College of Fine Arts

‘Sweet Charity’ to kick off School of Theatre at FSU’s 2022-23 season

The School of Theatre at Florida State University unveils a 2022-23 season that features a combination of Broadway dance and comedy, thought-provoking plays and technicolor Theatre for Young Audiences performances — highlighting the talents of one of the world’s top drama programs. The season begins Oct. 14-23 with “Sweet Charity,” a quirky romance with Bob […]

FSU Dance students prepare for ‘amazing opportunity’ in Opening Nights event 

Three Florida State University School of Dance students have been selected to perform with staibdance, a nationally recognized contemporary dance company known for combining intense physical-movement vocabulary with traditional Iranian dance. April Chinea, Elise St. Cyr and Marielle Richardson will join staibdance members to perform “fence” on Sept. 21–22 at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance […]

Florida State University launches Festival of the Creative Arts

The Florida State University Office of Research presents the Festival of the Creative Arts, a campus-wide collaborative event highlighting the diverse voices, talents and creativity of FSU faculty and students. Departments from across campus will come together Oct. 6-9, to celebrate the innovation and diversity that results from combining various modes of expression and subjects […]

Three new FSU MoFA exhibits explore themes of nature, love and form 

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) this semester presents three exhibitions that explore themes of nature, love and form. The exhibitions underscore the MoFA mission of connecting FSU and the broader community to the arts. “Since its establishment in 1971, MoFA has been a major contributor to the region’s arts community 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 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 […]

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 […]