Director: Robert Littlefield
Senior Associate Director: Boyd Lindsley
Associate Director: Nan Yu
CAH Dean: Jeffrey Moore
COS Dean: Michael Johnson
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) is an interdisciplinary, inter-college school with communication, digital media, mass media and film programs that will redefine content creation, digital art, and communication for the 21st century. The school combines programs from the College of Art and Humanities and the College of Sciences.
The school includes programs in journalism, radio-television, advertising-public relations, communication, digital media, film and the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. Beginning fall 2019, NSCM’s communication and digital media programs will join the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) at UCF Downtown, a 21st century campus with access to arts, culture, nightlife and industry.
NSCM holds as its mission the promotion of:
- Free inquiry, free speech, and the free flow of information and ideas in a diverse, contemporary society;
- A creative, collaborative, and ethical environment for research and for the production of high-quality games, interactive media, film, and mass communication;
- Rigorous, relevant, and stimulating undergraduate and graduate curricular and co-curricular programs that are research based, preparing students for professional careers or advanced graduate study; and
- Engagement, collaboration, and research with community partners to serve the university, communication and media industries, and our broadly-defined service area in central Florida and beyond.
By combining the strengths of these two great colleges at UCF, we believe that our students will be better prepared for life after graduation and UCF will continue to be a national leader in higher education.
For information concerning graduate programs, please refer to the Graduate Catalog: http://www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu.
Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC)
Assistant Director: Rebecca Morales
The Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC) provides advising for all programs within the School. In addition to the open access programs, there are several limited-access programs that require a separate application and course prerequisites in order to be accepted into the major. In other cases, only a change of major request is required. Refer to individual program pages for program-specific requirements. Students seeking admission into limited-access programs are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the NASSC at least once per semester to ensure they remain on track to qualify for these programs.
College of Arts and Humanities Student Advising (CAHSA)
Director: Delia Garcia
TCH 159; 407-823-3312
CAHSA is the primary office for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Arts and Humanities. These include the bachelor’s and related minor and certificate programs in Film and Digital Media. CAHSA assists students with program and degree requirements, policies, and procedures as well as coordinates orientation, registration, readmission, and graduation. Questions concerning university and college academic policies and requirements should be directed to CAHSA. Questions concerning the specific requirements within the School should be directed to the Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC). For additional information about CAHSA, please visit our website.
College of Sciences, Advising Services (COSAS)
Director: Lee Anne Kirkpatrick
CSB 250; 407-823-6131
COSAS is the primary office for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Sciences. These include the bachelor’s and related minor and certificate programs in Human Communication, Communication and Conflict, Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, and Radio-Television. COSAS assists students with program and degree requirements, policies, and procedures as well as coordinates orientation, registration, readmission, and graduation. Questions concerning university and college academic policies and requirements should be directed to COSAS. Questions concerning the specific requirements within the School should be directed to the Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC). For additional information about COSAS, please visit our website.
Program Academic Learning Compacts
Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs in the College of Sciences are located at: http://oeas.ucf.edu/academiclearningcompacts.html
For a full list of graduate programs, including the new Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, please see the Graduate Catalog.