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.
The Graphic Design specialization is a two-year program that is part of the Emerging Media track. The Graphic Design program educates students in the art and science of visual communication, stressing the professional aspects of design. The Graphic Design program at UCF trains students to combine technology with aesthetics in the production of typographic and publication design, identity systems, packaging, film and broadcast graphics, posters, interactive and web design.
After completing the required courses in Art Foundation and Digital Media courses, candidates must then submit a written application and a portfolio. The program is competitive and acceptance is based on the quality of the work and completion of the prerequisite courses needed to enter this specialization.
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 Graphic Design 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.