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College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Programs

The College of Fine Arts at Florida State University offers undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, Dance, Interior Architecture and Design, and Theatre. The College also houses the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Facility for Arts Research, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) and the Themed Experience Institute. Start an application so we can send you more information. It is free and it will let us help you find the program that will work for you. Each of the College of Fine Arts Programs & Departments have their own unique application process. Please visit each respective departmental website for appropriate information on the program you wish to apply for.

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The Department of Art offers the following Undergraduate Degree Programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art. The limited access BFA programs are available to those students already pursuing a BA in Studio Art.

Course selection encompasses history, theory, and practice. Studies may include ceramics, electronic media, design, drawing, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Each degree program mandates specific entry requirements, a certain sequence of courses, and graduation requirements. All BA and BFA students are required to complete one focus area, though BFA students are encouraged to complete two focus areas.

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"Honest Visions: Artists and Autism" Exhibition Featured on FSU News

For the third time in the last four years, the “Artists and Autism” exhibition series will bring the remarkable work of differently abl ...

Art Alumna, Samantha Burns, Major Success after FSU

Department of Art alumna Samantha Burns had a very successful 2016 year. Among the few, she presented a solo exhibition at the Southern ...

Alumni Feature: Jeremy Waltman, MFA '08

Jeremy Waltman (MFA ’08) has experienced significant success since his time at The FSU Department of Art. His work can be previewed on ...

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Department of Art Education Welcomes Dr. Barbara Parker Bell

The FSU Department of Art Education would like to warmly welcome the new director of the FSU Masters Art Therapy Program, Dr. Barbara P ...

MEX Student at Kentucky Art Education Association Conference

Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (MEX) doctoral student Anthony Woodruff attended and presented at the 2016 Kentucky A ...

Art Education Presents: AAM and the FSU Friends & Alumni Reception

On Friday, May 27, 2016, members of the FSU Department of Art Education traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the 2016 American Allianc ...

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The Department of Art History offers a BA in Art History where students are broadly educated in the history of art and are introduced to a wide variety of cultures from around the world and throughout history. Students are provided with rigorous training in visual analysis and are encouraged to hone their skills in critical thinking and writing. A degree in Art History fully prepares any student for graduate school or a career in the arts.

The Department of Art History offers a Bachelor of Arts and three Art History minors: Minor in Art HistoryMinor in Medieval Studies and Minor in Museum Studies.

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Art History Professor Paul Niell Develops Caribbean Architecture Digital Humanities Project

Department of Art History Professor Paul Niell has spent much of 2016 traveling throughout the Caribbean to develop and promote a new d ...

Art History's Karlyn Griffith Accepts Tenure-Track Position at Cal Poly Pomona

Alumna Dr. Karlyn Griffith (PhD 2014) will join the faculty of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as Assistant Professor o ...

Art History Hosts Fine Arts Circle Event at Mission San Luis

On Friday, June 17, the Department of Art History hosted Circle members at our field school at Mission San Luis, where Professor Kyle K ...

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Florida State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance, offering work leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Arts in Dance (Studio and Related Studies), and the Master of Arts in Dance (American Dance Studies). Performance and choreography are the strong emphases of both the BFA and MFA programs with considerable theoretical coursework also required. BFA students take daily studio classes in ballet and in contemporary dance throughout their enrollment.

The undergraduate degree emphasis is on performance and choreography as well as the theoretical aspects of dance (pedagogical, historic, and aesthetic). Additionally, students select an area of specialization which relates to his or her area of interest, deepens his understanding of dance, and may impact his particular contribution to the field upon graduation.

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School of Dance Presents Days of Dance

As the year’s performance season comes to a close, the School of Dance prepares to showcase the talent of its faculty and students in i ...

School of Dance Partners with CAI and Power of We for "Dance with Power of We: Embody Inquiry"

The School of Dance partnered with student groups Community Arts Initiative (CAI) and Power Of WE to create an audience-driven interact ...

School of Dance Professor to Lecture in FSU Society for Musicology Event

The FSU Society for Musicology is presenting School of Dance Professor and musician, Douglas Corbin, as he will be giving a lecture cal ...

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The Department of Interior Architecture & Design encompasses a CIDA accredited undergraduate curriculum. Students focus on design theory, history, technical skills, as well as studio classes. These classes address residential and commercial spaces such as health care, retail, office environment, hospitality and designs for special populations such as children, elderly and others in need of supportive housing. The curriculum prepares students to work as interior designers in design firms as well as in a number of other design related settings.

The Department of Interior Architecture & Design offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in interior design. The Department of Interior Architecture and Design does not offer a minor, although several courses may be taken by non-majors.

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IA+D Graduate Students Complete Design for Housing and Clinic in Ghana

Interior Architecture + Design graduate students Hae Jeong Hwang and Casey Nettles have completed a report that proposes housing soluti ...

FSU Department of Interior Architecture + Design Shines in DesignIntelligence Rankings

The Department of Interior Architecture + Design was ranked in the top tier of interior design programs across North America once again ...

Interior Architecture + Design Alumni Reception and Advisory Board in Atlanta

Recently, IA+D held their alumni reception & advisory board meeting in Atlanta, GA at the Steelcase Work Life Center on September 22 an ...

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The School of Theatre is consistently recognized as one of the finest theatre programs in the nation. Alumni of the School are working in theatre and other related fields throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

Three degree options for undergraduate students are offered, (BFA-Musical TheatreBFA-Acting and BA-Theatre), and a wide variety of opportunities to explore the many areas within the theatre. The production program provides performance and design/tech work on exciting and imaginative projects directed by faculty, students, guest artists, as well as the opportunity to perform for sold-out houses. The students study and present their work in facilities that include two proscenium theatre's and two flexible laboratory or black-box spaces in addition to studios, shops, and classrooms.

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School of Theatre Alumni featured in Oscar Winning “Moonlight”

The College of Fine Arts is very proud to congratulate School of Theatre alumni André Holland (BFA Acting, 2001) for his involvement in ...

FSU Alum Mekia Cox Continues Success on Screen

"Where Did You Come From? Where Did You Go?" highlights the success of Florida State alumni. The goal is to show college students that ...