The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts (colloquially, The Film School), located in Tallahassee, Florida, is one of fifteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). The College was founded in 1989. With its very selective admittance, only 20-30 undergraduates and 30 graduates (24 in production program and 6 in writing program (the writing program is just for graduate students) are accepted for each class.
The film school offers a BFA and MFA.
The Film School is regarded as one of the most accomplished film schools in the world and is well known for selectivity in admissions. FSU Film students won more Student Oscars (2) and College Television Awards (5) in one year than any other film school. The college is one of the few film schools in the country to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America for "its distinguished contribution to American culture through the world of film and television".
- Sam Beam - sole member of Iron & Wine
- David Robert Mitchell - writer/director of The Myth of the American Sleepover and It Follows
- Ron J. Friedman - writer of Disney film Brother Bear, Chicken Little, and Sony's CG film Open Season
- Kristian Bernier - cinematographer of Sugar Town and Six String Samurai
- Melissa Carter - writer of Little Black Book
- Greg Marcks - writer/director of 11:14 and Echelon Conspiracy
- Matt Chapman - from The Brothers Chaps of Homestar Runner
- Frank Longo - director of Repli-Kate
- Kelsey Scott - writer of Motives and Motives 2: Retribution
- Jason Doty - 2000 winner of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award
- Matthew Pope - 2004 winner of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award
- Will Bigham - Winner of On the Lot season 1 (2007).
- Luke Crowe - vice president and national casting editor of Backstage
- Lauren Miller - actress, screenwriter, and the wife of actor Seth Rogen
- Nat Sanders - editor of Short Term 12
- Reb Braddock - writer and director whose credits include Curdled, produced by Quentin Tarantino.
- Chip Chalmers - director of television series whose credits include Miami Vice, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place.
- Victor Nunez - writer and director of notable independent films Ruby in Paradise, Coastlines and Ulee's Gold for which actor Peter Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award. Founding member of the Independent Feature Project.
- Donald Ungurait - founding Dean, director of more than 50 plays, musicals and operas and received more than 200 producer-director credits.
- Florida State University Web Site
- Florida State's Film School Web Site
- Coffee and Celluloid - Blog by an FSU Film School Student