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Miami International University of Art & Design

Overview

From the College

A focused education from Miami International University of Art & Design can help students turn their creative energy into a powerful tool that can make a difference in the world. Students are part of a collaborative and supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills needed to pursue a career in the creative economy.

The school's programs in the areas of design, media arts, and fashion give students the opportunity to learn by using professional-grade technology and build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Miami International University of Art & Design and its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Jacksonville and The Art Institute of Tampa, are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award diplomas and associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami International University of Art & Design.

Miami International University of Art & Design is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400; phone: 888-224-6684 (toll-free).

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; http://www.accredit-id.org.

Location

Miami is a culturally rich region that celebrates events year-round, including the African-American Heritage Festival, Haitian Heritage Week, the Viva Mexico Celebration, the Israel Independence Celebration, and Asian Cultural Week. The city is home to professional sports teams, and residents enjoy the sandy beaches, international cuisine, local clubs, the historic Art Deco District, Coral Gables, and Key Biscayne. The Florida Keys, Disney World, and the Bahamas are all just a short trip away.

Programs of Study and Degrees

No matter which course of study a student may choose, the professionals at Miami International University of Art & Design will guide, support, and help each student as their talents evolve on their journey of personal and professional transformation. Students studying design learn to fine-tune their visual thinking and problem-solving skills, as they create everything from logos to TV ads. Programs in the area of media arts focus on utilizing technology to deliver information and entertainment, while students studying fashion learn to design clothes for the runway or run a retail shop.

Bachelor's degree programs are available in advertising, audio production, computer animation, fashion design, fashion merchandising, film and digital production, graphic design, interior design, photography, visual and entertainment arts, visual effects and motion graphics, and Web design and interactive media.

Associate degrees are available in accessory design, fashion design, and fashion merchandising.

Master's degree programs are offered in design and media management, film, graphic design, interior design, and visual arts.

Academic Programs

Miami International University of Art & Design operates on a year-round, quarterly basis. Each quarter totals eleven weeks. Bachelor's degree programs are twelve quarters in length.

Academic Facilities

Miami International University of Art & Design provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student's course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers that they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment--from classrooms to computer labs to studios--focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare students for the real world.

Costs

Tuition cost varies by program. Prospective students should contact the school for current tuition costs. Other charges include a starting kit for all first-quarter students. Kits vary in price, depending on the program of study.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet with a financial aid officer.

Faculty

Faculty members are experienced professionals who create a learning environment that is similar to the professional world students will face after graduation. Instructors are focused on helping students develop the skills they need to transform their creative potential into marketable skills.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or achievement of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate as a prerequisite for admission. In lieu of documenting high school graduation or a GED certificate, applicants may provide proof of attaining an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution. An official transcript indicating date of high school graduation, GED certificate (including test scores), or date of college graduation (including degree granted) is required as proof.

All individuals seeking admission to the school are interviewed in person or by phone by an assistant director of admissions, and each applicant must create an original essay of at least 150 words stating how an education at Miami International University of Art & Design would help the student to achieve career goals. There is a $50 application fee.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, please refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

To obtain an application, arrange for an interview, or tour the school, prospective students should contact:

Miami International University of Art & Design

1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100

Miami, Florida 33132-1418

United States

Phone: 305-428-5700

800-225-9023 (toll-free)

Fax: 305-374-5933

Web site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/

See aiprograms.info for program duration,tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Footnote

The Art Institute of Atlanta; The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur1; The Art Institute of Austin2; The Art Institute of California-Hollywood; The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire; The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles; The Art Institute of California-Orange County; The Art Institute of California-Sacramento; The Art Institute of California-San Diego; The Art Institute of California-San Francisco; The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale; The Art Institute of Charleston1; The Art Institute of Charlotte3; The Art Institute of Colorado; The Art Institute of Dallas3; The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; The Art Institute of Fort Worth3; The Art Institute of Houston; The Art Institute of Houston-North2; The Art Institute of Indianapolis4; The Art Institute of Jacksonville5; The Art Institute of Las Vegas; The Art Institute of Michigan; The Art Institute of New York City; The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati6; The Art Institute of Philadelphia; The Art Institute of Phoenix; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; The Art Institute of Portland; The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham3; The Art Institute of Salt Lake City; The Art Institute of San Antonio2; The Art Institute of Seattle; The Art Institute of Tampa5; The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville1; The Art Institute of Tucson; The Art Institute of Vancouver; The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 1,7; The Art Institute of Washington1,7; The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia1,7; The Art Institute of Wisconsin; The Art Institute of York-Pennsylvania; The Art Institutes International-Kansas City; The Art Institutes International Minnesota; The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg; The Illinois Institute of Art-Tinley Park; Miami International University of Art & Design; The New England Institute of Art.



1 A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta; 2 A branch of The Art Institute of Houston; 3 A campus of South University; 4 The Art Institute of Indianapolis is regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 W. Washington St., Rm. E201, Indianapolis, IN 46204, AC-0080; 5 A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design; 6 The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, 8845 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317, OH Reg. #04-01-1698B; 7 Certified by the State Council of Higher Education to operate in Virginia.


Location & Contact

Miami International University of Art & Design

1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
United States

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 305-428-5700

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Programs

Design
Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Design & Media Management Master of Arts
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Fine Arts
Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Computer Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Film & Digital Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development I
Diploma
Web Design & Development II Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion
Accessory Design Associate of Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.



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