UCF Photographers to Host One-Night, "Pop-Up" Show

May 01, 2015  UCF photography students will hold a one-night-only, “pop-up” gallery event tomorrow. Graduating seniors from the Bachelor of Science in Photography program at the University of Central Florida, Daytona, will hold their 2015 graduation exhibition at an alternative gallery space on May 2 from 5-7pm. The event will take place at...

2015 Character Animation Premiere and Digital Media Showcase

April 22, 2015  The 2015 Character Animation Premiere and Digital Media Showcase will invade the Soundstage at the UCF Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando on Monday, April 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. Two short animated films will be shown, both under the direction of UCF Professor JoAnne Adams. Screenings are at...

Hall and Moulden's Performance Covered by 3DPrint, CNBC

April 22, 2015  Scott F. Hall, SVAD Associate Professor, and SVAD undergraduate Brandy Moulden’s performance and the instruments they played at 3D Print Week in New York were covered on 3DPrint, a news outlet for 3D Printing and CNBC. The performance featured unique 3D-printed instruments created by Hall and his associates at MONAD...

UCF Student Produces TV Series Thanking Hometown Heroes

April 15, 2015  On April 4, Star & Shield’s Copout Adventures aired across 210 TV markets in the US on Destination America. The show, produced by SVAD Film BFA student Tyler Marino, and Marino’s company, Nebula Productions, will be wrapping up its first season mid-May. Star & Shield’s Copout Adventures is a national...

UCF Photography Grad Honored by Photo District News

April 06, 2015  Clarissa Bonet has been selected for this year’s Photo District News 30. Bonet is a graduate of the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design’s Photography program. The editors of PDN selected Bonet from a field of more than 300 photographers from around the world. Criteria for becoming one of PDN’s...

Award-winning Artists: Announcing the 2015 J.R. Hopes Scholarship and Competition Winners

April 03, 2015  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design proudly announces the winners of two award programs, the J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship and the J.R. Hopes “Eye for Broadway” Art Competition. Both awards are dedicated to nurturing young artists at UCF, encouraging them to make an impact in the Orlando community...

UCF Professor Performs Live at the 3D Print Design Show, Manhattan

April 02, 2015  On April 17, Scott F. Hall will play at the 3D Print Design Show to be held in I.M. Pei’s Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Hall will play four unconventional 3-D printed instruments that he co-designed with the principal designers at Miami’s MONAD Studio, Eric Goldemberg and...

Film Student Wins Graduate Teaching Award

March 16, 2015  Ben Lancaster will be honored with UCF’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Award at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Forum on March 31, 2015. "I’m so grateful and humbled to receive this award,” says Ben, “and I hope it’s a testament to the great work that all of the TAs in SVAD...

UCF Film Graduates Sweep StarLite Film Festival

March 12, 2015  Several UCF graduates took home awards from this year’s StarLite Film Festival. Held February 26 – March 1 in Winter Garden, FL, the festival showcases micro-budget narrative films that investigate untold stories, express fresh perspectives and introduce new faces of cinema. Five alumni from UCF’s School of Visual Arts and...

SVAD Students Win Big at Orlando ADDYs

March 09, 2015  Several SVAD students were honored at the 2015 Orlando American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, receiving silver and gold honors including “Best Student” for senior Brandon Stoker’s packaging design. Winners include: Brandon Stoker – Best of Student, Gold for his Fantaisel Salt Packaging design. Silver for his Rich...

Documentary to Look at Academic Freedom, Censorship in 1920s

February 24, 2015  “Filthy Dreamers,” a documentary that looks at the effort of students, faculty and the president of Florida State Women’s College to stand up for academic freedom and against censorship in the 1920s, will be shown at 1 p.m. Feb. 23, in the UCF Visual Arts Building, Room 132. The film...

Stoeckle Premieres Two Films at Berlinale

February 24, 2015  One of Germany’s first independent female filmmakers, Ula Stoeckl was invited to premier two films at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Stoeck, considered one of Germany’s most important filmmakers, was awarded the prestigious Konrad Wolf Film Prize for her lifetime achievement in 1999 by the Academy of Art...

Dombrowski Wins Undergraduate Teaching Award

February 24, 2015  Matt Dombrowski has won the UCF College of Arts & Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award signifies a commitment to undergraduate education and affirms the recipient’s proven abilities as an excellent teacher. Dombowski is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design. His work focuses...

Raimundi-Ortiz Presents on Wepa Woman at El Museo Del Barrio

February 20, 2015  On January 21, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz presented about the Wepa Woman at Diseño , a panelist discussion on the subject of using comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity. The panel took place at El Museo del Barrioin, New York City, and received federal funding from the...

Graduate Film Students Featured at Upcoming Festivals

February 19, 2015  Four graduate students in UCF’s M.F.A. film program will premiere films at upcoming festivals. Zachary Beckler, Maria Emilia Garcia, and Max Rousseau will screen their respective feature-length thesis films Interior, La Descorrupción, Pembroke Circle at the Starlite Film Festival. John Goshorn’s The Happiest Place on Earth will debut at Cinequest...

The Power of Healing Through Art

February 18, 2015  Counseling and Psychological Services, in collaboration with School of Visual Arts and Design and Student Disability Services, is having its third annual Healing Art Exhibition, featuring the artwork of UCF students, faculty, staff and alumni. The UCF community is invited to attend the 2015 Healing Art Exhibition Opening Reception on...

SVAD Student Interning at Guggenheim Museum, Venice

February 12, 2015  In December, Katia Porro, SVAD History student, left for Venice, Italy upon graduation to intern at the prestigious Peggy Guggenheim Museum. The museum is one of Europe’s premier museums of modern art. Porro also had the great fortune of studying abroad in Italy with SVAD Assistant Professor, Margaret Ann Zaho,...

Wyatt Showcases Photography in Atlanta

February 12, 2015  On December 12 – February 1, M. Laine Wyatt showcased a body of photography at the Portfolio 2014 exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery in the Tula Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia. The competition and exhibition was sponsored by the Atlanta Photography Group and was juried by Richard McCabe, Curator...

New UCF Design Class Brings Art, Engineering Students Together

February 12, 2015  Robert Hoekstra has lived in two worlds for many years — engineering and the arts. Now, he’s officially bringing them together in unprecedented fashion at UCF. Hoekstra, an associate professor in UCF’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, was recently named an associate professor of art and is co-teaching...

Inaugural 'UCF Celebrates the Arts' Festival to Showcase Talent at Dr. Phillips Center

February 12, 2015  Staging a week of artistic presentations – ranging from a musical based on historic Civil War diaries and letters, to the futuristic tale of a young boy traveling to the edge of a black hole – the University of Central Florida will host UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 at the...