Departments, Schools and Area Studies


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.

Schools

Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

FIEA is a nationally-ranked graduate video game design school offering an accredited master’s degree in interactive entertainment. The areas of study include game design, development, art, programming and production. It is located in downtown Orlando.

School of Performing Arts

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.

School of Visual Arts and Design

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.

Departments

Department of English

Students of English learn to read accurately, write clearly, and think analytically in the department’s three majors, seven minors, and three graduate programs. The department is also home to four journals and collaborates on three digital research projects.

Department of History

The History department offers B.A. and B.A./M.A. Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate programs, as well as five minors. A history degree provides students with critical “employability skills” needed to excel in today’s market, including research and writing skills, analytical skills, communication skills, and being goal-focused. The History department is home to Africana StudiesAmerican StudiesFlorida StudiesJudaic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Whether you wish to fulfill a language requirement, gain valuable language skills, or position yourself in a more marketable career arena the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures has a program to help you reach your communication goals. The department also offers study abroad programs and many interdisciplinary courses. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is home to Latin American Studies.

 

Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy department houses undergraduate programs and graduate certificates in Philosophy, Humanities & Cultural Studies, Religion & Cultural Studies, and Cognitive Sciences, suited to a variety of professional and academic goals including careers in teaching, law, publishing, non-profit management, information and other technologies, and a broad range of knowledge in diverse fields.

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Students in the Writing and Rhetoric undergraduate and graduate programs receive a comprehensive education that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts. The department hosts three Writing Outreach programs: Writing Across the Curriculum, University Writing Center, and First Year Writing Program.

Doctoral Program

Texts and Technology

The Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program is part of a growing interdisciplinary field combining scholarly study, creative production, and assessment of digital media texts. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practice in new media supplemented by historical grounding in pre-digital media studies.

Area Studies

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies