bachelor of arts programs

There are three Bachelor of Arts degree options: Studio Art, Art History, and General Study (in which a student can combine both studio and art history). All three require 36 credits in the department plus an overall liberal arts education that includes English, Math, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Modern Languages, plus room for 18 credits of electives. The BA degree requires a 15 credit minor in another department.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Studio degree requires:

  • ART 101 Introduction to Drawing I
  • ART 109 Introduction to Electronic Media
  • ARH 131. Survey of Western Art 1 or ARH 133 Art of Non-Western Cultures
  • ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
  • One ARH elective of your choice
  • Seven studio classes

The Bachelor of Arts in General Study degree requires:

  • ART 101 Introduction to Drawing I
  • ART 109 Introduction to Electronic Media
  • ARH 131. Survey of Western Art 1 or ARH 133 Art of Non-Western Cultures
  • ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
  • One ARH elective of your choice
  • Any combination of seven studio or art history classes

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree requires:

  • Any 2 Art Classes
  • ARH 131 and ARH 132
  • 7 Art History Classes (200 level or above)
  • 1 Art History Seminar

bachelor of fine arts program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requires 72 credits in the department (and fewer General Education requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences):

  • ART 101 Introduction to Drawing I
  • ART 109 Introduction to Electronic Media
  • ARH 131. Survey of Western Art 1 or ARH 133 Art of Non-Western Cultures
  • ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
  • ARH 343 or ARH 344 (Modern or Contemporary Art History)
  • Two ARH electives of your choice
  • A primary studio concentration of 18 credits
  • A secondary studio concentration of 12 credits
  • A tertiary studio concentration of 9 credits
  • 12 credits of studio electives

The BFA degree carries an automatic minor in Art History and does not require another minor outside the department.


bfa application procedures

Freshman applicants interested in the BFA program need to send their regular application materials to the University of Miami Admissions Office and upload their portfolios to the department of Art and Art History at our Decision Deskdrop box at:

https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/umiamiarts2014/apply

This is a very user-friendly site that offers tech support and allows you to make changes to your application, if you wish, at a later time. Image files are accepted as JPEG, JPG, PNG, or GIF files. Applications are reviewed on a periodic basis, so there is no deadline, however, we advise that new students apply no later than May 1 for the following Fall semester, and that current students apply before the registration deadline for the term they wish to begin as a BFA student. The department will notify applicants whether they have been admitted into the BFA program soon after the Admissions office makes its decisions: they periodically send us a list. Should you hear from them before we do, you can certainly contact the department to find out thestatus of your application to the BFA program (email art-arh@miami.edu: results will not be given out over the phone). Students admitted into the BA program but not the BFA program may reapply again but need to be in the program for at least a full year before graduation.

Students currently enrolled at the University of Miami in a BA program should follow the same application process. For questions, contact

Department of Art and Art History
University of Miami
1540 Levante Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-2542
(305) 284-2115 FAX
art-arh@miami.edu

If you’ve mailed in your application already it will be returned to you only if you included a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. All applicants who mail their portfolios to us will receive a letterwith instructions on how to upload their work using our new system.


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