Three SVAD Alumni Selected for Artists-in-Action Residency with Maitland Arts Museum

September 21, 2021  SVAD alumni Leo Cordovi ’19, Mar Martinez ’20, and MJ Torrecampo ’14 have been selected for the 2021-2022 Artists-in-Action (AiA) program at Art & History Museums of Maitland!

Information Session and Open House Round-Up

September 15, 2021  In the next month, the College of Arts and Humanities will offer a wide variety of information sessions and open houses related to our various degree programs.

TD Bank Supports Student and Alumni Artwork in Orlando

September 14, 2021  TD Bank has teamed up with UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design to select student artwork to be featured in a new UCF campus store opening this month.

Spotlight: UCF College of Arts and Humanities 2020–21 Year-in-Review

September 09, 2021  Spotlight, our college’s annual year-in-review, features stories, photos and videos that shine a light on the impact of the arts and humanities.

Call for proposals: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022

September 08, 2021  UCF Celebrates the Arts is accepting event/exhibit proposals for festival inclusion. Deadline to apply is September 26.

NSM Today: Eclectic Knights Art Exhibit Provides a Healing Outlet for Artists

September 07, 2021  Eclectic Knights XIII exhibited art by students, alumni, faculty and staff at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Knights Do That Podcast: SVAD Grad Reina Castellanos ’16MFA Uses Culture to Create

September 07, 2021  SVAD grad Reina Castellanos ’16MFA discusses her life as an artist and her latest design project with Target’s Latino Heritage Month line.

SVAD MFA Student Awarded an ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Scholarship

August 30, 2021  Damian Thorn-Hauswirth, a student in the Animation and Visual Effects MFA program, has won an ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Scholarship.

The College of Arts and Humanities Welcomes New Faculty Members

August 23, 2021  The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes the faculty members joining our college this fall!

Professor Scott F. Hall’s Instruments Presented Internationally

August 18, 2021  This month, seven of SVAD Professor Scott F. Hall’s sculptural musical instrument designs were shown in FEEDback, a curated group exhibition in the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. For 120 years, the Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, today drawing an audience of over...

SVAD Professor Featured in Exhibition by the National Museum of Women in the Arts

August 16, 2021  Associate professor of studio art Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz was featured in a story from The Washington Post about “Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals”, an online exhibition by the National Museum of Women in the Arts

12 Animated, Fantasy and Superhero Films Made by UCF Grads

August 10, 2021  UCF animation alumni worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest movies from the last decade.

Rudy McDaniel Reappointed Director of the School of Visual Arts and Design

August 06, 2021  Rudy McDaniel ’99,’01MA,’03,’04PhD, director of the School of Visual Arts and Design for five years, has been reappointed as director.

UCF Art Gallery 2020-2021 Exhibition Review

August 05, 2021  In the 2020-2021 academic year, the UCF Art Gallery hosted exhibitions and programming both in person and online that examined cultural and social contexts while supporting contemporary art practices.

UCF Ranked #2 Among Top Public Animation Schools and Colleges Nationally

June 24, 2021  Animation Career Review has ranked the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design No. 2 among the nation’s top public animation schools and colleges in 2021.

Robert Rivers Awarded the 2021 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art

June 08, 2021  Robert Rivers, professor of art at the School of Visual Arts and Design, was named the winner of the 2021 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.

UCF Summer 2021 Commencement Schedule and Fall Makeup Ceremony Announced

June 08, 2021  Summer 2021 Grad Walk takes place August 4–6 and three in-person commencement ceremonies will be held August 7.

Orlando Sentinel: Florida Prize exhibit opens at Orlando Museum of Art, highlights Sunshine State artists

June 07, 2021  UCF professor Robert Rivers is among the finalists and is the overall Florida Prize winner for 2021. The exhibition is on view from June 4 – August 22 at the Orlando Museum of Art.

J.R. Hopes Scholarship Brings Hope to Artists for 12th Year

May 18, 2021  For 12 years, the J.R. Hopes Scholarship has given UCF art students the resources they need to reach their full potential and has benefitted over 50 students. This year’s scholarship winners are Vito Angelo Silecchia, Sierra Fuentes, Emily Harnett, Kai Schulz, Gianni Vazquez and Eileen Zelaya. 

Keri Watson Harnesses the Power of the Arts Beyond the Classroom

May 11, 2021  Associate professor of art history. Executive director of the Florida Prison Education Project. CO-PI of the NEA Big Read: Central Florida grant. Advocate. However you describe her, Keri Watson is a force to be reckoned with in the School of Visual Arts and Design.