- College of Arts and Humanities
- Visual Arts & Design, Schl of
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 Graphic Design track educates students in the art and science of visual communication, stressing the professional aspects of design. Students combine technology with aesthetics in the production of typographic and publication design, identity systems, packaging, film and broadcast graphics, posters, interactive and web design. 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 as understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models.
- Graphic Design: students must satisfactorily complete the mandatory GRA 3950 – Graphic Design Portfolio Application course before enrolling in any Graphic Design restricted electives. The Graphic Design portfolio review is only held in Spring, and typically takes place near the end of February.
- Students unable to satisfactorily complete GRA 3950 – Graphic Design Portfolio Application 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.
Tuition and Fees
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$212.28 per credit hour
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