Centers, Institutes, and Offices


The College of Arts and Humanities comprises three schools, five departments, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and provides more than 120 degree programs and areas of study for UCF students. Additionally, we are home to seven interdisciplinary areas of study and eight centers, institutes, and offices.

CHDR@UCF: The Center for Humanities & Digital Research

CHDR initiates and supports both advanced research and teaching in the humanities and arts, and interdisciplinary scholarship within the humanities and with other disciplines. The institute provides space, resources, expertise, programming, and digital research support both for individuals and scholars who seek to collaboratively address issues of central concern to our time and place, to connect history to the present, and to explore new ways of understanding, and educating others about, the diversity of cultures and ideas in our society and around the globe.

CREATE: Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment

CREATE conducts multidisciplinary projects, and research-driven initiatives. CREATE’s affiliated faculty, students, and staff explore myriad educational, research, and creative topics while promoting community awareness. It is located in downtown Orlando.

CAHSA: College of Arts & Humanities Student Advising

CAHSA is the primary office charged with providing academic assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Arts and Humanities. The office helps students with matters concerning college and university requirements, policies, and processes in addition to referring students to other university offices and resources, as needed.

Flying Horse Editions

Flying Horse Editions is a collaborative research studio for visual artists at UCF. A non-profit publisher of limited-edition prints, artist books, and art objects by internationally renowned artists, FHE offers unique opportunities for artists, students, and the Central Florida community.

UCF Art Gallery

The UCF Art Gallery serves as a catalyst for culture, community engagement, and art education. Its mission is to encourage a dialogue between viewers and artists, as well as promote an atmosphere where students, faculty, and members of the community can fully engage in art as a translation of the human experience.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is a campus resource that offers free individual and small-group consultations to UCF community members, for any writing in any situation. Its purpose is not merely to fix papers but to teach writers strategies to understand and to navigate complex situations for writing, both in and outside the university.

Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies

The Zora Institute provides a dynamic cultural context for UCF students to practice their craft as storytellers while collecting and documenting the cultural histories of marginalized communities. The institute works closely with community-based art groups and the internationally renowned annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (Zora Festival) in the Town of Eatonville.