About Full Sail

A Creative Community

Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's creative approach to education provides an immersive, fast-paced, and relevant learning experience that mirrors the workflow and collaboration found throughout today's rapidly evolving industries.

Degree Programs
& Labs
Acres of
Campus Space
  • Slide Image 1
    Top 25 Music Schools
    The Hollywood Reporter - 2014 & 2015

    “From New York to Nashville (not to mention Seoul and London), a new generation of film scorers, songwriters and music industry execs will come out of these top-ranked schools.”

  • Slide Image 2
    Top 25 Schools to
    Study Game Design
    Princeton Review - 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Slide Image 3
    Top Design Schools
    Graphic Design USA - 2014 & 2015

    “Education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur.”

  • Slide Image 4
    Apple’s Innovators
    in Education
    Apple - 2010
  • Slide Image 5
    Top US Audio
    Education Programs
    Mix Magazine - 2012
  • Slide Image 6
    Best for Vets Colleges
    Military Times Edge - 2013 & 2014

    “[We] placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.”

  • Slide Image 7
    The “Harvard of
    Game Schools”
    Tips & Tricks Magazine - 2007
  • Slide Image 8
    Best Music Programs
    in the Country
    Rolling Stone Magazine - 2005
  • Slide Image 9
    of the Year
    FAPSC - 2008, 2011, 2014

Full Sail University began 1979 in Dayton, Ohio, as an audio recording workshop. It provided unparalleled opportunity for students to become familiar with the industry through real-world experience in professional studio environments. Full Sail eventually relocated to Central Florida, planting roots in its current Winter Park location in 1989. Its project-based, relevant educational philosophy was readily adapted to other fields in entertainment and media from filmmaking, to digital media, to entertainment business which combined time working on real-world environments with instruction by industry veterans. Today, Full Sail University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees designed for evolving industries across entertainment, media, art, and technology.

Our Mission

Full Sail University's mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education that addresses opportunities in evolving industries worldwide. Our degree programs embrace the role of creativity throughout fields ranging from art and design, to music and recording, to business and technology. Each program is designed to enable creative-problem solving through relevant, project-based coursework using industry technology and workflow.

Ready to take the next step? You can request more information about our programs here.