Pursue your passion

Innovator. Change-maker. Collaborator. Problem-solver. Creator of emotion. Whatever you aspire to be, SVAD offers more than twenty programs and specializations in visual arts to help you get there. Where will you begin?

Please Note

All Emerging Media BFA and MFA Animation programs will be moving to UCF’s main campus starting Fall 2019. For more information, contact Cheryl.Briggs@ucf.edu.


Machine Shop Manager

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks a skilled and innovative 3-D technician or artist/designer/fabricator to manage a machine and wood shop; including training students operating traditional and digital tools…


Central Florida



11:30 AM – 1:30 PM



We’re bringing Empty Bowls to Central Florida! Over 600 handcrafted ceramic bowls have been fired and custom glazed by UCF art students from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design in support of our Empty Bowls event. Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11:30-1:30 in the Live Oak Event Center on UCF’s main campus.


Upcoming Events

September 26 - October 7
Coalesce curated by Erika Hirugami
September 26
Opening Reception: Coalesce
October 4
Emerging Media BFA Information Session
October 9
Empty Bowls Central Florida

More Events
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SVAD Ambassadors

The School of Visual Arts and Design is seeking dedicated individuals who are passionate about the School of Visual Arts and Design. SVAD Ambassadors serve as group facilitators, resource persons, role models, and of course, ambassadors for the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida.

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Degree Programs

We offer degrees and certificates at both the
graduate and undergraduate level along with
several minor programs.
Undergraduate Graduate