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FIEA creates the next generation of game developers. A place where productivity and ingenuity are applauded in equal measure. Being part of FIEA means you’re an artist, programmer, tech artist or producer wanting to make tomorrow’s great game or tell a story never told.

There are many reasons to apply to FIEA. Keep scrolling for additional admissions information.

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Apply to FIEA

How to Apply to FIEA

We’ve made it easier than ever to apply to FIEA. We streamlined the process to make it as clear and quick as possible. In fact, there are only five steps to follow. However, before applying, we recommend watching these short admission videos. When ready, click the Apply Now button below.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline Dates

Event Deadline
Portfolio Review Date 1 November 17, 2023
Application Deadline for Fall 2024 – International Students January 15, 2024
Portfolio Review Date 2 February 9, 2024
Portfolio Review Date 3 April 5, 2024
Portfolio Review Date 4 June 7, 2024
FIEA Application Deadline for Fall 2024 – Domestic Students July 1, 2024
Start of Classes August 19, 2024

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Financial Checks & Balances

Tuition and Financial Aid

The FIEA Master of Science degree is designed with an accelerated curriculum and affordable tuition resulting in a 16-month continuous program at a cost significantly less than other US competitive programs. The program has direct support from the State of Florida which allows for a program tuition total cost of $32,940 (in-state) and $57,672 (out-of-state).

The cost of tuition includes all coursework, materials, supplies, books and a state-of-the art laptop computer which the student retains after graduation. The program offers a final semester paid internship opportunity whereby students can be in the industry within 12 months of enrollment. FIEA has on-site housing, scholarship and fellowship opportunities that can reduce the overall cost as well.

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UCF is International

Home to students from more than 150 countries, UCF welcomes the perspective and diversity that international students bring to our campus.

We are a warm and friendly place to call your home away from home. Here, you’ll interact with a caring faculty, gain hands-on experience and discover expert advisors who will help you choose your path and stay on track. The FIEA program is a Federal STEM CIP Code (09.0702)

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FIEA Housing

Once you have been accepted into FIEA, we put you in contact with other accepted students on a private online FIEA housing group where you can discuss roommate possibilities and share your apartment hunting findings.

Student housing is now available downtown Orlando, UnionWest at Creative Village is a 15-story mixed-use building that contains approximately 600 student housing beds.

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FIEA by Appointment

To tour FIEA, please contact FIEA admissions by emailing admissions, filling out this form or call 407-235-3580.


UCF Downtown
Communication & Media Building

500 West Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801
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