2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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.
  • 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

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)

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 the Department of History (Hebrew). 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
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 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 for 3 hours of any digital art course.

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)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary I Credit Hours: 4
  • Aesthetics and Theory Restricted Electives Credit Hours: 3
  • 2000-4000 Level Studio Art Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

  • Foreign Language Elementary Level II Credit Hours: 4
  • Aesthetics and Theory Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Written Communication Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • Information Management Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Business Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Arts Management Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Information Management Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4