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Florida State University College of Fine Arts Circle

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The Fine Arts Circle was established in 2015 as a membership guild designed to provide critical funding for the educational programs within the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University. Gifts made through the Fine Arts Circle assist in the development of programs in Art, Art Education, Art Therapy, Art History, Arts Administration, Interior Architecture and Design, Theatre, Dance and Museum Studies. Donors who contribute $2500 or more to the College are recognized through the Fine Arts Circle.

FSU’s Fine Arts programs are some of the best in the nation. The School of Dance continues to be a pioneer and leader among college dance programs, maintaining its reputation as a center for the creation, reconstruction and production of outstanding dance repertory. Graduates from the School of Theatre are regularly earning roles on stage and on screen, landing FSU on Playbill’s Broadway’s Big 10 list of universities represented in Broadway shows. US News and World Report recently ranked the Department of Art’s MFA Program as the best in the State of Florida. For the fourth year in a row, our graduate program in the Department of Interior Architecture & Design was ranked #1 most admired program by deans and chairs in DesignIntelligence Rankings. Furthermore, as FSU was listed as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars according to Chronicle of Higher Education, two faculty members from the Department of Art and two students from the Department of Art History received this prestigious award.

These extraordinary accomplishments would not be possible without the members of the local community and beyond who generously support our College. Donations made by the Fine Arts Circle Members help ensure that each of our programs receives necessary funding for continued success and further advancement.


Your donation through the Fine Arts Circle provides support to ALL departments within the College for:

  • Student scholarships for academic study
  • Student travel grants to attend conferences & conduct research
  • Honoraria for visiting artists and scholars
  • Faculty enrichment to foster excellence in teaching
  • Advancement of new initiatives
  • Performances, Productions and Exhibitions


As a Circle Member you will receive many benefits, including tickets to all College of Fine Arts performances as well as invitations to all CFA lectures, exhibitions and special events.  You may attend classes and workshops or take a tailored tour of our performance venues, exhibition spaces and design studios.  Moreover, you will enjoy all of the same benefits as members of the Theatre Patrons Association, Friends of Dance, Allies for Art, Friends of Art History and Friends of the Museum.

In gratitude for your generous support, the Office of the Dean is committed to providing you with special concierge service for all ticketing and event needs, as well as creating unique opportunities for you to learn more about the College.


New members can join at any time through one of the following methods:


You may use our secure online giving form to become a member today. You will be directed to the Florida State University Foundation website where you may pledge or pay your $2,500 gift to the College of Fine Arts Circle by credit card.


If you prefer to pay with check, you may print and complete the Gift Pledge form.

Please mail your form and payment to:

FSU College of Fine Arts Circle
Office of the Dean
236 Fine Arts Building
Post Office Box 3061170
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Already a College supporter?

Current members of the Theatre Patrons Association, Friends of Dance, or Friends of the Museum may choose to enhance their experience at the FSU College of Fine Arts by joining the Fine Arts Circle. Any membership contribution already made for the current academic year may be applied towards the Fine Arts Circle membership.


If you would like to learn more about our Fine Arts Circle, please contact Bobbie Fernandez, Events and Outreach Coordinator for the College, at (850) 645-8283 or