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Full Sail University

Whether it’s video games, film, recording, art and design, web technology, or the business behind music and entertainment, Full Sail University’s campus and online degree programs offer immersive educational experiences centered around the needs of the entertainment and media industry.

Creative Campus

Located in Winter Park, Florida (just minutes from Orlando), the Full Sail campus has the look and feel of a creative studio environment, complete with industry-standard recording studios, spacious film soundstages, a motion capture studio, game studios, and a professional performing arts venue – all housed in a 191-acre multimedia complex.

Technology-Driven Learning

Both campus and online students work within Full Sail’s interactive online-based platform. Since students all use the same online learning system, it allows us to push the boundaries with our course content – offering a truly multimedia learning experience.

Through Project LaunchBox™, both campus and online students receive a MacBook Pro pre-equipped with professional software at a deep institutional discount. The Mac serves as a personal workstation, allowing students to work and create wherever they are.

Real-World Opportunities

From assisting with production on the nationally syndicated Daily Buzz (filmed on campus), to working alongside ESPN pros on game intros, to designing motion graphics for the Orlando Magic, to working with lights, sound, and set design at our Live Venue, a number of students are able to gain experience on real-world, high-profile projects. Online students work within project based curricula, which can mean doing branding work for a local business, building useable game assets, promoting and managing a band, or launching an Internet marketing company. The goal is for students to graduate with real work that can be presented to a potential employer.

Industry Advisory Boards

Each program has an advisory board comprised of working professionals who continually update Full Sail on the needs of their industry. Since Full Sail courses are offered on a monthly basis, each program’s curriculum can stay up-to-date with advances in the real world.

Graduate Success

With more than 37,000 alumni, Full Sail University graduates have worked in many different roles for some of the industry’s most well-known companies and contributed to countless notable projects:

• Films like The Avengers, the Twilight series, and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

• Albums by Jay-Z, Linkin Park and Kayne West

• Games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Madden NFL Series and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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Classes are available in 8 areas:


Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation

Learn the tools and processes to bring amazing new worlds and characters to life. Full Sail University’s Computer Animation Bachelor’s Degree Program instructs in the creation of 3D computer graphics – emphasizing the techniques used throughout the entertainment media industry to feature length films, visual effects, commercials and video games. Students learn the entire animation process starting with storyboards and computer generated models. These concepts are then fully developed into animation projects that culminate with the creation of your own professional demo reel.

Course Highlights:

  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Capture

  • Visual Effects

  • Model Creation

  • Character Design and Creation

  • Character Rigging

  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Design

    If you see yourself designing the elements of tomorrow’s media, Full Sail University’s Digital Arts & Design bachelor’s degree program delivers a comprehensive multimedia education that combines art and technology. You’ll receive a solid grounding in graphic design fundamentals and print work, while creating projects in a multitude of digital and multimedia platforms. You’ll work with industry-standard software and leave the program with a cohesive demo reel to showcase your talent to prospective employers.

    Course Highlights:

  • 3D Animation
  • Advanced Computer Graphics

  • Digital Publishing

  • Motion Graphics

  • Digital Storytelling

  • Graphic Web Design

  • Master of Fine Arts in Film

    Full Sail University’s Film Bachelor’s Degree Program teaches you the skills and gives you the experience to pursue a career within the film, television, and post-production job markets. You’ll learn how to execute every role on a film set, learning everything from directing, to cinematography, to lighting and set design. Most importantly, you’ll be making films –†using industry-standard cameras, equipment, and software – on Full Sail’s professional-level soundstages and back lot.

    Course Highlights:

  • Directing
  • Film Production

  • Digital Cinematography

  • HD Production

  • Postproduction

  • Advanced Lighting

  • Bachelor of Science in Game Art

    As gaming design technology evolves, Full Sail University’s Game Art bachelor’s degree program teaches you to develop specialized, realistic elements for breathtaking game experiences. The program’s coursework focuses on 3D art and content creation, with a heavy emphasis on character development, shading and lighting, texturing, and modeling – giving you a solid foundation in the art skills needed for game creation.

    Course Highlights:

  • Character Design and Creation
  • Motion Capture

  • Compositing Fundamentals

  • Level Assembly & Lighting

  • Character Animation

  • Game Animation

  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

    Set the stage for a career as a creative leader in the gaming industry through Full Sail University’s Game Design Master’s Degree Program. You’ll learn how to broaden your leadership and project management abilities in the world of game production, using the processes used to develop successful video game titles. The program culminates with the Game Capstone Project, where you’ll play the role of External Producer in a studio scenario that draws on every element of your education.

    Course Highlights:

  • Game Project Production
  • Design Research
  • Leadership and Team Dynamics
  • Marketing and Media Relations
  • Production Management Principles
  • Production Methodologies
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Development

    Full Sail University’s Game Development bachelor’s degree program teaches you about the game creation process from start to finish. Courses encompass preproduction, programming and implementation, plus game play and level design. Working in a production environment with a team of programmers, artists, and designers, you’ll use your knowledge to develop a playable video game.

    Course Highlights:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Engine Development
  • Game Networking
  • Rules of the Game
  • Structure of Game Production
  • Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts

    If you dream of being the production mastermind behind the next great record or soundtrack, Full Sail University’s Recording Arts Bachelor’s Degree Program is where you can lay the groundwork for your career. You’ll learn in the same kind of recording studios and on the same kind of production gear that are used to create the music that you listen to every day. In addition, you’ll also learn tracking and mixing techniques that can be applied to sound design and post-production for film, television, video games, and multimedia applications.

    Course Highlights:

  • Audio Workstations
  • Session Recording
  • Music Copyright and Publishing
  • Audio Postproduction
  • Microphones and Theory
  • Bachelor of Science in Show Production

    Master the techniques and equipment used in dynamic live productions and learn essential career skills through Full Sail University’s Show Production Bachelor’s Degree Program. You’ll be immersed in the technology and tools at Full Sail Live – a custom-designed concert venue environment – gaining the practical experience you need to hit the road with touring bands, run lights and sound at world-class performing arts halls, take multimedia presentations to the next level, and much more.

    Course Highlights:

  • Show Production Systems
  • Show Lighting Engineering
  • Concert Media Design
  • Audio and Visual Technologies
  • Lighting Concepts and Design
  • Microphones and Theory
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