UCF student film 'Tucker' challenges digital filmmaking

June 23, 2016  oshua Evangelista, a UCF Film BFA student working under the nom de plume “J. Ellis Evans,” has successfully crafted a short film that uses this gimmick to challenge what we would typically expect from digital filmmaking. Tucker is a film that takes place entirely from the perspective of a young...

UCF Emmy-Winning Documentary to be Shown on 100 PBS Stations, Campus

June 06, 2016  An Emmy-winning documentary film created by UCF honors students began airing this week on more than 100 PBS television stations nationwide, telling the story of a Florida Legislature panel that tried to remove homosexual students and employees from state universities decades ago. The film will be shown during the next...

2016 Hopes Scholarship Winners Announced

May 25, 2016  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design proudly announces two winners of the 2016 J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Kirkland Macy and Robert Shirley. Kirkland Macy is a sophomore specializing in drawing and experimental animation. With a strong interest in designing and modelling characters and creatures,...

Oxford American features photos by M. Laine Wyatt

May 25, 2016  M. Laine Wyatt is featured in the Oxford American‘s weekly column “Eyes on the South.” “Eyes on the South” showcases weekly selections of work from Southern artists or artists whose work concerns the South. Wyatt is an associate professor of photography at the University of Central Florida. She has shown...

UCF SVAD collaboration brings student artists' talents to University Park

May 18, 2016  Art meets business with a collaboration launching this week between the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Crocker Partners, owner of the nearby University Park office center. Works by UCF students will be showcased in University Park’s five office buildings, beginning with a May 18 event marking...

Orlando Science Center Fuses Art with Science at New Gallery

April 18, 2016  The national educational movement to promote the seamless working relationship of science and art has taken the next step, teaming up the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design and the Orlando Science Center with a permanent new gallery of science-inspired artwork. “Fusion: A STEAM Gallery” is the name of...

Zachary Beckler Appointed as a Lecturer in Film

April 18, 2016  The School of Visual Arts & Design within the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida is please to announce the appointment of Zachary Beckler as a Lecturer in Film starting in August 2016. Zachary Beckler is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in narrative horror cinema in...

Alumna Clarissa Bonet named 'Work Worth Collecting'

April 11, 2016  Clarissa Bonet is a professional photographer living and working in Chicago. She received a B.S. in Photography from UCF in 2008. Bonet went on to earn an M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago where she was also a two-time recipient of the Albert P. Weisman Award. Most recently, Bonet...

Film Student Tyler Marino Produces Award-Winning Documentary Code 9

March 30, 2016  BFA film student Tyler Marino produced the award-winning documentary Code 9 that will be featured at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida. A groundbreaking Documentary Film, Code 9 explores the darker side of law enforcement as it tells the stories of police officers who are suffering the mental...

Student Documentary Nominated for College Emmy

March 28, 2016  A team of UCF students has been nominated for an Emmy for their documentary film about the challenges to academic freedom nearly 90 years ago at Florida State College for Women. The film, Filthy Dreamers, is about state lawmakers and religious activists who tried to ban certain textbooks and the...

Orlando Science Center collaborates with SVAD students in parallel SOLO shows

March 24, 2016  SVAD’s new relationship with the Orlando Science Center hosts rotating exhibitions featuring student work that explores themes in science. On view is two parallel SOLO shows by BFA student Clayton Dunklin and MFA Grad Forest DeBlois. Both artists share similar intellectual and emotional responses to the complex contemporary dilemma of...

SVAD Film Lecturer Zachary Beckler’s Feature Film INTERIOR to Screen at Festivals around Florida

March 24, 2016  Continued success for Zachary Beckler as his award winning Horror Film INTERIOR screens at several Florida Film Festivals. Beckler’s film will be a contender for additional Awards at Gasparilla on April 1st at 10:50pm (In Competition), Silver Springs on April 8th at 11:00pm (In Competition: Best Florida Feature. Cash Prize:...

UCF Art Gallery to Host Symposium to Unite Orlando's Cultural Scene

March 15, 2016  As if working with a blank canvas, local artists and art organizations will gather at the UCF Art Gallery on March 16 to discuss ideas toward the goal of uniting and promoting the Orlando cultural scene to rival other artistic meccas. In the past couple of years there has been...

Professor Emeritus Lotz Exhibit to be Featured at Orlando Museum of Art

March 10, 2016  New and old art works by UCF Professor Emeritus Steve Lotz, who created the university’s art department in 1968 and retired in 2003, will be exhibited March 12-June 5 at the Orlando Museum of Art. Lotz, whose mural-sized floral triptych Florida Dream has greeted travelers passing through Orlando International Airport’s...

Digital Media Graduates Release Video Game on Steam

March 07, 2016  Recent UCF Digital Media Graduates Peter Milko, Percy Legendre IV and Sean Pinnock just released their video game Blacksea Odyssey for early access on Steam. Blacksea Odyssey is a violent top-down rogue-lite space shoot ‘em up RPG brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. In the game you can explore...

Unity Artwork Creates Oneness and Inclusion

February 29, 2016  The 4th Annual Healing Art Exhibition reception was held on February 18 at the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services. The exhibit is an annual, juried, 2-D art exhibition created through CAPS in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts & Design. The exhibit showcases artwork by UCF students, alumni,...

SVAD student Ben Gill to be part of the BFI Future Film Festival 2016

February 23, 2016  Created in the Directing 1 class within UCF’s Film Program, undergraduate student Ben Gill and his dark comedy Babies will be featured in the largest film festival for young emerging filmmakers: The Future Film Festival. FFF is a five-day festival featuring films and filmmakers from around the world. Gill will...

Series of Ads demonstrating iPad Pro as Bob Ross

February 23, 2016  Paying homage to Bob Ross, American Painter/TV host of ‘The Joy of Painting’, Chad Cameron delivers an entertaining demo of Adobe’s Photoshop Sketch digital painting app in a series of Ads produced by Adobe. Chad Cameron is an accomplished designer/illustrator who played the part of Bob Ross brilliantly with timely...

Three SVAD Students Win At Orlando ADDYs

February 22, 2016  Three SVAD students, Jack Prettyman, Adelaide Ritter and Alexandra DesCepedes, received awards at the Orlando ADDYs. During this annual event, the American Advertising Federation recognizes outstanding creativity in its fifth district. The ADDYs are the largest creative awards competition in the advertising industry. 2016 winners include: Jack Prettyman Gold ADDY...

UCF Celebrates the Arts to Brim with SVAD Creations

February 15, 2016  It’s a visual world these days – and the works of color, form and motion created by students and faculty will be on full display at the UCF Celebrates the Arts festival in April. A diverse presentation of mixed media installation pieces, banner art, films, animation, and tableau vivant (living...