Miami International University of Art & Design
Miami International University of Art & Design – is a for-profit institution and one of The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes
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, a corporate system of more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing education in design, media and visual arts, fashion, and culinary arts. Established in 1965, the University provides career-focused education in the applied arts and design, and is located in Downtown Miami. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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The school's programs are designed to make each student marketable to employers after graduation, and to help develop creativity. Students receive assistance with career planning from their entry through graduation, and beyond. The Career Services Department is designed to encourage the successful entry into each graduate’s chosen field. In addition, students are encouraged to enter work in competitions, volunteer time on extra curricular projects related to their fields of study, and attend seminars, workshops and networking events.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Computer Animation
  • Fashion Design
  • Film & Digital Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design & Interactive Media


Miami International University of Art & Design is a member of the International Association of College and University Housing Offices.

The Student Housing Office offers two services to help meet the students' needs, supervised housing and Independent-housing information.

Miami International University of Art & Design offers university-owned student housing. Edgewater Lofts is located a couple blocks North of the main university building on Biscayne Boulevard. The high rise apartment building accommodates up to 180 students. University sponsored apartments are same-sex, with co-educational floors. The residence hall has 24/7 front desk coverage, with four resident assistants and two live-in, full time professional staff members.

Involvement in the Miami Arts Community

June 2010

Miami International University of Art & Design Advertising Students Take Two of Three Scholarships Awarded by AdFed Miami

Miami, Fl - June 9, 2010 – Megan Poole and Dominique Androuin, both Advertising students from Miami International University of Art & Design, were each named the recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami.
Megan and Dominique received two of the three scholarships awarded Tuesday night at the Annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at The Viceroy Hotel on Brickell Avenue. Over 100 students submitted their application for the three $1,000 scholarships available to local university and college students planning careers in advertising related fields.
Both Megan and Dominique are completing their second year at the University. “We are very proud of both of these students; it is especially thrilling to see their talents recognized by experts in their chosen fields, especially this early on,” Judith Anderson, Advertising Program Chair. “We’re confident that this will be the first of many opportunities for them to showcase their talents.”

May 2010

Miami International University of Art & Design Invites Creative Teens to a University Summer Experience

Miami, Fl – May 20, 2010 - Miami International University of Art & Design invites high school sophomores and juniors to Summer Studio, a 4-day summer workshop designed to expand and unlock creativity while acquiring new skills, meeting new friends and learning about some of the most exciting careers in media, design, or fashion. Students may choose one of the five tracks offered in the workshop as follows:
  1. 1. Lighting Techniques – Create the mood in film and photography – students will explore the range of lighting techniques that can reinforce a film narrative or shape the meaning of a photograph.
  2. 2. Fashion Forward – Fashioning your future – students will be given a realistic view of what it takes to compete in the Fashion industry including creating a design and taking their idea into a garment or accessory.
  3. 3. Brain Train – From idea spark to finished art – students will discover the power of their creativity by developing a series of visual pieces using three different media.
  4. 4. Interactive Media – Start the buzz – this interactive class will challenge students to write copy for their product, design an ad campaign, and learn how to produce it for the web.
  5. 5. Stop Motion Animation – Bring your visual arts to life – students will learn to use very basic animation techniques to create intriguing, fun, creative, and challenging stop motion videos in a group environment.

The workshops take place June 21–24 offering high school students an opportunity to explore creative education programs from the perspective of a college student. The 4-day experience provides teenagers with a glimpse of life in a career oriented university learning the skills, techniques, and theories that are practiced by professionals in their fields of choice. In addition to the daily workshops, students can take advantage of activities planned each day to maximize maximize the experience of being in an artistic and creative university environment including educational and social activities. Students may elect to stay in the university sponsored supervised housing at a local hotel where they will be assigned roommates.
At the end of the four days, students will go home with projects they have created and a greater knowledge of what they want to do after high school.

May 2010

Miami International University of Art & Design hosts its 8th annual student exhibition

Miami, Fl May 3, 2010 - Join us for an evening of art and refreshments. This unique exhibition showcases our students’ many talents, while offering them gallery exhibition learning experience. Each year over 200 pieces are submitted by students of all programs hoping that their piece will be one of the 45 selected to be displayed for the exhibition. The exhibit is juried by a local Miami artist who selects three honorable mentions and one best in show.

