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Matt Dombrowski

Matt Dombrowski, M.F.A.

Matt Dombrowski is an Associate Professor of Emerging Media at the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) for the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a recipient of the UCF Undergraduate Teacher of Excellence Award, as well as the Dziuban Online Teaching Excellence Award. Matt is an international exhibiting artist who also bears an industry background in motion graphics and commercial art. He has worked on numerous design projects for companies such as Disney, the Orlando Magic, TG Lee Dairy, and the Golf Channel.

Matt brings his visual arts, marketing, and commercial production experience into his research at UCF. His research is focused upon the melding of current digital technologies, practices, and techniques in order to implement digital art in the development of interactive experiences beyond entertainment. Matt works with various partners in engineering, healthcare, and beyond to create experiences that better serve humanitarian needs. These partnerships create hybrid multidisciplinary interactive experiences which deliver both arts and cultural impact.

Matt is an affiliated faculty with Limbitless Solutions, Inc., involved in the development and production of expressive 3D printed bionic limbs, interactive alternative controllers, and bionic training games for children. His work has been featured by Adobe, Autodesk, Fast Company, the Smithsonian American Art Museum SAAM Arcade, GDC, SXSWEDU, and the Gates Foundation.

Matt strongly believes that the influences and implementation of digital media practice should be used for the betterment of our society and to help positively shape its future.

For additional tutorials subscribe to his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MattDombrowski

Follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @dombrowskiucf

Education

  • M.F.A. in Studio Art and the Computer from University of Central Florida
  • B.F.A. in Computer Animation from University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Adobe Certified Associate, Visual Effects & Motion Using Adobe After Effects, Issued by Certiport.
  • Adobe Certified Associate, Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro, Issued by Certiport.
  • 2016-Present Adobe Education Leader

Service

  • Experimental Animation Area Coordinator
  • SVAD Marketing and Retention Committee

Affiliated Faculty

  • Limbitless Solutions

Technical 

  • Motion Graphics (After Effects and Premiere)
  • 3D Computer Animation, Modeling, Lighting, and Texturing (Autodesk Maya)
  • Adobe tools: Digital Imaging and Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator)

Recent Research Activities

  • Limbitless Solutions Inc.
  • Experimental Animation
  • Games for Change
  • Alternative Controllers
  • Gamification Solutions
  • Visual Game Development

Awards

  • 2018/2019 University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2020 Research Incentive Awardee 
  • 2019 CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2018 UCF Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching
  • 2018 Adobe Education Leader 
  • 2018 Adobe Partner by Design
  • 2018 University Tech Fee Awardee
  • 2017 University Tech Fee Awardee
  • 2017 PLANT Grant Recipient
  • 2017 Teaching Incentive Awardee
  • 2014 "CAH Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award" College of Arts and Humanities, University of Central Florida.
  • 2014  LIFE SAVER Award
  • 2014/2010 LIFE (Learning Institute for Elders) Competitive Grant Program for Student Research and Teaching Equipment.
  • 2008  “Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching”; College of Arts and Humanities, University of Central Florida

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19669 ART4971 Experimental Anim Thesis Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp F 10:00 AM - 12:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19692 FIL3734C Intermediate Animation Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 08:30 AM - 11:15 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
19684 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Face to Face Instruction (P) F 01:00 PM - 03:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19812 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80404 FIL3720C Introduction to Animation Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Tu,Th 11:30 AM - 02:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
91830 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
91833 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Unavailable
No Description Available
91977 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Unavailable
No Description Available
91978 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Unavailable
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91979 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18540 FIL4750C Experimental Anim Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:00 PM - 04:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
19751 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
20131 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Face to Face Instruction (P) F 08:00 AM - 11:50 AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90455 ART6683C Time Arts Face to Face Instruction (P) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
89292 FIL4735C Experimental Animation Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 02:30 PM - 05:15 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
92282 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
92283 GRA4802C Adv Computer Graphic Design Face to Face Instruction (P) F 08:00 AM - 11:50 AM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Aug 16, 2020