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The Emerging Media B.F.A. – Character Animation program allows students to integrate the multiple domains of art, storytelling, and technology. It is designed to provide a solid foundation in techniques and theory in one focused area of competence, as well as a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. The program also offers extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems.

The Character Animation Track at UCF is a two-year, full-time cohort program designed to prepare students for careers as animators, modelers, riggers, or texture artists in the film or computer game industries. An art background is desirable, and students are required to take several art courses.

Experimental Animation and Graphic Design are other tracks in the Emerging Media B.F.A. program.



  1. APPLY and be accepted to UCF.
  2. COMPLETE prerequisite courses. (Interested students are recommended to contact SVAD advising as early as possible to ensure that they are progressing through the prerequisite courses in a timely manner and to keep documented and detailed records of all information received.)
  3. PASS mandatory portfolio review. (Character Animation is a highly competitive, limited access program and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all program coursework. Students are encouraged to simultaneously apply for studio art and/or graphic design portfolio. Students intending to pursue Character Animation (as well as Experimental Animation or Graphic Design) will be enrolled in the Emerging Media Pending BFA program until they have successfully completed the portfolio review.)
Portfolio and Admission Info


SVAD Advising
NSC 121
UCF Catalog
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