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Themed Experience Institute


The College of Fine Arts at Florida State University is proud to announce the launch of the Themed Experience Institute. The institute will be a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the next generation of designers and producers for Florida’s themed experience industry through teaching, research, and practical experience. Florida leads the world as a destination for themed experience. As an academic leader in the arts in the State of Florida, FSU is uniquely positioned to leverage collaborative opportunities with world class programs in Theatre, Art and Design, Art History, Dance, Film, Museums, and Music.  

Advisory Board

In the News

(left to right) Carolyn Henne, Department of Art Chair and Associate Dean; Zsolt Hormay, Vice President of Creative at Walt Disney Imagineering; Peter Weishar, Dean of College of Fine Arts.

College of Fine Arts Dean, Peter Weishar: Themed Entertainment Academic Pioneer

September 14, 2016
Peter Weishar, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, is a Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) member whose latest work has resulted in a new, Themed Experience Institute Program at ...

Themed Entertainment Production Techniques

July 13, 2016
Excerpts by Kathryn-Kay Johnson The College of Fine Arts offers an extraordinary class,  Themed Entertainment Production Techniques: Character Plaster (ART4928C), which provid ...

Guest Lecturer Zsolt Hormay Walt Disney Imagineer

February 17, 2016
On February 11th, 2016, Zsolt Hormay, Vice President of Creative at Walt Disney Imagineering, visited the Florida State University College of Fine Arts as a guest lecturer. ...

Creating Experiences Course for Interdisciplinary & Flexible Thinkers

July 6, 2015
Mk Haley, Entrepreneur in Residence with the Department of Art and the College of Fine Arts, teaches Creating Experiences as part of the Imagineering collaboration. ...

Art Meets Science: Creating Concepts for MagLab Makeover

December 11, 2014
View this article on By Amy Farnum-Patronis When art and science come together, the outcome has the potential to highlight the best of both fields — which is exactl ...