Miami International University of Art & Design

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Miami International University of Art & Design
Type Nonprofit institution [1][2]
Established 1965
President Erika Fleming
Students 2,180[3]
Location Miami, Florida, USA

Miami International University of Art & Design – formerly known as International Fine Arts College (IFAC), is a nonprofit institution owned and operated by Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH), LLC[1][2] which provides programs 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.[4]

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.


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.


  1. ^ a b "Dream Center Foundation Info - The Art Institutes". 
  2. ^ a b "EDMC completes sale of schools to Dream Center". 
  3. ^ "Growing Downtown Higher Education May Add Florida International University Law Unit - Miami Today". 
  4. ^ Institution details, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Coordinates: 25°47′22.91″N 80°11′19.84″W / 25.7896972°N 80.1888444°W / 25.7896972; -80.1888444