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
FIEA Cohort 16 Graduates this Weekend
Orlando, FL – The sixteenth cohort of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) graduate on Saturday, December 19th with the UCF College of Sciences at…
FIEA student team Axolotl Productions releases their capstone game Izcalli of the Wind on itch.io
Student’s from UCF’s graduate video game development program FIEA, released their capstone game “Izcalli of the Wind” on itch.io. A capstone game is the final…
FIEA Cohort 17 kicks off at UCF Downtown
The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s #1 ranked graduate game development program, welcomed 59 new graduate students on August 24, 2020. FIEA’s Cohort 17…
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