Discovery Channel Canada to feature interview and performance by Scott F. Hall

September 23, 2015  Scott F. Hall will appear on Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet TV show on September 23 at 7 p.m. The segment will feature interviews and a live performance on monobaribasitar shot on location in Miami. Hall, musician/luthier and associate professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, worked with...

UCF Grads to Show Work for Art in Odd Places

September 18, 2015  Bright green geometric shapes made out of plastic drinking straws juxtaposed against street medians. Groups of participants knitting in unison to create musical sounds. A live art installation consisting of an X-ray camper parked in a city lot. These are just some of the sights that passers-by can expect to...

Beckler’s Horror Feature INTERIOR to Screen at LA Film Festival

September 18, 2015  UCF Film Lecturer Zachary Beckler’s horror feature INTERIOR will screen at Shriekfest 2015 on October 3. The film is an official selection for the prominent Los Angeles festival. INTERIOR is an “alternative” horror film about one man alone in a haunted house capturing evidence of the supernatural over the course...

UCF is One of 75 Organizations Nationwide to Receive Big Read Grant

September 11, 2015  The University of Central Florida is a recipient of a grant of $15,000.00 to host The Big Read in Orlando. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for...

Animation Career Review Features UCF Animation Programs

August 31, 2015  Animation Career Review’s recent “Take Two: Q&A Interview” with UCF animation professors Cheryl Cabrera and Scott Hall boasts SVAD’s Emerging Media program. The interview explores what undergrads can achieve in UCF’s Character Animation and Experimental Animation programs. The two degrees approach animation differently… Character Animation employs applied industry training and...

Danker Leads Talk after Easy Rider Screening at the Foosaner Museum of Art

August 14, 2015  On August 20, Lisa Danker will introduce the film Easy Rider at the Foosaner Museum of Art in Melbourne. Following the screening, Danker will lead a discussion about the production history, style and the impact of Easy Rider on the reception of independent filmmaking. In the film, two counterculture bikers...

Experimental Animation Graduates Showcase Animated Short at Film Festivals

August 14, 2015  Four experimental animation graduates are showcasing their animated short film, The Falling Leaf, at LA CineFest, Orlando International Peace and Film Festival and the Miami Independent Film Festival. The short tells the story of a young monk who is assigned a seemingly impossible task and follows his efforts to overcome...

UCF Art Gallery to feature Art of the Carnival Sideshow

July 10, 2015  Painted carnival banners, photographs, sculptures and film screenings are on display at the UCF Art Gallery July 16 – August 29. The exhibition tells the story of the exciting, imaginative, and dissapearing world of the carnival sideshow. The banners on display range in size with the largest spanning an entire...

New Scholarship for Architecture Students

July 08, 2015  There is a new scholarship available for Architecture B.Des. students. The annual Craig Tremblay Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Architecture will be awarded each spring with the application opening in the fall semester. This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees and any other items included in the...

Raimundi-Ortiz showcasing for Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art

July 07, 2015  Wanda Raimundi-Ortize has been selected from hundreds of Florida artists to participate in the Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view June 12 – September 6, 2015. The Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art is an annual exhibition...

Interview with OMALIX, SVAD Alumna

June 11, 2015  Since her graduation in 2014, OMALIX has been carving an exciting career in the arts. She graduated with a BFA concentration in painting and Magna Cum Laude from UCF. OMALIX’s selection of deeply symbolic personal paintings and photographs are currently on view at the Sirona Fine Art Gallery, Hallandale Beach,...

Hall Mentioned in Forbes Life Interview

June 04, 2015  In a recent Forbes Life interview, Scott F. Hall’s work with Monad Studio in creating futuristic 3D-printed instruments was highlighted. Scott was described as having “a knack for reducing an instrument family down to its barest essentials for the sake of playability.” This minimalist approach to design has aided Hall...

Buyssens' Sculpture Exhibited at 3D PrintShow in London

June 04, 2015  Ryan Buyssens’ kinetic sculpture “Resistance” is being exhibited this month in London as part of the 3D Printshow. The 3D Printshow brings together key players from the entire 3D-printing ecosystem. From engineers and product designers to brands and makers, they explore how 3D printing is used for industries, businesses, brands...

Flying Horse Editions Mentioned in NYTimes

May 29, 2015  Flying Horse Editions, UCF’s fine art research facility and print shop, was mentioned in the New York Times style magazine T and a New York Times blog post as the birth place of artist Luis Gispert’s method for creating the pieces in his new series Aqua Regia. The series features...

UCF Professor to Perform with 3-D Printed Instruments in N.Y.

May 28, 2015  UCF professor Scott F. Hall will combine music and the emerging world of 3-D printing Friday night when he performs on some unconventional instruments at the 3D Print Design Show in New York. Hall and a senior art student will perform on 3-D printed instruments ranging from the lute-shaped “monobaribasitar”...

Alum's Award Winning Film Studio

May 15, 2015  Strong Films was founded by Jon Strong (Film B.F.A. ‘11), with a focus on branding through short films and advertisements. Strong Films is interested in the story of their clients and the story of the brands they showcase to create meaningful connections between people, products, brands, and experiences. This year,...

"Eye For Broadway" Competition Names Latest Winners

May 07, 2015  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design announces the latest winners of the J.R. Hopes Art “Eye for Broadway” Art Competition. The competition invites SVAD students to create art inspired by upcoming Broadway performances at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Winners receive $500, and the chosen...

Film Graduate Wins First Prize in LA Comedy Festival Competition

May 07, 2015  Jeffrey Ashkin’s film, Frankenstein With Benefits, was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2015 LA Comedy Festival Screenplay Competition. Frankenstein With Benefits is a horror/comedy about an online dating expert that tries to pair up an undead monster with the right mate. The Los Angeles Comedy Festival is the largest comedy...

Three SVAD Students Win At District Four ADDYs

May 06, 2015  Three SVAD students received awards at the American Advertising Federation’s, Also known as the ADDY’s, Fourth District. Winners include: Brandon Stocker Gold ADDY and Judges Choice Award for Craftsmanship for his Fantaisel Salt Packaging Silver ADDY Award for his logo Marion & Dodd’s Adam Lehman Gold ADDY Award for his...

SVAD Alumna's Artwork Gaining Renown

May 06, 2015  On Saturday, May 16, Omalix Arlette’s artwork will be on exhibit at the Sirona Fine Art Gallery in Hallandale Beach, FL. The exhibition will feature paintings and photographs from Omalix’s body of work exploring aspects of womanhood. The opening reception will held 6-9 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres...