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Matthew Herbertz, assistant professor of film

Retooled Film Program Promotes Creativity, Community through Remote Instruction

The online approach includes development of new assignments, remote guest speakers and Q&As through Zoom.

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FSC’s Film Program Partners with Nonprofit To Help Local Charity

Collaborative film project highlights the work of the Women's Resource Center.

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Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College 2020 Summer Internship Program

Florida Southern College students are invited to apply for a competitive, paid six-week summer internship program at the Polk Museum of Art.

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‘The world premier’: Polk Museum celebrating Dutch Masters

There are multiple parties underway along the walls of the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, from upper-class fetes to middle-class dinners to working-class marriage feasts.

Works such as Joost Van Gee’s “Woman Playing a Viola” will be on display at the exhibit.

Major exhibit coming to Polk Museum of Art

Three quarters of the annual Polk Museum of Art exhibit budget for 2020 has been designated for single exhibit, one which will be on display beginning Feb. 8 and through to May 31.

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Biloxi Blues: FSC Presents Tribute to Unsung Heroes

FSC's Department of Theatre and Dance presented Neil Simon’s play on Sept. 26-29 and Oct. 3-6, as the first production of their 2019-2020 season.

Dr. Fen-Fang Chen

National Conference Presents Research Honor to FSC Music Professor

Keyboard pedagogy conference recognizes Dr. Fen-Fang Chen for her outstanding professional research at Florida Southern.

USAF Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

Festival of Fine Arts Events Showcase Talented Visual and Performing Artists

Florida Southern’s Festival of Fine Arts series starts 2019-2020 season, and carries on its long-standing tradition of showcasing exceptional talent.

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Script by FSC Grad is Turned into Short Film "¡Come!"

Class writing project by Pam Rodriquez is brought to life

‘¡Come!’ produced by FSC

Locally filmed movie ‘¡Come!’ produced by FSC professor

On June 28 and June 29, with a film crew of nearly 35 — about half volunteer Florida Southern College students, alumni and staff — Herbertz wrapped shooting for ”¡Come!”

“¡Come!” is a major milestone

Local Short Film Explores Food, Culture and Belonging

“¡Come!” is a first for not only its young screenwriter but a major milestone for the film program that will host its first class of 10 to 12 freshmen this fall. Herbertz said the selective program is looking for students who have stories to tell, not just the ones who “like film.”

Writer-director and associate producers

Student/Faculty Short Film Premieres at Film Festival

Film project from Florida Southern College screens at the 14th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg on April 26, 2019.

Pianist and humorist Julian Gargiulo

Pianist and Humorist Julian Gargiulo Performs Jan. 30

Popular classical pianist uses humor, interactive approach to make music more accessible.

Dr. Jeffrey Grove '86

Tony Award-Winning Producer Speaks With Theatre Students

Visiting FSC alumnus Dr. Jeffrey Grove provides personal insights into the inner workings of the Broadway theater scene.

FSC students

FSC students relish integral roles in film production

McGregor, a senior from Fort Myers, joined about 15 students who worked on the set of “My Florida Home,” a short movie shot in July and directed by Florida Southern professor Matthew Herbertz. Production took place in two overnight sessions.