Olivia de Guzman joins the FIU Theatre faculty to lead the new BFA in Musical Theatre program

Things are getting a whole lot more musical around FIU Theatre with the official launch of our BFA degree in Musical Theatre and new assistant professor, Olivia de Guzman is leading the charge.

Last year, the department conducted a national search to find the perfect person to develop a dynamic program dedicated to training […]

Faculty Summer Activities: Jennifer Ivey, Scenic Artist and Advocate

This summer, Assistant Professor Jennifer Ivey attended conferences both in the United States and internationally in her roles as a leader and advocate in theatrical design. She also worked as a scenic artist locally.

Ivey attended the Prague Quadrennial Arts Festival (PQ) in the Czech Republic […]

Faculty Summer Activities: Marina Pareja, Costume Designer

Assistant Professor, Marina Pareja, was the costume designer for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition. The program featured eight short plays written by South Florida playwrights and Pareja was responsible for costuming all eight shows.

The program featured a wide-range of characters and locations, all of […]

Faculty Summer Activities: Chris Goslin, Technical Director

This summer, Associate Teaching Professor, Chris Goslin, worked as the technical director for Northwestern University’s National High School Institute: Theatre Arts Division. The program brings high school students from around the nation for immersive educational experiences in the summer. As technical director, Goslin oversaw the technical aspects of six fully realized productions put […]

Seven FIU Theatre Faculty Presented at the 2023 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference

FIU Theatre was well represented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2023 National Conference (ATHE) August 3-6 in Austin, Texas. Seven of our faculty members, in both performance and design, attended the conference where they shared many of the research and innovations they have developed during the […]

Wertheim School of Music Welcomes New Faculty for 23/24

After an extensive search, the Wertheim School of Music is pleased to welcome new faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year. This expansion showcases an unwavering commitment to shaping growing programs, with each faculty member bringing a wealth of expertise and passion.

Patrick Cooper, Ph.D., Music Education

Patrick K. Cooper currently serves an assistant professor of music education. […]