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UCF STEAM Exhibition: When Art and Science Meet (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics)

January 14, 2016  “The 2016 UCF STEAM Exhibition” is a feature of Otronicon 2016 at the Orlando Science Center. The exhibit presents paintings, drawings, photographs and 3D artworks created by UCF fine arts students and UCF CREATE elementary students in visual response to STEM topics. The exhibition includes futuristic visualizations, illustrations of current...

Character Animation Short Films Triumph in Festival Circuit

January 11, 2016  The two five-minute films from the graduating Character Animation cohort of 2015, Snacktime and Enchanted Ink, are performing incredibly in the film and animation festival circuit. The shorts have won 11 awards and were official selections in 2 International, 15 National, and 8 Local venues. The full list of awards...

'The Big Read' at UCF to Focus on Zora Neale Hurston

December 22, 2015  UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities has been awarded one of 75 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in “The Big Read,” a nationwide program created to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. Grant recipients around the...

LIVE performance by SVAD Associate Professor Scott F. Hall as part of the Concerts from the Library of Congress series

December 07, 2015  Technofiles: The Printed Instrument is a group of experts presenting the latest developments in 3D concepts and processes and the startling paths they open to create the means of musical performance in conjunction with the Concerts from the Library of Congress series. A panel discussion and demonstration of Eric Goldemberg’s...

SVAD Professor Keith Kovach releases new book Vienna in the Winter: A Visceral Experience of Time and Place

December 07, 2015  Kovach was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in media studies, conducting collaborative research and lecturing at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania. His book Vienna in the Winter: A Visceral Experience of Time and Place is a collection of images made during his grant from the Austrian Fulbright Commission and...

Mosher's Sculpture Selected for Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase

November 05, 2015  The Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase will feature “Standpipe,” a large steel sculpture by Matthew Mosher. Mosher is an intermedia artist and assistant professor in the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design The showcase is on view until November 1, 2017, hosted by the Shemer Art Center. Currently celebrating its...

Watson's Game-based Course Featured in Chronicle of Higher Ed

November 04, 2015  Keri Watson was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education for her online teaching method involving game-based learning. Watson teaches with role-playing games along with alternative reality games. Her alternative reality game, “Secret Societies of the Avant-garde,” was created with her colleague Anastasia Salter as a Unity-based game. The game...

"Eye For Broadway" Announces Cinderella Contest Winner

October 23, 2015  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design announces the latest winner of the J.R. Hopes Art “Eye for Broadway” Art Competition. Autumn Barachina is the winner for Rodger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Autumn, a native of Winter Park, Florida, is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization...

Digital Media Graduates Create Video Game Coming in Spring 2016

October 21, 2015  Recent UCF Digital Media Graduates Peter Milko, Percy Legendre IV and Sean Pinnock of Blacksea Odyssey create Video Game coming soon to PCs and consoles in Spring 2016. Blacksea Odyssey is an American independent game studio based in Orlando, Florida founded in 2015 by Peter Milko, Percy Legendre IV, and...

Healing Art 2016: Call for Entries

October 20, 2015  UCF’s Healing Art exhibition is now open to entries. Healing Art is an annual, juried 2-D art exhibit created by Counseling & Psychological Services in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts & Design. The 2016 exhibition theme is “Unity.” This exhibit will showcase artworks by UCF students, alumni, faculty...

Buyssens Exhibits at 3D PrintShow in Paris

October 09, 2015  On October 16-17, Ryan Buyssens’ kinetic sculpture Resistance will be exhibited at the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, France as part of the 3D Printshow. Resistance is an interactive, mechatronic sculpture that emulates the articulated flapping of a bird’s wings. The event brings together key players from the entire 3D...

Beckler Wins Best Horror Film at LA’s Shriekfest

October 09, 2015  Zachary Beckler’s feature Interior was awarded the Grand Jury Prize of Best Horror Film at Shriekfest on October 3 in Los Angeles. “I am thrilled and was literally speechless to accept such a major award at Shriekfest. It is a fantastic festival, and the audience response was overwhelmingly positive and...

MFA Film Alumni Continues to Screen at Festivals

October 07, 2015  While matriculating in the UCF Film MFA program, John Goshorn, MFA ‘12 developed and produced The Happiest Place on Earth, a feature film that has since earned five official selections from festivals around the United States. The film world-premiered at the 25th annual Cineguest Film Festival in San Jose, CA...

Three Alumni Pushing the Limits of Animation and Projection Mapping

October 07, 2015  Three Alumni Pushing the Limits of Animation and Projection Mapping A media company created by three UCF alumni is gaining distinction for their work with recent showings in the Art & Algorithms Digital Arts Festival, the Kennedy Space Center and the Orlando Science Center. Joe Rosa, ’11, Heather Knott, ’11,...

Discovery Channel Canada to feature interview and performance by Scott F. Hall

September 23, 2015  Scott F. Hall will appear on Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet TV show on September 23 at 7 p.m. The segment will feature interviews and a live performance on monobaribasitar shot on location in Miami. Hall, musician/luthier and associate professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, worked with...

UCF Grads to Show Work for Art in Odd Places

September 18, 2015  Bright green geometric shapes made out of plastic drinking straws juxtaposed against street medians. Groups of participants knitting in unison to create musical sounds. A live art installation consisting of an X-ray camper parked in a city lot. These are just some of the sights that passers-by can expect to...

Beckler’s Horror Feature INTERIOR to Screen at LA Film Festival

September 18, 2015  UCF Film Lecturer Zachary Beckler’s horror feature INTERIOR will screen at Shriekfest 2015 on October 3. The film is an official selection for the prominent Los Angeles festival. INTERIOR is an “alternative” horror film about one man alone in a haunted house capturing evidence of the supernatural over the course...

UCF is One of 75 Organizations Nationwide to Receive Big Read Grant

September 11, 2015  The University of Central Florida is a recipient of a grant of $15,000.00 to host The Big Read in Orlando. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for...

Animation Career Review Features UCF Animation Programs

August 31, 2015  Animation Career Review’s recent “Take Two: Q&A Interview” with UCF animation professors Cheryl Cabrera and Scott Hall boasts SVAD’s Emerging Media program. The interview explores what undergrads can achieve in UCF’s Character Animation and Experimental Animation programs. The two degrees approach animation differently… Character Animation employs applied industry training and...

Danker Leads Talk after Easy Rider Screening at the Foosaner Museum of Art

August 14, 2015  On August 20, Lisa Danker will introduce the film Easy Rider at the Foosaner Museum of Art in Melbourne. Following the screening, Danker will lead a discussion about the production history, style and the impact of Easy Rider on the reception of independent filmmaking. In the film, two counterculture bikers...