About the Department

Studying Art at the University of Miami


The Department of Art and Art History offers undergraduate and graduate study within a strong, liberal arts program at a private University. Our department brings together a talented group of students with a faculty of highly regarded professional artists and accomplished art historians.

We have 22 full-time faculty and a talented group of part-time instructors, all of whom are active in their fields. Undergraduate degree programs in our department include: B.A. in Art History; B.A. in Studio Art; B.F.A. in Ceramics, Graphic Design/Multimedia, Painting, Photography/Digital Imaging, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Graduate degree programs include: M.F.A. in Ceramics, Digital Imaging-Illustration/Photography, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Each program is designed for personal development and career success. Please see the “Programs” page for information about each of the department’s art history and studio areas.

The department's studios, classrooms, and offices are located in three locations on the University's Coral Gables campus: The Rainbow Building, The Studio Arts Building (also known as the 1535 Levante Building), and the Merrick Building. Please visit our “Facilities” page to find descriptions for each location.

‌Information about the University of Miami Gallery in the Wynwood Art District and the Lowe Art Museum may be found in the “Gallery” section of our website.

We welcome you to visit our department, especially if you are thinking about applying to become a major, minor, or future graduate student. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting specific faculty members, viewing the facilities, or talking to our current students. We can also help schedule appointments with academic advisors and admissions representatives, or arrange for you to attend a class. We are open all year, except during our Winter Break, and we look forward to meeting you soon!