The new CFA 2019 Viewbook is finally here! Read up on our departments, students, alumni, faculty, programs and facilities to learn what the CFA is all about.
The Florida State University College of Fine Arts is poised for another outstanding academic year, and I am excited to be a part of it! As a two-time graduate, I was a ‘Nole from the start and am a ‘Nole at heart. On campus, walking familiar paths from my student days and my staff and faculty days, I am inspired by what has changed and what remains the same at the core – the commitment to providing students with the highest caliber of education. After 19 years away, I am particularly happy to be “home.” And, I look forward to helping move the College of Fine Arts into the next phase of its existence with a renewed commitment to our students and to supporting the research and creativity of our exceptional faculty.
The College of Fine Arts (CFA) boasts highly successful programs across an array of disciplines. Undergraduate students here benefit from the expertise of accomplished faculty members, as well as from the presence and contributions of sought-after graduate students, who represent the best and brightest in their respective fields of study. While this publication is primarily dedicated to undergraduate programming, it is the full expanse of what the CFA has to offer that defines students’ experiences. Our students are exposed to world-class art and artistry through the programming of the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center (MANCC) and the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) – both located on the Tallahassee campus – and through connection to our Sarasota campus, which is the site of the renowned Ringling Museum of Art and the immersive FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
I encourage you to look closely at FSU and the College of Fine Arts. This is a place like no other. Please enjoy reading about us and about a few of our featured alums and I hope to see you soon at an exhibition, in a lecture hall, a studio, or on one of our stages. I wish you the very best!
James Frazier, Ed.D., M.F.A.
College of Fine Arts
Florida State University