Call for Applications: Digital Media Graduate Programs

Call for Applications for the M.A. in Digital Media and Emerging Media M.F.A.—Digital Media Track

M.A Deadline domestic students:  Fall Priority application deadline for Fall 2017 is January 15; final deadline for application is July 15

M.F.A. Deadline domestic students:  Fall Priority application deadline for Fall 2017 is January 15; final deadline for application is July 1

Application Deadline for international students (M.A. and M.F.A):  January 15

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) currently offers two Digital Media graduate programs:
•       M.F.A. in Emerging Media—Digital Media track and
•       M.A. in Digital Media (Visual Language and Interactive Media)
Both are part of the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), a school with an intensive interdisciplinary curriculum offered by dedicated and talented faculty in architecture, digital media, film, and studio art.

Within SVAD, the Digital Media Track in the Emerging Media M.F.A ( is a specialized program designed to train degree candidates to learn and implement the conceptual, design, and technical skills needed for twenty-first century storytelling.

The Digital Media M.A. ( builds on undergraduate knowledge to develop a mature set of conceptual, theoretical, design, and technical skills needed to communicate stories and messages in a single discipline or in an interdisciplinary environment.

Many of our classes take place at the Center for Emerging Media (CEM) in downtown Orlando.  CEM is a space for collaborative, creative, and cutting-edge work in the arts, humanities, education, and entertainment.  In addition to SVAD, CEM is home to CityLab, CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment), FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy), Flying Horse Editions, Studio 500, and UCF Downtown.

In addition to our downtown presence, Digital Media research and creative activity also takes place in Orlando Tech Center (OTC) and at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) in Research Park near the main UCF campus.  Faculty direct labs and work with faculty and students in both locations, including the Games Research Lab (at OTC) and the Synthetic Reality (SREAL) Lab at IST.  Our faculty have published and exhibited their work widely, and have received funding from such prestigious organizations as the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UCF is the second-largest public university in the nation, with more than 63,000 students.  UCF researchers have received more than $130 million in funding in 2015, and the university has a commitment to innovative community partnerships, integrating technology and education, and world-class research.  In addition, UCF was ranked as one of the most innovative schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 guide.

Funding support for graduate students is available on a competitive basis through fellowships (Provost’s Fellowship) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA). More information on funding can be found at the following link:  In addition, faculty who direct grant-funded research may offer additional research assistantship opportunities.

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