Arts & Humanities

FSU’s film school earns Top 20 national ranking

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts is one of the best film schools in the nation, checking in at No. 19 on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of Top 25 Film Schools. This month, the entertainment industry magazine ranked the best film schools using such criteria as the quality of faculty and […]

2018 Florida Book Awards competition opens with call for entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2019 The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 12th annual competition with a call for entries in 11 categories. The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State University Libraries, with the support of partner organizations from across the state. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards […]

Archaeologists investigate history of Mission San Luis

Back in a corner of the grounds of a 17th century Spanish mission, FSU students and their professor have been spending a lot of time digging in the dirt. The site is Mission San Luis and the students and their professor are working on the first archaeological dig in 10 years at the living history museum […]

FSU invests in the future of the Museum of Fine Arts with two new appointments

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts has appointed two new staff members to oversee its activities and exhibition space, effective July 30. Preston McLane will serve as the museum’s new director. He will succeed MoFA founding director Allys Palladino-Craig, who will retire in September after 38 years at the helm of the museum. Meredith […]

FSU Summer Music Camps celebrate 77 years of musical delight

Hundreds of middle and high music students from across the world are participating in the 77th season of Florida State University’s renowned FSU Summer Music Camps. Camps began on June 10, and over the course of five weeks, 1,500 young musicians will take part in 14 different programs. “Our camps not only provide great musical […]

Art history graduate student curates exhibition at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in art history has curated an exhibit that will open June 28 at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. Gabriela Germana curated the exhibition “Metal Bodies: Contemporary Peruvian Women Artists,” which showcases the art of 10 contemporary Peruvian women artists who have explored the female form through the […]

Teachers learn dance moves for math lessons as part of innovative program hosted by FSU’s Opening Nights

Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up this week to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. About 40 teachers attended “Math Dance” workshops at FSU to learn dance moves that can be […]

AT&T donates $10,000 to Opening Nights at Florida State University for cultural arts programming in high schools

AT&T is donating $10,000 to Opening Nights at Florida State University to help provide enhanced cultural arts programming for Leon County high school students. With AT&T’s support, Opening Nights is bringing artists from two different continents to Tallahassee as part of its “Opening Nights in Class” initiative. Singer-songwriter Graeme James of New Zealand will perform […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2018-2019 season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2018-2019 season of performances and events. The lineup boasts 45 performances with artists from 11 different countries representing music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and visual arts. Emerging artists, such as classical performing artist and accordion prodigy Hanzhi Wang and popular favorites like The Temptations and […]

Dream comes true for FSU students at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University film students are rubbing shoulders this week with some of the world’s most famous movie stars and directors at the prestigious 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Tyler Knutt and Nicholas Markart, both 21 years old and seniors in FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are presenting their documentary, “Peacekeeper,” at the festival’s […]

FSU music professor earns prestigious research fellowship

Florida State University Music Professor Iain Quinn has received a prestigious fellowship to study and bring new life to the musical archive of Rudolph Ganz, an influential and celebrated 20th-century composer, conductor, pianist and music educator. The fellowship comes from the Newberry, a historic research library in Chicago and the repository for Ganz’s extensive collection […]

FSU’s MANCC awarded national grant to support next generation of artists

Florida State University’s Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography has been awarded a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support creative laboratories for emerging dance artists and their collaborators. The MANCC Forward Dialogues (MFD) program is a laboratory designed to support and catalyze the ideas of emergent movement-based artists by […]