UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) will hold its annual “Premiere and Exposition” this week at the downtown Center for Emerging Media, showcasing student work from throughout the year.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at UCF’s 500 W. Livingston St. campus. It is free and open to the public.

Selected undergraduate and graduate students in Art, Digital Media and Architecture will exhibit their creative media projects in “science fair” style. The projects span a wide range of areas, from creative interactive art and novel mobile media to new applications of video game technology. Some of the work on display will include experiments in innovative approaches to learning, wearable computers, GPS-based projects and explorations of digital cultural heritage.

Three short animated films produced by UCF students will be premiered. UCF faculty, alumni and industrial affiliates will also attend to discuss their media-related creative work and research.  The studios of the MFA in Studio Art and the Computer program will be open, and the MFA students will discuss their work with the public.

The event provides an opportunity to meet potential future employees, see and experience leading-edge experimental media and catch up with old friends.

Awards for the best student projects and presentations will be made by UCF alumni, industrial partners and the Young Architects Forum of the American Institute of Architects.

The event is co-sponsored by the SIGGRAPH Orlando Professional Chapter and the Digital Media Association of Florida. Additional support is being provided by the American Institute for Architects.

SVAD combines the former Art and Digital Media Departments with the new joint UCF, Valencia Community College and University of Florida program in Architecture. More than 1,500 students pursue BA, BFA, Bachelor of Design, MA and MFA and degrees in Art, Digital Media and Architecture.

For more information, contact Dr. J. Michael Moshell at jm.moshell@cs.ucf.edu or 407 694 6763.