The Emerging Media BFA 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. Provide a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. Provide extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems. The program is administered through the School of Visual Arts and Design. It is recognized that there are many combinations of courses which meet the needs of individual students. Three tracks - Character Animation, Experimental Animation and Graphic Design - lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
The Character Animation track is a two-year cohort of studies designed to prepare students for careers as animators, modelers, riggers, or texture artists in the film or computer game industries. The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models.
- Character Animation: students must satisfactorily complete the mandatory DIG 3951 - Character Animation Portfolio Review before enrolling in any Character Animation Core Requirements - Advanced Level courses. The Character Animation portfolio review is only held in Spring, and typically takes place near the end of February.
- Students unable to satisfactorily complete, DIG 3951 - Character Animation Portfolio Review, may continue in the Art History or the Visual Art and Emerging Media Management tracks or, successfully complete Sophomore Portfolio review (ART 3950) in order to pursue a Studio Art major.
- Note: One-on-one portfolio reviews are not possible due to the large number of received portfolios.
- Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog by filing a catalog year change with their degree change form.
- Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 36 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design.
- Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each required course except DIG 2000, which requires a "B" (3.0) or better.
- BFA students must achieve a 3.0 GPA in all major requirements.
- Co-op credit cannot be used in this major.
- Students should consult with their SVAD advisor on a regular basis.
- Note: Emerging Media majors must have continual access to a computer. Contact the UCF Computer Store or see the website (http://www.cstore.ucf.edu) for the minimum hardware and software specifications.
- No more than 6 hours of overlap allowed between courses used in the Emerging Media BFA and any minor. Please see SVAD advising for permission to complete more than one major in SVAD. Certain restrictions apply and plan of study must be pre-approved.
Undergraduate Application Deadlines
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