Macdonald-Kelce Library

Institutional Repository

A guide to get you started on formatting and submitting your completed papers to the University of Tampa's Institutional Repository

Important for FMX Students!

If you have multiple videos, please compile them in the order that you would like them displayed, into one MP4 file.

Also, if you have your videos embedded into your PowerPoint Presentation, please also compile and send separately as one MP4 file.

If you have any questions, please contact repository@ut.edu or your professor.

FMX Capstone

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Animation is a professional degree program focusing on computer animation, motion effects, CGI, and visual and advanced software applications. Students graduating with this degree will seek roles as creative artists within the animation industry and related fields, and/or graduate study within MFA programs. The focus is on creative growth through intense exploration of a wide range of animation techniques, coupled with direct use of contemporary industry standards. Development of visualization skills, creativity, coding, 3-D modeling and printing, rigging, illustration and storytelling form the cornerstone of the program. The digital tools used in the program offer a range of potential experience, from commercial animations and visual effects, to producing content for interactive and immersive applications. Professional internships are available and encouraged.

The program culminates with a senior project capstone class where students develop individual or collective industry standard animations or projects to be included in their professional reels and portfolios, as well as archived in the UT library's institutional repository.

Library Resources for FMX

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Agreement Form

Faculty Advisors: Have your students who are completing final projects as a part of their graduation requirements fill out the following form. Once completed, the student returns the form to his or her professor/advisor for signature.

Once both the student and the faculty member have signed off, the form and project are then submitted to the Library for inclusion in the repository.

Submission Form Policy

Only submissions accompanied by fully completed forms will be accepted by the repository for inclusion. This includes all fields, embargo selected, and all required signatures. Forms are fillable online; please use Adobe signature to complete. You may also print the form out to complete, and then scan and return.

Undergraduate Guidelines

Faculty: For departments offering undergraduate programs that require a final project for graduation, the following process should be followed for preservation of the work in the UoTIR.


Please review this guide. We are happy to include any specific information from your department in the guide. Please note manuscript and title page requirements.


Departments should add the following language to the catalog description of curriculum and graduation requirements of the program:

After departmental approval, students are required to submit an electronic version of their final senior project to the Macdonald-Kelce Library for inclusion in the digital repository, which is accessible on the Internet.

Embargoes restricting access of full text to only the University of Tampa community may be selected for 1, 3 or 5 years, before the work is released freely on the web through the repository. Students also have the option to release the work for immediate access worldwide.


Submission Process:

  1. Department emails agreement form to student  (see Agreement Forms on this page)
  2. Student fills out the agreement form and sends to Authorized Project Supervisor for signature
  3. Authorized Project Supervisor, or a representative from the department, forwards the final approved project along with the signed agreement form to repository@ut.edu
  4. Library confirms receipt to department to fulfill requirement for graduation

Thank you for your support of preserving and disseminating the scholarly work of The University of Tampa’s undergraduate and graduate programs. This not only shares our scholarship with the world at large, but helps to create stronger connections with our alumni and potential students. Please contact repository@ut.edu with any questions or feedback.

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