The B.F.A. in Art - Emerging Media Track allows students to integrate the multiple domains of art, storytelling, and technology. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in techniques and theory in one focused area of competence, as well as a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. The program also offers extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems. The program is administered through the School of Visual Arts and Design. It is recognized that there are many combinations of courses which meet the needs of individual students. Students choose from three specializations - Graphic Design, Character Animation, and Experimental Animation. Throughout the program, each student is encouraged to develop a unique creative vision. By graduation, student experience culminates in the completion of a thesis project.
The Character Animation specialization is designed to prepare students for careers as animators, modelers, riggers, or texture artists in the film or computer game industries. An art background is desirable, and students are required to take several art courses.
All Art BFA - Emerging Media Pending students interested in the Character Animation specialization must complete the mandatory Character Animation Portfolio review before starting the Character Animation program.
Note: Character Animation Specialization classes are all held downtown at the Center for Emerging Media, so students that are interested in this program should have reliable transportation to our downtown facility. Students should also plan to have all prerequisite courses completed as UCF does not offer any downtown courses other than those required for the Character Animation specialization. There is currently no shuttle service to and from the Center for Emerging Media downtown.
If you are a current UCF student, you can login to MyUCF and change your major to Art BFA - Emerging Media Pending. Once you pass the Character Animation Portfolio Review that is held each Spring, you will be given instructions for changing your specialization. The Registrar's Office provides a handout explaining how to change your major online.