Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design


Miami International University of Art & Design is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. Miami International University of Art & Design offers master's, bachelor's, and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, and media arts (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012 to 2022).

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.

Miami International University of Art and Design is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity provided students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


Situated on the eastern edge of downtown Miami, adjacent to a causeway linking the city to legendary hot spot South Beach, Miami International University of Art & Design is right in the center of one of the world's most fascinating, exciting, and diverse cities.

Miami is earning a name as an international, multicultural city that's a fusion of culture, tradition, and exotic flavors. Its unique connection and proximity to its Latin American neighbors makes Miami a true melting pot of rich cultures, traditions, and festivals.

Thanks to its Latin American and Hispanic connection, Miami has become a base of operations for hundreds of companies seeking to gain an economic foothold in these growing markets. The city continues to develop and grow, along with its economy and its status as an international player.

The arts, fashion, and design also thrive in Miami. Each year, the City of Miami hosts Art Basel, the winter equivalent of the world's largest art show held in Basel, Switzerland. Talented artists, art dealers, galleries, and museums come from all over the world to exhibit throughout the city during Art Basel.

The area is also home to attractions like the historic Art Deco District of South Beach, the Design District, Wynwood Art District, and Coconut Grove. As the focal point of performing arts activity in South Florida, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County serves as a showcase for the finest in established and developing cultural programs. And of course, nearby Miami Beach and particularly South Beach offer a wide range of foods, shops, activities, nightlife, and people to explore.

Miami is known for its miles of beautiful beaches and for being the winter home of countless celebrities, as well as the setting for many movies and TV shows such as "CSI Miami." The NFL's Miami Dolphins play in Sun Life Stadium; baseball's Miami Marlins play at Marlins Park; the Miami Heat of the NBA play at American Airlines Arena; and the Florida Panthers of the NHL play in BB&T Center.

Vibrant, multicultural, and rapidly growing, Miami is a city like none other. Miami International University of Art & Design and its student body and faculty reflect Miami's diversity, its commitment to the growth of the arts, and its reputation as a center of international commerce and success.

Location & Contact

Miami International University of Art & Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 
Miami, FL 33132-1418
United States
PHONE: 1.305.428.5700 or 1.800.225.9023
FAX: 1.305.374.5933 


Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Design & Media Management Master of Arts
Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor 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 Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Film Master of Fine Arts
Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Accessory Design Associate of Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Arts
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

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 them for the real world. 


Actual tuition and housing costs will vary depending on program, number of credits enrolled, and living arrangements. Prospective students should contact a Student Financial Services professional at the school for details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


Faculty members are hands-on creative professionals with proven experience as business leaders and innovators, hosting a learning environment similar to the career world students will face after graduation. Part instructor, part mentor, their mission is to help develop and transform creative potential into marketable skills. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Application and Information

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

Miami International University of Art & Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
PHONE:  1.305.428.5700 or 1.800.225.9023
FAX:  1.305.374.5933

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132-1418 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is