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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...

SVAD Academic Program Review Schedule

February 09, 2016  SVAD students are invited to participate in the academic review process for the programs in SVAD. Students will be given the opportunity to provide feedback about the program. Below is the upcoming schedule for the program reviews: Wednesday, February 10 Photography (Regional) 2:30 – 3:00pm in Daytona Bldg. 530 Rm....

MFA Thesis Exhibition: black box honey

February 03, 2016  Opening Reception: March 16th 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Evocative shapes and symbolic colors seek the past. Multiple layers of meaning can be derived from a seemingly arbitrary assortment of words. Metaphorical materials form morbid puns and domestic commentary. The Master of Fine Arts candidates Taylor Battle, Reina Castellanos, and...

Experimental Filmmaker Lisa Danker to screen her new film "Beneath a Glass Floor Lobby"

February 03, 2016  Screening alongside some of the top young experimental filmmakers working in the world today, Experimental Filmmaker Assistant Professor Lisa Danker’s new Film “Beneath a Glass Floor Lobby” will screen February 25 at the $100 Film Festival, the only celluloid-based film festival. When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992,...

UCF to Present Workshops, Student Projects at Love Your Shorts Film Festival

February 03, 2016  Free filmmaking workshops and an evening of student films are all part of a UCF-sponsored Education Day at the Feb. 11-14 Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford. Education Day, sponsored Feb. 11 by UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities, will kick off the festival activities at the Wayne Densch...

SVAD Assistant Professor of Photography makes short list for a Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Grant

February 03, 2016  The Lucie Foundation is an international organization dedicated to supporting emerging photographers worldwide. Assistant Professor of Photography Brooks Dierdorff states: “I am excited to be in this pool. “ The Award selects individuals to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach....

"Eye For Broadway" Announces Kinky Boots Contest Winner

February 02, 2016  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design announces the latest winner of the J.R. Hopes Art “Eye for Broadway” Art Competition. Ashley Loonam is the winner for Kinky Boots. Ashley, a native of Long Island, New York, is pursuing a Design career, both inside and outside of school, with...

UCF Teams Up with Orlando Science Center at Otronicon Technology Event

January 15, 2016  UCF is sponsoring the 11th annual Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center Friday January 15 – Monday January 18. Ortonicon is a four-day conference that features exhibits, workshops, panels, speakers, and keynotes about the digital-media industry including video gaming, serious games, simulation, robotics, and virtual reality. UCF is heading a...