School of Architecture

Themed Environment Integration

 

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning is proud to announce the Master of Science in Themed Environment Integration at our School of Architecture’s CityLab-Orlando, coming Fall 2019. This is just one more opportunity for our students to shape the world we live in.

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Immerse yourself in the scene & aspire to make magic!

Themed projects are becoming increasingly complex. The story and guest experience remain a constant guide and force. To this end, ride, show and support are increasingly intertwined and immersive. New technologies transform projects at every step. The organization of owners, teams and contractors is in a constant state of change seeking to adapt and improve. Based on feedback from the industry over the last six months, UF has identified a need and developed a curriculum to satisfy it: introducing the Themed Environment graduate.

Leadership born from collaboration

This new Master concentration is a unique industry-driven program. It is multi-disciplinary and focused on integration of themed environments (theme parks, resorts, RD&E, etc.). The program leverages the core strengths of the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP): architecture, landscape architecture, construction management and interior design, and puts them together with industry expertise.

The degree focuses on the complex and critical aspects of the integration necessary in the design and construction of themed projects. Our students obtain core knowledge and then are faced with industry problems which they tackle using collaboration to create research-informed, limit-pushing designs.

UF invites students with undergraduate degrees in the following areas to apply for this MSAS:

  • architecture
  • landscape architecture
  • interior design
  • construction management
  • technical theater arts
  • engineering
  • structural
  • electrical
  • mechanical
  • lighting
  • systems

We’ve set this new degree program in “The Theme Park Capital of the World.” The MS with a Concentration in Themed Environment Integration will be offered at the CityLab-Orlando location, where it can offer access to people, perspectives and activities in the themed environments industry. UF hopes to enroll the first group of students in Fall 2019. The academic program is year-round to facilitate employment while in school.