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InPark Magazine: Education Front feature

November 14, 2023  Themed Experience Program Director Peter Weishar interviewed several members of his Advisory Council for InPark Magazine.

Themed Experience students create concepts for Alterface’s The Wander

September 13, 2023  Five students in UCF’s Themed Experience program gained hands-on industry experience by collaborating with Alterface’s new interactive technology, The Wander.

The Art of Attractions

March 30, 2023  UCF’s themed experience students are learning the methods behind entertainment magic.

Former Disney Imagineer Patrick Brennan Joins UCF Themed Experience Program Faculty

January 10, 2023  UCF welcomes creative powerhouse Patrick Brennan as a visiting instructor, to inspire innovation and imagination in the next generation of themed experience creators. He joins founding program director of Themed Experience Peter Weishar on the faculty.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

UCF, Universal Creative’s Collaboration in the News

October 25, 2022  UCF’s Themed Experience Program recently unveiled their collaboration with Universal Creative to bring a hands-on, immersive learning environment to its students. This collaboration will allow students at UCF to learn from Universal show producers, engineers, creative directors and more. The collaboration has been well-received by students, faculty and fans alike....

UCF, Universal Creative Launch ‘Creative Lab’ to Bring Immersive Design Learning to Students

October 19, 2022  The lab offers a unique blend of classroom and on-site learning from some of the most creative minds in the industry and builds on long-term relationship between the two organizations.

Meow Wolf Partners with UCF Themed Experience for Writer’s Workshop

October 06, 2022  Throughout the hybrid workshop series, themed experience graduate students and alumni will create new realms with one of the industry’s most innovative leaders.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022  The positive impact the arts and humanities has on our community is evident. From the expertise our professors lend on a daily basis to the talents of our students, the people in our college accomplish great things. Read about them in our annual report, Spotlight 2022.

Knights Do That Podcast: Reimagining Storytelling Through Themed Experience

August 15, 2022  Peter Weishar, UCF’s themed experience program director, shares how UCF is preparing graduates to make an impact in this multi-billion dollar field by providing the industry training, insight and connections needed to succeed.

CAH Welcomes New Faces, Roles to Staff and Administration

August 08, 2022  The College of Arts and Humanities extends a welcome to new and familiar faces during the transition of some critical administrative and staff roles.

First Themed Experience Cohort Graduates from UCF

May 05, 2022  UCF’s first class of students in the new Themed Experience program are set to graduate from the university this spring. A group of 10 grads will be the first to complete the unique master’s degree track for creative interdisciplinary careers in Orlando’s hospitality and tourism industry.

Associate Dean Lynn Hepner to Retire in August

April 25, 2022  Associate Dean Lynn Hepner ’95MA is retiring from UCF on August 7. Her ability to anticipate the needs of the college and to provide the right data at the right time has made her invaluable to CAH.

Thank You Knight Nation for Record-Breaking UCF Day of Giving 2022

April 08, 2022  “We asked for a ‘little help from our friends’ this year, and our friends delivered,” says Jeff Moore, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Director of UCF’s Themed Experience Program on Orlando’s Themed Entertainment Academic Programs

March 15, 2022  As part of InPark Magazine’s roundtable, Peter Weishar shared information about the Themed Experience MFA and M.S. programs, the advantages of being located in Central Florida, and the future of graduates in the industry.

Director of UCF’s Themed Experience Program on Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

February 23, 2022  Peter Weishar, director of the themed experience program, spoke with Spectrum News 13 about Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

Director of UCF’s Themed Experience Program Honors Legacy of Doug Trumbull

February 16, 2022  Peter Weishar, director of the themed experience program, shared a tribute to industry giant Doug Trumbull with InPark Magazine.

How a Car Accident Led This Themed Experience Instructor to Direct Orlando’s Halloween Haunts

November 01, 2021  Themed experience instructor Patrick Braillard ’14MA on his expertise in creating immersive, scary events that bring SeaWorld’s first Howl-o-Scream to life.

UCF’s Themed Experience Program and Christie Digital Announce New Partnership

October 12, 2021  Christie Digital, a global audio visual solutions company, has partnered with UCF’s themed experience graduate programs to provide students with leading technology found in entertainment venues around the world.