Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA, pronounced F-eye-uh) is UCF’s nationally ranked Master of Science in Interactive Entertainment.
Our 16-month master’s degree is offered full-time over 4 semesters and classes are held at our state-of-the-art facility at UCF Downtown, in the heart of downtown Orlando.
Since our creation in 2005, FIEA faculty have been training students for careers in the game industry (in expertise areas that include art, tech art, programming, production, design, etc.) and our students have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates to learn the different functions of the game industry.
FIEA is a place where productivity and ingenuity are applauded in equal measure. Being a part of FIEA means you’re motivated to make tomorrow’s great game or tell a story never told before.
Explore the following pages to learn more and see for yourself why our program has been in the top 5 nationally-ranked graduate game design programs for the past 10 years. Welcome to FIEA!
Ranked Graduate Game Development Program for 2020 by Princeton Review
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Publish your own game with a team of 15-20 other students
Here at FIEA, our capstone is the creation of a full game over multiple semesters, where you will go through the entire development cycle: preproduction, production, alpha, beta. Many students decide to publish their capstone games through various avenues, such as Steam or Xbox, earning their first published title.
“FIEA is a major source of talent for our EA SPORTS development studio in Orlando, resulting in 1 out of every 2 new graduates hired over the past 2 years”
Launched in 2008, Studio 500 is the stage production facility of UCF Downtown. It boasts a 3,300 square foot motion capture stage, one of the largest on the East Coast, and a 3,500 square foot soundstage.
This world-class facility provides motion capture and video data for FIEA capstone games, student films, UCF research projects, and select commercial clients.
In The News
The FlEA Master’s Program welcomes Cohort 18
The class includes 32% women and 8% of international students. The program is ranked as #1 in graduate game design programs in North America and…
FIEA Graduate Students Present Capstone Game
The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) Cohort 17 at the University of Central Florida (UCF) introduces four new Capstone games via the FIEA YouTube channel.…
Electronic Arts funds Inclusion in Gaming Scholarships
Heads ups, Gamers! Two Inclusion in Gaming awards will be distributed annually to UCF students who demonstrate how they have overcome adversity or are striving…
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