Lineup Announced for 2019 UCF Celebrates The Arts

January 23, 2019  The fifth-annual festival held at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center will underscore the resilience of humans and the healing power of art.

Quilting Connections with Lake Highland Preparatory School

December 11, 2018  Students at Lake Highland Preparatory School learned from UCF School of Visual Arts and Design and Nicholson School of Communication and Media faculty to create mixed media optical art pieces for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Educational Center, City of Orlando – Government...

Praxis: 2018 Fall BFA Exhibition at the UCF Art Gallery

December 06, 2018  Beginning November 15, Praxis, the fall 2018 bi-annual exhibition showcased work by graduating students studying book arts, ceramics, drawing, experimental animation, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and allowed them to display their research and specialized artistic practice. The exhibition was on display from November 15 through December 6, 2018...

Matt Dombrowski wins 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Teaching Excellence

December 03, 2018  Matt Dombrowski of the School of Visual Arts and Design is the fourth faculty member from CAH to win the peer-reviewed Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

In the space of health and wellness – for Central Florida and the future

November 15, 2018  Allen Watters, director of UCF’s architecture program, and Carl Beers, principal with HKS Architects, Inc., discuss their methods for steadily, carefully curating the next generation of health-conscious architects.

M.C. Santana, Ilenia Colón Mendoza honored at Valarie Greene King Diversity Breakfast

October 15, 2018  Catalysts for interdisciplinary work at UCF, Dr. M.C. Santana and Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza teach how to see opportunities for diversity and inclusion.

Announcing the winners of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

October 11, 2018  SVAD faculty, Cheryl Briggs and Keri Watson, part of two teams that recently won the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards.

Alumni work on “Smallfoot” for big screen

September 28, 2018  Teresa Falcone and Christopher Sanchez, UCF alumni have been working on Sony Pictures Imageworks’ new animated film, “Smallfoot.”

Art History lecture series begins this fall

August 30, 2018  The grant sponsored lecture series will show connections between art and activism so students can reflect on the role of art in society and the relationship between art history and public engagement. The series will address Art and Activism, Feminism Art and the Guerrilla Girls, and Art as an Endangered...

Digital Media student wins Equestrian National Championship title

May 23, 2018  Digital Media student Molly Murtha recently won UCF’s first equestrian national championship title at Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association’s National Championship Horse Show.

Solar-powered sculpture to be installed at Orlando City Stadium

May 17, 2018  A solar-powered art sculpture designed by UCF students will soon grace the entryway of Orlando City Stadium, home of the Orlando City Soccer Club and the Orlando Pride.

J.R. Hopes Scholarship Paints Picture of Hope for Art Students

April 27, 2018  For nearly a decade, the James R. Hopes Art Scholarship has helped UCF students pursuing art careers continue to chase their dreams. Among this year’s three recipients of the $3,000 award is Trevon Jakaar Coleman, a painter and filmmaker with an unconventional story who is putting Mr. Hopes’ scholarship to good use....

UCF CREATE Awarded Disney Grant

April 27, 2018  UCF CREATE and partner Page 15 have been awarded a $100,000 grant from Walt Disney World Resort to create new workshops, summer camps and after-school programs for K-8 students in Central Florida. This grant is one of five presented to nonprofit organizations throughout Central Florida. The new programs will promote literacy and writing...

Photography students present pop-up exhibition

April 24, 2018  11 graduating students from UCF’s B.S. in Photography program present, “So it goes.” a one-night-only, pop-up show.

UCF Students to Premiere Animated Short Films

April 23, 2018  This year’s animated short films shed light on a speech disorder and sea turtle nesting. They premiere Monday, April 23, at the Center for Emerging Media. A young girl with a speech disorder learning to express herself. A baby sea turtle trying to make its way to the ocean while...

UCF Art History Minor Student to Compete on Jeopardy! Finals Tonight

April 09, 2018  Sophomore Hannah Sage advanced to the finals in the Jeopardy! College Championship.   Sophomore Hannah Sage won the second round of Jeopardy! College Championship competition against students from Dartmouth College and the University of Oklahoma, completing the semifinal competition with $28,401. She has advanced to the finals and will compete on Thursday...

The Life and Films of Ula Stoeckl

March 26, 2018  UCF Professor Ula Stoeckl has been making films for more than 40 years, and recently had them screened at the Berlin Film Festival. “You never know what someone will remember,” she says in a quiet and distinct German accent. She just returned to the UCF campus from a month-long celebration...

UCF Game to be Featured at Nation's Biggest Video Game Conference

March 19, 2018  A team from UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design is headed to one of the biggest video game conferences in the nation, by special invitation. The team will unveil its Magical Savior of Friends video game at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 21-23. The game...

SVAD student wins Arts Advocacy Award, Order of Pegasus

February 13, 2018  School of Visual Arts and Design student Ana Beltran received a certificate for advocacy in the arts from the Florida Higher Education Arts Network council in Tallahassee as part of Florida Arts Advocacy Day. Florida Arts Advocacy Day is a collaboration between the Florida Cultural Alliance and Florida Higher Education...

UCF SVAD, CREATE, FIEA spark at Otronicon 2018

January 11, 2018  With the theme of “Igniting a Passion for STEM through Technology Experiences”, the annual convention will be held at the Orlando Science Center this weekend. Several UCF College of Arts and Humanities departments, schools, faculty and students are presenting at Otronicon, a showcase and celebration of innovations in technology. Since...