UCF Student, Animation Alum Credited for Work on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

December 19, 2022  Tal Minks ’18, character animation alum and soon-to-be psychology graduate, worked on Avatar: The Way of Water in his role as a lead animator for Steamroller Animation.

UCF Students Navigate Human Experience at SVAD’s First Art Knight

November 28, 2022  The students at the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design poured their hearts and creative minds in their first Art Knight event on Friday.

The Disney World Attraction That Inspired an Alumnus to Pursue Animation

November 22, 2022  Michael Woodside ’08 says vacations to Walt Disney World in his childhood impacted his choice to make character animation his career.

School of Visual Arts and Design Hosts Inaugural “Art Knight!” Open House Event

November 14, 2022  The Visual Arts Building will open its doors to the public for community networking, classroom tours, student art showcases, live music and free refreshments to accompany the opening reception for Mimesis: Fall 2022 BFA Exhibition in the UCF Gallery.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Knights Do That Podcast: Combining Art and Technology

November 07, 2022  Renowned composer and Pegasus Professor Stella Sung shares the importance of integrating science and the arts, as well as her research on using virtual and augmented reality in the classical concert setting.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF mourns artist Walter Gaudnek, designer Joseph Rusnock

November 02, 2022  Walter Gaudnek was as colorful and bold as the art he created. Theatrical designer Joseph Rusnock was remembered as caring and creative. Both men are being mourned at the University of Central Florida, where they were fixtures for generations of students in artistic fields of study.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Creating Art

November 01, 2022  Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities Kristin Congdon reports the benefits of creating art.

Remembering Walter Gaudnek, Influential Artist and Longtime UCF Professor

October 28, 2022  A professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design for 50 years before his retirement in 2020, Walter Gaudnek is celebrated for his contributions to UCF and the international art world.

SVAD Collaboration Brings Halo-Themed Designs to Limbitless

October 24, 2022  New Halo-themed designs are coming to Limbitless’ collaboration with 343 Industries as a result of students’ and faculty’s artwork in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.

UCF Student Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal One Tattoo at a Time

October 20, 2022  Stacie Becker, a UCF art major and medical tattoo artist at Empower tattoo, has been changing the lives of breast cancer survivors, and is taking new steps to level up her practice.

SVAD Alumni Explore the Post-Immigration Experience in Maitland Art Center Exhibition

October 06, 2022  Mär Martinez, Leo Cordovi and MJ Torrecampo, all UCF alumni, will show their work at the Maitland Art Center Gallery exhibition In Between: Painting the Post Immigration Experience from Oct. 8, 2022, through Jan. 22, 2023.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

SVAD MFA Alum Awarded Endowed Chair at Valencia College

September 23, 2022  Dominic DiPaolo ’15MFA  has been awarded the University Club of Orlando Chair in Advanced Computer Technology at Valencia College. The Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership Program honors outstanding members of the Valencia teaching faculty and provides resources needed for the advancement of instruction at Valencia.  

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022  The positive impact the arts and humanities has on our community is evident. From the expertise our professors lend on a daily basis to the talents of our students, the people in our college accomplish great things. Read about them in our annual report, Spotlight 2022.

UCF Faculty, Alumni and Students featured in SNAP! Florida Showcase Exhibition

September 08, 2022  UCF faculty, alumni and students are featured among 50 artists exhibited at Snap! Gallery’s 2022 Florida Showcase. Now in its fifth year, the 2022 Florida Showcase celebrates Florida-based photographers and artists. The exhibition is currently on view through Jan. 14, 2023, at Snap! Downtown Orlando. 

Meet New Faculty in the Arts and Humanities

August 29, 2022  The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes the faculty members that joined our college this fall!

UCF Welcomes 4,000 New Graduate Students to Campus for Fall 2022

August 22, 2022  Students are encouraged to attend welcome events throughout the first week, meet with faculty and other students, and engage with academic resources.

Student-Run Arts Ambassador Program Looks to Increase Arts Engagement on Campus

August 18, 2022  Students from all majors are invited to join the new Arts Ambassador program, which seeks to bring more attention to UCF’s visual arts, theatre and music activities. The first meeting is on Monday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in Studio One of the Performing Arts Center-Theatre (building 119).

Orlando Weekly: Artist-in-residence Shannon Rae Lindsey explores the nature of objects at Casselberry Sculpture House

August 12, 2022  Shannon Rae Lindsey, gallery director and lecturer at UCF, is the current artist-in-residence at the Casselberry Sculpture House. Her work is a unique approach on order and disorder and her interpretation of entropy.