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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts & Design, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Studio Art and Design track of the MFA in Emerging Media, provides students an opportunity to inform and enhance their artistic practice using 21st Century electronic media.

This emphasis on electronic media is pliable enough to encompass the many ways in which technology intersects with contemporary art and design.

Students in the program are invited to combine their backgrounds in traditional art or computer-related disciplines within a conceptually driven, interdisciplinary environment. Courses provide exposure to time-based media, performance art, video art, sound works, kinetic sculpture, computer-based art, and art using the Internet in order to understand how these forms are driving 21st century artistic practice and informing our understanding of contemporary cultural identities.

The Studio Art and Design MFA track is composed of a minimum of 60 credit hours, to be acquired in three years (six full-time semesters excluding summers). Degree credit is obtained in theory courses, studio art courses, electives, and supervised research. All courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Director. The thesis consists of a body of artistic work accompanied by electronic (Internet) documentation and a culminating exhibition.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA in all course work to complete the program. Continuation in the MFA program requires a positive annual evaluation by the Program Director of the School of Visual Arts and Design and by the Graduate Committee of the School of Visual Arts and Design.

Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • 3D Animator
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Animator
  • Ballet Professor
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Design Professor
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Magazine Designer
  • Marine Photographer
  • Medical Photographer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • News Photographer
  • Newspaper Photojournalist
  • Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Stagecraft Professor
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Theatre Professor
  • Voice Professor
  • Wedding Photographer
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