UCF Celebrates the Arts Wins Golden Brick Award for Impact on Downtown Orlando

May 10, 2023  UCF Celebrates the Arts was awarded by the Downtown Orlando Partnership in the category of Arts & Culture on May 2, recognizing the festival’s economic and community impact on downtown Orlando.

A Picture of Determination: SVAD Student Lyn Oquendo Perseveres Through Obstacles to Graduate and Land Incredible Position with Warner Bros Animation

May 05, 2023  The article shares a detailed story covering SVAD student Lyn Oquendo‘s journey through college to commencement, eventually landing a job with Warner Bros Animation.

Art Bytes: Spring 2023

May 03, 2023  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design celebrates the many accomplishments and triumphs of the students and faculty in the Spring of 2023.

SVAD Graduate Student Njeri Kinuthia Receives $5,000 from the 2023 éclat Law Prize

April 26, 2023  Njeri Kinuthia is the winner of the 2023 éclat Law Prize. The prize entails of an exhibition of the student’s work at éclat Law Firm and an award of $5,000.

UCF Faculty and Students Discuss Legitimacy of Art

April 25, 2023  As news spread about a man pleading guilty to forging paintings that went on display at the Orlando Museum of Art, UCF students and faculty spoke with FOX 35 News about the situation.

SVAD Professor Matt Dombrowski is Awarded $85K Unity for Humanity Grant with Limbitless Solutions

April 19, 2023  UCF Professors Peter Smith and Matt Dombrowski are recipients of an 85K Unity for Humanity Grant. This grant will fund Smith and Dombrowski’s current Limbitless Solutions’ training game, “Quantum’s Pursuit”, a cyberpunk sci-fi style runner that teaches children with limb differences how to control their muscle flex before they receive...

‘It’s Basically a New Paintbrush’: Exploring the Frontiers of AI in Art at UCF

April 17, 2023  Experts, students and guests attended the REALity of ARTificial Intelligence event Monday evening hosted by the UCF Center for Ethics in collaboration with the Center for Computer Vision and the School of Visual Arts and Design.

Students, Faculty and Staff Honored at 2023 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 06, 2023  CAH faculty, students and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, mentoring, research, professional service at UCF’s annual Founders’ Day celebrations.

Operación Pedro Pan Comes to UCF

April 04, 2023  Community experts share their experiences of undergoing the Operación Pedro Pan flights and the aftermath of their new lives in America as some of the 14,000 minors that came from Cuba to the United States.

Orlando Sentinel: Megan Hilty, PBS Stars and More at UCF Celebrates the Arts

March 14, 2023  Megan Hilty and PBS stars join the lineup of events for UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023 as part of WUCF’s 10 year anniversary.

Free Events in Orlando This April: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023

March 06, 2023  The annual UCF Celebrates the Arts festival offers a variety of free music, visual arts, humanities and kid-friendly events at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 2 through 15.

Alumna Uses Color, Texture to Create Surrealistic Wonderlands

February 28, 2023  School of Visual Arts and Design alumna Cheryl Tall ’74 will display her artwork at the Sparks Gallery March 12-April 30.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023 Has Something for Everyone

February 20, 2023  UCF’s annual festival of creativity returns April 2–15 with a wide range of affordable events. Tickets for select events are available now, with the remainder of events available Feb. 24 and March 3.

UCF Faculty Showcases New Satire Risograph

February 10, 2023  Ashley Taylor, printmaking and design professor, brought satire with a pop of color to her third art showcase at UCF’s 2023 Faculty Exhibition.

Nationally Recognized Artist Joins UCF College of Arts and Humanities

February 06, 2023  Nationally acclaimed artist Robert Aiosa has joined the staff of the College of Arts and Humanities School of Visual Arts and Design as an assistant professor in studio art.

2 Teams Win 2022 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards for Projects to Strengthen Orlando Communities

January 30, 2023  The projects, which received $25,000 each, were chosen for improving our sense of community through the power of arts and wellness.

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.