So Many Reasons To Choose FIEA
Choosing the right grad school is important. And we think FIEA gives you many reason to come here. From our Princeton Review #1 ranking from 2020 through 2022, to our $74,000 average starting salary, check out why picking UCF for your education can be a great decision.
Ranked Graduate Game Development Program from 2020-2022 by Princeton Review
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Number of companies that have hired our grads
UCF Downtown & Creative Village
About Orlando’s Creative Village
Orlando’s Creative Village was born in 2005 when the doors opened for 12 students to the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a unique graduate program established in partnership between the State of Florida, City of Orlando and University of Central Florida with a mission to create high-wage talent for the growing video game development industry. Today, FIEA’s enrollment has grown to over 130 annually and Orlando is one of the fastest-growing video game and simulation development regions in the world. The collective impact is defined by the creation of UCF Downtown, a new 7,000 student campus focused upon Communication, Games & Interactive Media, Film, and Innovative Education in the core of a next-generation metropolitan city. In 2021, Electronic Arts opened a new studio and located all Florida operations to the Creative Village with UCF Downtown. Orlando is quickly becoming a destination for creative talent.
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.
Joey Llobet a producer from FIEA’s graduating 2015 class speak about his experience attending FIEA. He is currently a Technical Designer at Electronic Arts (EA) located right here in Orlando at the EA Tiburon studio.