in Florida that best fit their criteria: low student-to-faculty ratio, price per credit, quality of education, etc.

Learn more about this ranking here.

School of Music

#4 2021 Best Colleges for Music in Florida ranking by College Factual
Florida is the fifth most popular state for students pursuing fine and studio arts-related degrees in the U.S. and FIU was ranked as number four in the state. This year’s Best Colleges for Music in Florida ranking analyzed colleges and universities in the state that offer a bachelor’s degree in music. More than 20 factors including major focus, major popularity and accreditation are considered in order to determine the top 15% of schools for music students in Florida.

Learn more about this ranking here.

#5 Best 20 Music Colleges in Florida in 2021 by Best Value Schools
Best Value Schools ranked 20 universities by tuition, student-faculty ratio and undergraduate graduation rate. Estimated undergraduate tuition per semester was obtained directly from each school’s website. Student-faculty and graduation ratios were obtained via the National Center for Education Statistics.

Schools were sorted and assigned points accordingly across all three categories. The breakdown of points distribution is 40% tuition, 40% graduation rate and 20% student-faculty ratio. The maximum number of possible points was 100.

Learn more about this ranking here.

Department of Theatre

#4 – 2021 Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts in Florida by College Factual
Theatre is a popular discipline of study and Florida is the sixth most popular state for students studying this major. 640 of the 16,329 Drama & Theater Arts diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Florida. This year’s Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts in Florida ranking analyzed eight colleges and universities that offer a bachelor’s degree in drama and theater arts. They look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Drama & Theater Arts students in Florida.

Learn more about this ranking here.

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