The FIU Art + Art History Department provides a sanctuary for the development of new visions, ideas and techniques. Studio art majors will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of disciplines acquiring all the basic skills while exploring a range of new possibilities. Students of Art History will learn the research methodology, theory and criticism necessary for careers in contemporary practice. The interactivity of our Studio Art and Art History programs helps students define their own roles as artists and art historians in today's world. This communal atmosphere encourages artistic camaraderie, engendering trust and a climate conducive to intellectual and aesthetic growth. We provide many opportunities for each student including visiting artist seminars, workshops and study abroad programs. The FIU Art + Art History Department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).