April 2010

Poster Design Competition Awards Talented, Local High School Students Tuition Scholarships to Miami International University of Art and Design

Miami, FL April 14, 2010 – High school senior, Nicole Gabriel of Miami, FL placed number one at the local level of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts “Life is Better with Art in it” Poster Design Competition. Gabriel’s first place win earned her a $3,000 tuition scholarship to attend Miami International University of Art & Design.
As the first place winner, Gabriel’s design will be entered into the national stage of the competition, in which she will compete against other local winners from across North America for tuition scholarships. The grand prize winner of the national competition will be awarded a full tuition scholarship to study at The Art Institutes school they represent in the competition.
The competition was open to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing an education in graphic design. Students submitted an original poster design, a current high school transcript and a statement describing their design process, and why they want to attend one of The Art Institutes schools. From April 16 – May 14, 2010, an industry panel of judges selected by The Art Institutes will assess each student's poster design based on the specified criteria by visiting the posters and designers’ statements on The Art Institutes website.
“We were very impressed by the talent and skill that we saw displayed in the entries into this year’s Poster Design Competition,” said Erika Fleming, President of Miami International University of Art & Design. Further, “these students are the future of the graphic design industry and as just seniors in high school, they already show tremendous talent.” said Ms. Fleming.

March 2010

Miami International University of Art & Design Names 12 Winning Designers in This Year’s Style ’10 Fashion Show

Miami, FL March 18, 2010 – On March 12, over 120 students of Miami International University of Art & Design showed off their creativity, talent and hard work as part of the annual fashion show held at the FashionMiami tent in the Miami Design District. Among the winners was Gohar Rajabzadeh, whose vision finally paid off after many months of hard work, and who recently won the CFDA’s Liz Claiborne Award for $25,000.
Guests were greeted into the tent with the accessory design exhibit, featuring leather boots and shoes, handmade bags, and jewelry all designed and created by accessory design students.
The judges this year consisted of designer Christine Martin, Regional Director of the Fashion Group, John Martinez, Fashion Show Producer.
  • COLLECTION AWARD Gohar Rajabzadeh
  • EDITIORAL AWARD Carolina Perez Amado
  • EVENING AWARD Adriana Vargas
  • STYLE AWARD Camila Mangieri
  • TREND AWARD Natalia Monsalve
  • SPORTSWEAR AWARD Melanie Mercado
  • AVANT GARDE AWARD Anastasia Sorokina
  • READY TO WEAR AWARD Silvia Emery
  • COCKTAIL AWARD Roman Monzon
  • MENSWEAR AWARD Heather Thompson & Ailien Mier

March 2010

Miami International University of Art & Design Staff and Students Win ADDYs®

March 9, 2010 Miami, Fl. - Advertising industry professionals, enthusiasts and students alike gathered on Thursday, March 4 for the unveiling of the most creative advertising work by Miami’s advertising industry. Miami International University of Art & Design was among the winners this year with a total of five Silver Addys®.
The University’s communications department (Leonardo Fariῆas – Web Developer, Henry Ballate - Graphic Design, and Marcia Gomez – Director of Communications) took a Silver Addy® for its online banner entitled: Art Lovers:
MIU students received a total of four Silver Addys® for their work as follows:

Posters –
  • NASA Means Business Poster 1: Sasha Hernandez, Kenneth Dayhoff, Shannon Wright, Lynsee Birrenkott
  • NASA Means Business Poster 2: Sasha Hernandez, Kenneth Dayhoff, Shannon Wright, Lynsee Birrenkott
  • Series – Colors: Angel A. Acevedo
  • Animation – NASA Means Business PSA 002: Kenneth Dayhoff

With over 700 entries this year, there were 102 Gold ADDYs® and 151 Silver Addys® awarded in the professional category with 13 Gold Addys® and 32 Silver Addys® awarded in the student category.
“We are truly proud of our students and our employees – they did a remarkable job,” says Erika Fleming, President of Miami International University of Art & Design.
In addition, one of our students, Angel A. Acevedo also received recognition as part of the ONYX Group Team, winning one Gold ADDY® and six Silver ADDYs® from the Tallahassee Advertising Federation chapter.

In 2004, the Miami New Times
Miami New Times
The Miami New Times is a free weekly newspaper published in Miami and distributed every Thursday. It primarily serves the Miami area and is headquartered near Miami's Design District.-Overview:...

called Miami International University of Art & Design
one of "Miami's most important art institutions”
The school has frequently had art exhibitions at its gallery, including the World Refugee Day and
Manimalism exhibitions in 2006.

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