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Emerging Media - Animation and Visual Effects

University of Central Florida

36 months
Duration
43008 USD/year
43008 USD/year
13320 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Housed in the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), the Emerging Media MFA - Animation and Visual Effects program of University of Central Florida is a specialized program designed to emulate the professional studio environment, providing each student with an opportunity to assume an artistic leadership role.

Overview

The principal emphasis of the Emerging Media MFA - Animation and Visual Effects program of University of Central Florida is placed on narrative film structure and the entrepreneurial aspect of animation as related to studio and job creation. Courses are designed to give students the ability to understand the collaborative function of a commercial studio, which is necessary in order to prepare students for careers in animation. Labs and studios are equipped with the same industry-standard software and hardware used in professional studios.

Students desiring admission to the Emerging Media MFA – Animation and Visual Effects track should be primarily interested in the opportunity to create or direct their own animation and visual effects. In this program students are encouraged to develop their visual storytelling skills while using a variety of animation and visual effects techniques, including traditional hand-drawn, stop motion, 2D computer, and 3D computer animation.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in animation, visual effects, emerging media, art, film, theater, computer science, graphic design, illustration, creative writing, mass communications, game design, or related field and must demonstrate, through a portfolio of work and writing, that they are currently proficient and successful in the area of Animation.

The Emerging Media MFA – Animation and Visual Effects track is a competitive program whereby students receive the best instruction from professors who have had extensive professional industry experience. Drawing on the expertise of the current faculty, graduates are well qualified to enter the teaching and academic professions. SVAD graduates have a competitive edge for greater opportunities within the animation, visual effects, and simulation industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Script and Story Development for Animation and Visual Effects 
  • The History of Animation and Visual Effects
  • Animation and Visual Effects Production
  • Visual Development and Design for Animation and Visual Effects
  • Editing for Animation and Visual Effects I: Theory and Production
  • Visual Effects for Animation and Live Action

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) for each college/university attended

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas or equivalent:

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Emerging Media
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Creative Writing
  • Mass Communications
  • Game Design 

Statement of purpose

Three letters of recommendation

Resume

Original Animation/VFX Production Concept

Other creative work: a portfolio of ten to twenty pieces of traditional or digital work.

TOEFL scores

Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21504 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    43008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21504 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    13320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6660 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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