2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management Track (B.A.)

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College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design,
Visual Arts Building, Room: 117

Email: svadadvising@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-2676

The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models. Note: Although the school maintains a computer lab for student use, majors must have continual access to a computer. Contact the program for the minimum hardware and software specifications.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design.
  • All junior level students in this program must satisfactorily complete the mandatory ART 3950 - Portfolio Review  ONLY if they wish to enroll in upper division ART courses, otherwise, students in this program are not required to complete ART 3950 - Portfolio Review . The Spring review takes place the first week of March. The Fall review takes place the first week of October.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course, except DIG 2000  as noted.
  • Co-op internship credits are not permitted in this major without prior written permission.
  • Students should consult with a School advisor at least once annually.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Take all of the following: (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers

Select a course from Mathematical Foundation, Area 2  list

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (18 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information

1 See Transfer Notes for possible substitutes

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (3 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (21 Credit Hours)

  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit
  • Select restricted electives as required from each of these four areas of emphasis:

Aesthetics and Theory (6 Credit Hours)

Written Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Information Management (6 Credit Hours)

Select 2: (6 Credit Hours)

1 These courses may also be applied toward an 18 credit Minor in Technological Entrepreneurship 

Business (3 Credit Hours)

Select 1: (3 Credit Hours)

Arts Management (3 Credit Hours)

Select One:

Capstone Requirements


  • (Credit hours are variable)
  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with school advisor’s approval. May be outside of the school. (A maximum of six hours of Independent Study, Practicum, or Internship permitted)

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement


  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in a single foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • None

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

Transfer Notes

  • Grades less than a “C” (2.0) are not accepted.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • Acceptable Substitutes for common program prerequisites if taken prior to transferring to UCF:
  • GRA 2101C : may substitute 3 hours of any digital art course, however, GRA 2101C  is a prerequisite for subsequent art courses and will need to be taken for the major.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $31.50 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $63 per term

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

  • GEB 3031 - Integrated Business Foundations Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary Level 1 Credit Hours: 4
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (19 Credit Hours)

  • Foreign Language Elementary Level II Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • DIG 4855 - Converging Media Capstone Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

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