A world-class entertainment and media school in the heart of the Orlando area
The Orlando area is recognized as an entertainment destination based on its attractions alone, and it’s also home to one of the world’s leading entertainment and media universities.
Located on a 212-acre campus that has the look and feel of a Hollywood studio, Full Sail University is the educational answer to the professional, technical, and artistic needs of the entertainment and media industry.
Offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees on its Winter Park, Florida campus and online, Full Sail’s academic programs include those in digital arts, recording, film, video game design and development, entertainment business, web and mobile development, animation, and more.
An Educational Model Based on Industry Best Practices
All programs are centered on Full Sail’s unique educational philosophy – which combines relevant industry insight with immersive experience working on the same equipment and using the same workflow practices found in the real world.
Just one example of the school’s commitment to familiarizing students with industry technology and tools is Project LaunchBox™, which equips every student – both on-campus and online – with a MacBook Pro at an institutional discount, plus the same media creation software found in the professional world.
Full Sail University’s ongoing connections to the entertainment and media industry provide unparalleled opportunities for real-world student experience. The Full Sail University Sports Lab Powered by ESPN provides an on-site space for the network to develop original content, and allows students to gain experience working alongside the ESPN team.
Additionally, WWE has brought TV tapings of its NXT programming to the Full Sail campus, and nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz broadcasts live from university facilities – both giving opportunities for students to participate in television production.
Student Credits on Major Projects
This emphasis on student opportunities has paved the way for many graduates to make notable achievements within their industries. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.
Most recently, Full Sail alumni have contributed to films such as Argo, The Avengers, The Dark Night Rises, and Brave, TV programs including Breaking Bad and American Idol, albums by artists such as Madonna, Beyoncé, Usher, and Coldplay, and video games including Red Dead Redemption, Halo 4, and the Call of Duty series.
Awards and Accolades
Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
A Campus Worth Experiencing
With more than 880,000 square feet of real-world media production facilities, including more than 110 studios and labs, 60-plus classrooms, and a state-of-the-art performance venue, Full Sail’s campus is a 24/7 hub of creative activity. The school offers its monthly Behind the Scenes Tour, which gives a personalized and up-close view of facilities and degree programs, as well as daily, hourly tours of the campus.
If you’re interested in learning more about Full Sail University, or want to book a tour any day of the week, visit fullsail.edu or call 800.226.7625.