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.
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.