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.

SVAD faculty member selected as 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art finalist

May 15, 2018  For the third time in four years, an SVAD faculty member has been named a finalist for this prestigious award.

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...

Character animation students' short films win accolades

January 08, 2018  “Cuddlefish” and “Dreamweaver” are two films created by School of Visual Arts & Design students that are ending 2017 and beginning 2018 on a winning note. Both films from the 2017 cohort of the Character Animation program have been selected for national, regional, and local awards and screenings. Character Animation...

Q&A with SVAD Grad Yasiman Ahsani

November 21, 2017  Yasiman Ahsani is a recent SVAD alumna who now works for a well-known game developing company, Epic Games. She received a B.A. in Digital Media with a specialization in Game Design and a minor in Film in May 2017. We sat down with Yasiman to talk about life after graduation...

UCF to Host HASTAC Conference

October 26, 2017  Collaborations of the digital and humanities worlds will be presented at an international gathering Nov. 3-4 at the University of Central Florida to look at new ways of teaching and research in an age when many say the printed word is no longer the main medium for education and its...

SVAD Alumni Finalists in Startup Competition

October 26, 2017  Omnimodal, a transportation tech startup co-founded by David Thomas Moran ‘14 and Nathan Selikoff ‘04, was one of nine finalists admitted into the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator (CFL SEA) program committed to creating positive social change through entrepreneurship. The first program of its kind in Central Florida, CFL SEA...

Faculty Recognized with Inaugural Luminary Awards

October 19, 2017  Six College of Arts & Humanities faculty members were among those honored with the inaugural UCF Luminary Award, designed to shine a light on exceptional faculty whose work is advancing their discipline and making a difference. The 2017 recipients from the arts and humanities include Keith Folse, Professor in the...

SVAD Professor's Internationally Recognized Projects

August 30, 2017  Matthew Mosher, assistant professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arta and Design (SVAD), and his projects are gaining international recognition: His project, Tributaries of Our Distant Palpability, was installed at the Sound and Music Computing conference in Espoo, Finland. The interactive sculpture responds to changing light levels with bubbly music...

SVAD Artist Develops Fabric-Gaming Interface

August 16, 2017  Slate Magazine discusses some innovations in making fabric, featuring SVAD assistant professor Anne Sullivan’s project, Loominary. Loominary is a game system that uses a tabletop loom as the controller for the games. The games are written in Twine and the choices in the game are shown in distinct colors. The player...

UCF Game Designers to Showcase Work at Smithsonian, Meet White House Staff

August 03, 2017  A team of video game designers from UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD) will visit Washington, D.C., this week to showcase its accessibility-friendly video game at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Team members also will meet with the secretary of the Smithsonian to demonstrate the power of video...

Screenwriter Barry Sandler talks about film 'Making Love'

July 10, 2017  School of Visual Arts and Design associate professor Barry Sandler sat for an interview with David Reddish, UCF alumnus (B.F.A. Film) and film editor of Queerty magazine, to discuss his groundbreaking screenplay, Making Love. Making Love was the first major studio production to present gay characters and relationships in a positive light. Michael...