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The College of Arts and Humanities comprises two schools, six departments, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and provides more than 120 degree programs and areas of study for UCF students. Additionally, we are home to seven interdisciplinary areas of study and eight centers, institutes, and offices.


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School of Performing Arts

The SPA houses music, theatre, and dance. Undergraduate and graduate level programs offer degrees in performance, arts education, design and technology, entertainment management, and general studies. The faculty and students in the school perform year-round on campus and in the community, including at the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts festival.

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School of Visual Arts and Design

SVAD fosters the analysis, appreciation, manufacture, and distribution of unique scholarly and creative works designed to inspire, inform, entertain, and enlighten diverse audiences. The School emerged from a partnership between the former Art, Digital Media, and Film departments, and also incorporates a Bachelor of Design in Architecture program in collaboration with Valencia College and the University of Florida.


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Department of English

Students of English learn to read accurately, write clearly, and think analytically in the department’s three majors, seven minors, and three graduate programs. The department is also home to four journals and collaborates on three digital research projects.


Department of History

The History department offers B.A. and B.A./M.A. Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate programs, as well as five minors. A history degree provides students with critical “employability skills” needed to excel in today’s market, including research and writing skills, analytical skills, communication skills, and being goal-focused. The History department is home to Africana Studies, American Studies, Florida Studies, Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Whether you wish to fulfill a language requirement, gain valuable language skills, or position yourself in a more marketable career arena the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has a program to help you reach your communication goals. The department also offers study abroad programs and many interdisciplinary courses. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is home to Latin American Studies.


Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy department houses undergraduate programs and graduate certificates in Philosophy, Humanities & Cultural Studies, Religion & Cultural Studies, and Cognitive Sciences, suited to a variety of professional and academic goals including careers in teaching, law, publishing, non-profit management, information and other technologies, and a broad range of knowledge in diverse fields.


Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Students in the Writing and Rhetoric undergraduate and graduate programs receive a comprehensive education that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. The department hosts three Writing Outreach programs: Writing Across the Curriculum, University Writing Center, and First Year Writing Program.

Doctoral Program

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Texts and Technology

The Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program is part of a growing interdisciplinary field combining scholarly study, creative production, and assessment of digital media texts. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practice in new media supplemented by historical grounding in pre-digital media studies.


Area Studies

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies allows students to immerse themselves in the art, history, literature, world languages, and philosophy of this unique era of world history. This interdisciplinary field of study, hosted in UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities, surveys a breathtaking vista of the multicultural, social, and technological accomplishments dating from the fall of the Roman Empire to the close of the seventeenth century.

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Women’s and Gender Studies

Our mission is to provide the best education related to women’s and gender issues through our curricular and co-curricular programming on campus, and to enhance diversity and support women and their endeavors.

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Themed Experience

Pulling from the strength and diversity of UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities, established programs in the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, and from the direct connection to leaders in the field, this unique program takes advantage of the university’s ideal location in Orlando, the international hub of the themed entertainment industry.