Arts & Humanities

Florida Book Awards announces deadline for 2022 competition

The Florida Book Awards has announced its 2022 competition for the best Florida literature and established a Jan. 13, 2023, entry deadline. Coordinated by Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program, established in 2006 to recognize and celebrate the best literature by Florida authors and […]

Florida State University ranked among world’s top 25 college drama programs

Florida State University ranks No. 19 in The Hollywood Reporter’s top 25 drama schools worldwide, reaffirming the School of Theatre as a mainstay in the publication’s annual list of best schools for an acting degree. The recognition adds to a long list of honors the university has received over the years. “We are thrilled to […]

FSU College of Music presents ‘rich array’ of styles for 2022-23 season

The Florida State University College of Music has announced a 2022-2023 concert season that features a 17-event University Musical Associates (UMA) Concert Series and an eight-event Housewright Virtuoso Series – both of which will showcase professional-level performances by students, faculty and special guests from around the world. The UMA Concert Series begins Sept. 9 with […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts continues to rise among the best film schools in the nation 

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts has climbed to No. 14, up one spot from last year, on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the Top 25 American Film Schools. Recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications, The Hollywood Reporter measures film schools on the success of their alumni, reputation among film […]

FSU film school premieres free screening of MFA graduate students’ capstone work  

As the 2022 summer semester concludes, the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts presents a free public screening of graduate thesis films to the Tallahassee community. The films will be shown in two parts on Saturday, July 30, at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, and they represent the work of second-year graduate students […]

FSU dance professor wins prestigious Gish Prize as awards continue to flow

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a Lawton Distinguished Professor at Florida State University and the founder of New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Zollar will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000 for her groundbreaking […]

Latest act: Malaev-Babel begins role as director of FSU/Asolo Conservatory

Andrei Malaev-Babel has been selected as director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Florida State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre announced. Malaev-Babel, an expert on Russian theater and acting techniques and an award-winning director and scholar who served as head of acting at the Conservatory for more than a […]

Pride month: FSU’s MoFA to showcase collaborative project on historical Tallahassee publishing company

June 9 – October 29, 2022 An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at MoFA. A collaborative project between Florida State University Libraries and the FSU Honors Program presents “It’s A Lot Like Falling in Love: Legacies of Naiad Press and the Tallahassee Lesbian Community,” on display June 9-Oct. 29 […]

FSU’s The Ringling partners with Circus Arts Conservatory to present family-friendly Summer Circus Spectacular

This summer, circus fans of all ages can beat the heat at reasonable prices while experiencing the best of the circus arts in Sarasota, Fla. Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Circus Arts Conservatory present the 2022 Summer Circus Spectacular June 10-Aug. 13, at the Historic Asolo Theatre […]

FSU dance professor selected as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park

A Florida State University College of Fine Arts professor and her spouse – a graduate of the college – have been selected as artists-in-residence at Montana’s Glacier National Park to create a dance film focused on global environmental challenges and the effects of humans. Ilana Goldman, an associate professor in the School of Dance, and […]

FSU dance professor continues to be recognized as trailblazer in performing arts

Florida State University’s Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was honored this week for her lasting contributions to dance through an award that recognizes trailblazers and visionaries in the performing arts. Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts and founder of the celebrated Urban Bush Women (UBW) dance company, received the […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts among the best film schools in the nation 

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top film schools. In the past month alone, the college has been included in Variety magazine’s “30 Top Film Schools in North America” and in’s top 10 undergraduate film programs in the U.S. also ranked […]