Remembering Jagdish Chavda, longtime professor of art and graphic design

November 08, 2019  Longtime University of Central Florida faculty member Jagdish Chavda passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Originally hired with a background in cinematography, Chavda was the first tenured professor to teach in the graphic design program then housed in the UCF Art Department.

SVAD Faculty and Student Present at Adobe Max 2019 with Limbitless Solutions

November 03, 2019  Anna Kester and Matt Dombrowski, who serves as the art director for Limbitless and is an assistant professor at UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, talked to about 100 educators during the Adobe Max 2019 conference about the way art and technology can be used together to make a difference...

Alumnus James Hall carves way to second Halloween Wars win

October 31, 2019  The two-time alumnus of the School of Visual Arts and Design is now a two-time winner of the Food Network show.

More than art – studio art student Stacie Becker tattoos breast cancer survivors

October 22, 2019  Studio art major Stacie Becker uses a nontraditional procedure to improve the lives of breast-cancer patients.

Bringing Empty Bowls to Central Florida

October 18, 2019  More than 600 handcrafted ceramic bowls were fired and custom glazed by students from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design in support of Empty Bowls Central Florida, held on Oct. 9, 2019 at UCF.

Gallery exhibition Coalesce explores multiculturalism by Latinx artists

September 26, 2019  Beginning Thursday, September 26, the UCF Art Gallery exhibition Coalesce explores multiculturalism by Latinx artists, curated by Erika Hirugami.

Remembering Studio Art Graduate Student, Marlenys Rojas-Reid

September 18, 2019  Marlenys Rojas-Reid died September 4, 2019 in Winter Park, FL after a courageous fight against cancer. She was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, and “Mimi” to her grandchildren. Marlenys was in the process of completing a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Central Florida in Studio...

New faculty members strengthen the arts & humanities

August 26, 2019  Please join us in welcoming our new colleagues in the College of Arts and Humanities.

New UCF Mobile App module for Public Art on Campus

August 23, 2019  There are about 115 Art in State objects on campus. These range from a variety of forms such as painting, sculpture, ceramic, to some that are outdoor. The privately donated works are in the hundreds, most of which are kept in the vault at the UCF Art Gallery, however, some...

Get to Know the Grad Behind UCF Downtown’s New Mural

August 19, 2019  Artist Harry Foreman ’18 shares how his time at the university inspired the meaningful artwork.

Photography alumna Clarissa Bonet ’08 returns for solo exhibition

August 15, 2019  Tampa native and graduate from the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College Clarissa Bonet ’08 returns as the featured artist for the biennial alumni photography exhibition, Urban Constructs at the Southeast Museum of Photography. Bonet completed the 2+2 B.S. in Photography program at Daytona State College and the...

CREATE brings children’s stories to life in summer animation camp

July 19, 2019  UCF grad students teach fourth and fifth graders how to animate their own films during a week-long camp run by a partnership between CREATE and Page 15.

Two UCF projects accepted for ‘Pompeii’ exhibition

July 12, 2019  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE) will host Pompeii-related arts initiatives in the months leading up to the opening of “Pompeii: The Immortal City,” an exhibit that will be at the Orlando Science Center from June 2020...

SVAD alumna Teresa Falcone ’14 on working on “Toy Story 4”

June 20, 2019  From the setup in the Pixar office to details you can spot in the movie, character animation grad Teresa Falcone ’14 tells us about one of her dream jobs.

Keeping focus on the future: Former felon turns life around at UCF

June 17, 2019  Jason Fronczek never lost sight of his goals, even while in prison. Today, the UCF graduate and experienced photographer has a world of opportunities ahead.

SVAD alumnus Forrest Lawson ’18 memorializes Pulse tragedy through art

June 12, 2019  Last month, UCF art grad Forrest Lawson ’18 bested more than 400 artists for top honors and a $50,000 award at a regional competition for his piece 6/12/2016, a sculpture he created to memorialize the Pulse tragedy, honor its victims and communicate the emotions and responses the shooting awakened across communities.

In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major

June 04, 2019  Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.

Fourth SVAD faculty member selected as 2019 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art finalist

May 28, 2019  Assistant professor of studio art Amer Kobaslija is a finalist in the 2019 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, presented by the Orlando Museum of Art. The sixth annual exhibition features ten of the most progressive and exciting artists working in the state of Florida today. Additionally, one of these outstanding artists is selected...

Studio art student interning at Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery

May 23, 2019  Third-year studio art student Heidi Vance will be spending her summer at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

May 22, 2019  Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.