Local Educational Opportunities – UCF



The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 67,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.




  • School of Visual Arts and Design, Bachelors of Arts Digital MediaGame Design Track, and Web Design Track (The B.A. in Digital Media 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, and provide extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems. The program is administered through the School of Visual Arts and Design with the College of Arts and Humanities. It recognizes that there are many combinations of courses which meet the needs of individual students. Two specializations -Game Design and Web Design - lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree.) Ranked #36 for Game Design Undergraduate Programs


  • Nicholson School of Communication and Media, Masters of Arts Digital Media- Visual Language and Interactive Media(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. The program is based on an apprenticeship model. Students explore new media under the guidance of a faculty member and collaborate with this faculty member in creative and research projects that foster a unique and innovative contribution by the student.)


  • Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy Graduate SchoolProduction Track, Programming Track, Art Track (FIEA is a graduate video game design school at the University of Central Florida offering an accredited master’s degree in interactive entertainment. Areas of study include game design, development, art, programming and production. FIEA is a place for dreamers and doers. A place where productivity and ingenuity are applauded in equal measure. Being a part of FIEA means you’re an artist, programmer, tech artist or producer wanting to make tomorrow’s great game or tell a story never told before.) -FIEA Statistics

-3,300 square footage of MOCAP studio space, making it one of the largest on the East Coast

-Ranked #3 for Game Design Graduate Programs

-Ranked #1 Game Design Graduate Program in 2016