College of Fine Arts

Five questions with Chris Omni, the ‘Health Hippie’ earning a Ph.D. in Art Education

Chris Omni is a published author, documentary filmmaker, international presenter, community mobilizer and self-proclaimed eco-spiritualist. She’s also a doctoral candidate in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art Education. Affectionately known as the “Health Hippie” because of her 20-plus years in community health mobilization, Omni credits her current path to divine alignment, timing and […]

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 […]

Five questions: FSU art therapy professor highlights the importance of humor and humanity through research initiatives 

Dave Gussak, a professor in the Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy Program, has spent the past 30 years helping therapists, graduate students and clients understand the link between art and the human experience. Recognized as a leading expert in art therapy in the correctional and forensic arenas, Gussak regularly presents on the subject in […]

10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]

FSU School of Dance presents ‘Days of Dance’ concert series

Florida State University’s School of Dance will return from a two-year hiatus to showcase the talent of its faculty and students in its annual Days of Dance concert series April 15-16 and April 22-23. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Caleb Mitchell, Days of Dance features a broad scope of dance genres, with choreography set […]

Florida State University to host annual TEDxFSU conference 

Florida State University will host the annual TEDxFSU conference, highlighting the innovative talents and ideas of FSU students, faculty and alumni. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the FSU Alumni Center Ballroom. Speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including advocacy, robotics, medicine, art and research will talk at […]

FSU Interior Architecture and Design students win design competition to memorialize local enslaved population 

Three Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture and Design graduate students have been selected as winners of the Goodwood Museum & Gardens Memorial to the Enslaved Competition. Students Hannah Smith, Alana Houston and Sarah Rifqi, who were mentored by Assistant Professor Meghan Mick, were awarded $1,000 for their winning design of “A Bridge to […]

Spring exhibitions at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) is featuring three new exhibitions that display the talent and creative explorations of FSU’s Flying High Circus, photographer Bruce Davidson and ceramist Jiha Moon. “The three shows we have in the museum right now offer something for everyone,” said Meredith Lynn, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts. “‘75 Years of Flying High’ is a fun, engaging show that families […]

FSU Art Therapy international conference tackles pandemic-related mental health issues

Mental health issues are a continuing concern among youth and families, especially with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Florida State University’s Art Therapy Program is bringing together art therapy professionals during the international conference, “The Learning from COVID-19 Experiences Project,” where they can exchange techniques and methods for building resilience as well as showcase their […]

Five questions with Breanna Myles — FSU first-year student and Miss Teen USA 

Florida State University · FSU Student is the new Miss Teen USA For the past six years, Florida State University freshman Breanna Myles has competed in pageants with aspirations of being selected Miss Teen USA. Myles achieved this dream in November after becoming the first woman of African/Latina descent to represent Florida and win the […]

Department of Interior Architecture and Design announces new graduate degree 

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design is introducing a new graduate degree open to all undergraduate majors covering design fundamentals, professional practice and design software. The First Professional Interior Design Master of Science degree will accommodate students with a bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to augment or change their career to interior design practice. “This new degree […]