FIU Partners with Royal Caribbean


FIU partners with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

CARTA Dean Brian Schriner sent out this statement about the partnership:

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, December 10 the University signed an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) that permits RCL to build and operate a $20M state-of-the art production, rehearsal and performance facility at BBC. The lease agreement  enables RCL train their shipboard entertainers and will be fully operational by January 2015.

The agreement contains significant educational benefits for the entire University community. Specifically for the College of Architecture + The Arts, the agreement contains the following:

  • CARTA Access To Newly Constructed 125,000 sq. ft  Facility
  • Jointly-Designed and Taught Customized Curriculum
  • RCL Master Classes At MMC
  • 10 Annual Paid Internships For CARTA Students
  • CARTA Annual Student Scholarships
  • CARTA Annual Faculty Research Fellow
  • CARTA Annual Performing Arts Operational Funds
  • RCL Annual Juried Set Design Competition
  • RCL Guest Speakers
  • RCL Guided Tours Of Shipboard Facilities
  • RCL Membership On CARTA’s Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board

I am confident this agreement establishes a sustainable, public-private-partnership that immediately enhances our curriculum, and thus our students’ career options, by providing experiential learning opportunities, additional subject-matter expertise, operational funds, and access to facilities and technology that we would not otherwise be able to afford.

For additional details of the agreement, please review this morning’s Miami Herald’s article. Click here.

Warm regards,

Brian Schriner, Dean

Read the Miami Herald article HERE.

Entry Terrace RCL Bldg FIU BBC
Entry Terrace RCL Bldg

Read the FIU News article HERE.

High-flying performers to train and live on FIU’s campus

Partnership win-win for university, Royal Caribbean

FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement to build a unique new rehearsal facility for shipboard performers, while affording FIU students unprecedented access to training, internships and exclusive research opportunities in hospitality and the cruise industry.

The 130,000-square-foot, $20 million facility will break ground this week on the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus and is expected to open its doors in January 2015. The facility will be outfitted with full automation capability, where performers can train in either of two leading rigging systems.

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South Facade RCL Bldg FIU BBC
South Facade RCL Bldg

Photo Source: FIU News


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