The Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre is a 189-seat proscenium stage and is the oldest theatre located on campus. Established in 1931, the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre is named for the wife of former FSU president Edward Conradi. Closed in 1998 as part of the university’s renovations of the Williams Building, the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre reopened in 2001 at a rededication ceremony during FSU’s celebration of its sesquicentennial. It is in the Williams Building, near the intersection of Jefferson and Copeland Streets.
The Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) accommodates studio space for several departments in the College of Fine Arts, including the Department of Art, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and the School of Theatre. This 114,000+ square foot space provides a unique and collaborative learning environment for students in all art disciplines.
CAB houses the Department of Art’s BFA and MFA student studios, where students can create work while fostering a community between the programs. MFA students have access to the photo documentation room, ceramics shop, multi-use room, woodshop, and the metal shop. This building also contains the Working Method Contemporary MFA Gallery and the Phyllis Straus Gallery, built to host exhibitions that are open to the public.
The Facility for Arts Research is home to the Florida State University College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office staff. The building also offers space and specialized equipment for experimental printmaking, spatial audio, electronics and digital fabrication to researchers, faculty and students.
Several special faculty projects are housed at FAR, including the Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), which blends traditional and digital printmaking processes and promotes collaborations between artists and writers to create artists’ books.
On the corner of Call and Copeland Streets, The Fine Arts Annex is a classroom/rehearsal space and performance venue for independent student-produced works.
The Fine Arts Building (FAB) houses the main art offices as well as numerous undergraduate classrooms and specialized labs for Foundations, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Digital Media. It is home to the Department of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, School of Theatre, Office of the Dean and the Fallon Theatre.
On Copeland Street between St. Augustine and Lafayette Streets, The Lab Theatre is a three-quarters thrust stage with a seating capacity for 150 theatre patrons. Established in 1987 as a performing venue for the School of Theatre, the Lab Theatre provides a truly unique and intimate theatre experience. The Lab Theatre recently underwent renovations to upgrade the lighting and power distribution systems, and the air conditioning system.
Renovated in 2004, Montgomery Hall (MON) is one of the finest dance facilities in the country. It includes 6 dance studios, a fully equipped 380 seat proscenium theatre, black box studio/theatre, locker and dressing rooms, conditioning studio, audio lab, computer lab, media lab, costume shop, tech studio, technology enhanced classrooms, offices, and conference rooms.
The Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has a history of exciting projects—from lush painting to dynamic sculpture exhibitions, from challenging installations to provocative photography shows. Every season begins with an international competitive exhibition that embraces all media and every semester closes with the youth and exuberance of the graduating artist exhibitions.
The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts is a member of Florida Association of Museums, Florida Art Museum Directors’ Association, Florida Cultural Action Alliance, Southeastern Museums’ Conference and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
In the Fine Arts Building at the corner of Call and Copeland Streets, The Richard G. Fallon Theatre is the School of Theatre’s largest performance space with seating for over 490. This traditional proscenium theatre, named for Dean Emeritus Richard G. Fallon, recently underwent renovations to its electrical, power, and lighting systems which now provide the support for intelligent lighting systems, new projection systems, and more. Hosting over 150 productions since it opened its doors in 1970, the Richard G. Fallon Theatre has been voted Tallahassee’s Best Place to See a Play for the past seven consecutive years.
The William Johnston Building (WJB) is home to the Departments of Interior Design, Art Education, Art History and the School of Art & Design’s library and gallery. It holds classrooms, studios, critique spaces and computer labs, most available with 24/7 swipe access for majors.
The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree. Only twelve students are chosen each year from the thousands who audition nationwide to work in a program that combines rigorous classroom training with guest artist workshops and professional production experience. Upon graduation, all students are eligible to join Actors’ Equity Association and enter the ranks of this country’s most highly regarded professional artists. Graduates of our program have appeared on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, in feature films and on television. The program was initiated by the Florida State University School of Theatre in Tallahassee in 1968 and moved to Sarasota five years later to establish a permanent relationship with the Asolo Repertory Theatre.