Industry veterans companies and former students talk about FIEA. For more student videos, view our Noobs to New Hire page.
Zynga - Designer
“Attending FIEA was the smartest decision I ever made. There’s no doubt that I wouldn't be where I am today without going there.”
Electronic Arts - Environment Artist
“I can say without hesitation that FIEA has been the best decision I've made for pursuing my career as a video game artist. In those 16 months, I learned more than I could imagine about the nuances of the industry and what it was like to work with a development team to create a game.”
Obsidian Entertainment - Programmer
“Thank you for the education and opportunities that the program at FIEA has afforded me. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and hold nothing but immense regard for the program.”
Lockheed Martin - Virtual Environment Lead
“We’ve hired several artists from FIEA and…I’m eager to hire more from this program.” See full video.
St. Pete Times
“Orlando is evolving to become a video game hub.”
Electronic Arts- Designer
"I can absolutely say that my experience at FIEA has made me a well-spoken designer in a studio full of industry veterans and tough guys.”
"Students from UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy have produced some impressive professional level games in the past, and I’m happy to say that the latest batch of students…continued in that tradition.”
Jose Luis Lopez Zurita
“I think the school does a great job of trying to push you to your limits. I had some industry experience before…and the environment at FIEA was so close to a commercial one that you would have a hard time trying to figure out that it is indeed a school.”
n-Space - President
“We’ve hired 12 graduates so far and they’ve all been very excellent.” See full video.