The Emerging Media BFA – Graphic Design program at UCF 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, as well as a broad understanding of related disciplines including arts, humanities, and technology. The program also offers extended experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems.

The Graphic Design track is a two-year cohort program where students are educated in the art and science of visual communication, stressing the professional aspects of design.  Students combine technology with aesthetics in the production of typographic and publication design, identity systems, packaging, film and broadcast graphics, posters, interactive and web design.

Throughout the program, students work on developing their professional portfolio which culminates in the two senior year advanced Graphic Design courses.

Character Animation and Experimental Animation are other tracks in the Emerging Media BFA program.

As part of the program, some courses study the form and proportion of the human figure. Nude models are used as reference.


Students who are admitted into the Graphic Design program must first apply and be accepted to UCF.

Admission to the Graphic Design track requires completing the required foundation courses in Art and Digital Media.  Candidates must then complete graphic design portfolio review. The program is competitive and acceptance is based on the quality of the work and completion of the prerequisite courses needed to enter this specialization. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all program coursework. Students are encouraged to simultaneously apply for Studio Art portfolio. Students intending to pursue graphic design (as well as Character Animation or Experimental Animation) will be enrolled in the Emerging Media Pending BFA program until they have successfully completed the portfolio review.

Interested students are recommended to contact your academic advisor ([email protected]) as early as possible to ensure that they are progressing through the prerequisite courses in a timely manner and to keep documented and detailed records of all information received.

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