University of Central Florida

College of Arts and Humanities

Interactive Entertainment


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Interactive Entertainment

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Interactive Entertainment at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) teaches artists, programmers, and producers the techniques, tools, and skills to succeed in the gaming industry. This program provides specific skills in the area of game design, as well as essential skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and project management. To this end, students are selected for admission into production teams based on the skills they possess and contributions they can make to their production team. FIEA provides a team-based, industry-oriented education in a world-class facility located at the Expo Centre in downtown Orlando. Student production teams are mentored by industry experts and researchers who provide instruction in game design, creative collaboration, rapid prototyping, 3-D animation and modeling, documentation, software engineering, legal and ethical issues, preproduction, and postmortems. Graduates have access to internship opportunities and job interviews with game and media companies from across the country.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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