Emerging Media MFA

College : Arts and Humanities Degree :MFA
Department : School of Visual Arts and Design Option : Thesis
Program Websites : http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/programs.php#graduate


The Master of Fine Arts in Emerging Media program offers tracks in Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Media, Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema, and Studio Art and the Computer. 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 industry.

The Animation and Visual Effects track requires 60 credit hours, and the other three tracks require 66 credit hours. Students in all tracks 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.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applicants must choose a track within this program. Track(s) may have different application requirements.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.