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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 Master of Fine Arts in Emerging Media program offers tracks in Animation and Visual Effects and Studio Art and Design. The MFA is a terminal scholarly and creative degree suitable for those students wishing to pursue careers as professors in higher education or as creative leaders in the industry.

Both tracks require 60 credit hours and students follow a three-year cohort style program (six full-time semesters excluding summers). Degree credit is obtained in theory courses, electives, supervised research, and a thesis project. Students progress through the program by taking required classes in particular semesters. Students must remain with their cohort in order to remain in good academic standing and graduate.

The Animation and Visual Effects track is a specialized program designed to emulate the professional studio environment, providing opportunities to assume an artistic leadership role. The principal emphasis is placed on narrative film structure and the entrepreneurial aspects of animation as related to independent filmmaking, studio employment, and job creation.

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.
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Design Professor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy Professor
  • Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer
  • Special Effects Artist

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