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Two Alums To Talk About Culture & Career At Sony Santa Monica

Two FIEA alums come to FIEA to give students tips on how to get hired and thrive at Sony Santa Monica, most famous for the God of War franchise. The event is free and open to the public. Sony Santa Monica March 1, 2019 1-3 pm UCF's Center For Emerging Media [...]

By |2019-02-20T21:31:24+00:00February 20th, 2019|Guest Speaker, News, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Creative Control

FIEA student Aaron Cendan formed Stickless to help a friend. Now he’s building controllers for competitive and disabled gamers around the world. Aaron shows off the insides of a Stickless controller. Watching Aaron Cendan play a video game is like watching someone type. Instead of using a controller with joysticks, [...]

By |2019-02-07T19:51:27+00:00February 7th, 2019|News, Student Stories|0 Comments

FIEA Digital Entrepreneurs To Pitch Games To Community And Investors on Dec. 12

FIEA Startup Showcase Will Feature Students Pitching the Latest Games and Apps to a local tech investment group A haunted virtual reality escape room, a great emu war, cops and robbers party game and a vr chemistry game are some of the digital prototypes that will get the “Shark Tank” experience at UCF’s Center [...]

By |2018-12-10T18:33:25+00:00December 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Be Thankful For Our Second Online Admission Chat

Before the turkey and dressing, there will be questions and answers. Join us for our 2nd online admission chat of the year. No Tums necessary! Faculty and staff of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s Graduate video-game development program, will tell you how you can earn an accredited Master’s degree that can help [...]

By |2018-11-09T22:14:35+00:00November 9th, 2018|Admissions, News, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Can Fortnite Lead You To Your Next Great Career?

Sadly the answer is probably no. But shed your noob skin and join us for a FIEA Admission Chat. Faculty and staff of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA), UCF’s Graduate video-game development program, will tell you how you can earn an accredited Master’s degree that can help you become a successful video-game producer, [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:54:33+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Admissions, News, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

UCF Team Wins Space-Themed Game Jam

A team of UCF students and alumni won 1st place in a local game development contest dedicated to space. “Indie Galactic Space Jam” is a collaborative event dedicated to creating games about space travel and exploration. In its fifth year, it was held at the Orlando Science Center on September 7-9, 2018. The 5-person [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:54:33+00:00September 18th, 2018|News, Student Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emmy Invasion

Jeremiah Graves (’12) wins a Daytime Emmy for ASTEROIDS!, a VR, interactive short story starring two bumbling aliens. What did you win a Daytime Emmy for? The category we (his company Baobab Studios) won for was "Outstanding Interactive Media"—Original Daytime Program or Series. What did you think when you won it? Of [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:54:33+00:00September 17th, 2018|Alumni Stories, News|0 Comments

Straight Shooter

Whether Creating Characters or Getting More Females Into Video Games, Karen McCarthy Leans In “Story is king” Karen McCarthy says with emphasis when asked about how she approaches making a character. The 2013 FIEA alumna and current character artist at Electronic Arts’ Tiburon Studio has worked on EA SPORTS Madden NFL, NBA [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:54:33+00:00September 12th, 2018|Alumni Stories, News|0 Comments