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Real World Education

for entertainment, media, and the arts

Immersive from Day One

Whether you're into video games, film,
recording, art and design, web technology, or
the business behind music and entertainment,
earning a degree at Full Sail University can
give you an educational experience that's
centered around the media you love.

Full Sail's degree programs are designed to
get you learning and creating at a pace that
feels like you're working in the real world. 
Our on-campus facilities mirror professional
working environments, and our online
programs offer an interactive, technology-
driven learning experience that fits with your
schedule. You'll become versed in industry
technology and processes, and work on real
projects to refine your professional skill set.

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Online Learning

Both campus and online students work within
Full Sail's interactive online 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. Your
Mac serves as a personal workstation, allowing
you to work and create wherever you are.

Studio Environments
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Our campus facilities are on par with the
studios, venues, and creative environments
found throughout the industry. As a Full Sail
student, you'll be able to master your abilities
in the same types of production facilities used
in the real world. Play the video above to see
examples of our spaces in action.

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.

Real-World Opportunites

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 
running sound for 
national artists at
our Live Venue,
many 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.

Art & Design Degrees

Let you creativity lead the way.

Do you have a passion for art and design?
Full Sail University's degree programs can
teach you the skills to keep it at the center of
your universe. Through Full Sail's real-world
approach, you'll cover a range of topics and
learn how to blend your unique vision with
industry knowledge to create powerful print 
and digital media.

Select a Degree Program
Computer Animation

Have you dreamed about animating characters, objects, or even
vast landscapes? In Full Sail University's Computer Animation
bachelor's degree program, you'll learn what it takes to work on a
variety of projects – from animated films and television series, to
video games and motion graphics. In our program, you will gain the
foundation of traditional art and animation principles, create digital
characters, objects, and environments, and study motion capture.
You will also become equipped with compositing, rendering, and
rigging skills to round out your abilities for a future in animation.

3D Foundations, Character Design and Creation, Character Animation, Animation Production, Character Rigging, Production Modeling

Digital Arts

You can take your passion for communicating ideas through
visual messaging and turn them into a creative future at Full Sail
University. Full Sail's Digital Arts & Design bachelor's degree
program combines art fundamentals with the design industry's
current technology. You will learn how to expand your artistic
talents to create powerful images for entertainment, advertising 
and branding, and the web, through hands-on projects and
assignments.

3D Animation, Advanced Computer Graphics, Digital Publishing, Motion Graphics, Digital Storytelling, Graphic Web Design

Graphic Design

Learn the tools and strategies to help you pursue a future in 
design. Full Sail's Graphic Design associate's degree program
will give you an introduction to art and color theory, typography,
and design aesthetics. You will also learn how to effectively use
industry-standard tools and software to bring your designs to 
life and communicate your strengths as a designer.

Design and Art Theory, Typography and Page Layout, Graphic Web Design, Digital Video, Corporate Branding, Digital Publishing

Graphic Design

If you're ready to translate your passion for art into a designer's 
skill set, Full Sail University's Graphic Design bachelor's degree 
program can help you build a future putting your creativity to work. 
Through Full Sail University's Graphic Design bachelor's degree 
program, you will learn how to meet deadlines and work within 
specific creative demands while producing high-end design work 
in a variety of formats. You will sharpen your design skills and 
work with interactive media to gain the foundation needed to 
enter the industry.

Typography and Page Layout, Motion Graphics, Graphic Web Design, Design and Art Theory, Color Theory, Advanced Computer Graphics

Media Design

If you're ready to evolve into the next stage as a creative 
professional, Full Sail University's Media Design master of fine arts 
program can teach you the elements of branding to give new depth 
and strategy to your work. In this online program, you'll go through 
a full-scale branding project – learning how to identify client needs, 
develop well-researched creative work, and craft an effective pitch. 
You will receive an advanced look at the field of multi-channel 
marketing and implement your own media campaign so that you 
can further your career as a creative professional.

Ethics of Design, Brand Development, Defining Client Needs, Design Strategies and Motivation, Design Research, Effective Copywriting

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Grads on the Move

Kristifir Klein

Kristifir Klein

Digital Media Graduate

Kris works with Pixar as set modeling lead, ensuring the final models meet script and design requirements for movies such as Brave and Up.

Bobby Sattler

Bobby Sattler

Digital Arts & Design Graduate

As art director for Element Skateboards, Bobby is able to follow both of his passions – skateboarding and design.

Kelsey Randle

Kelsey Randle

Digital Arts & Design Graduate

Kelsey works as an effects compositor to take viewers back to prohibition-era Atlantic City for the hit television series Boardwalk Empire.

Film & Writing Degrees

Become a transmedia storyteller.

If you have the imagination to develop 
original narratives, Full Sail University's film 
and writing degree programs can take your 
story to the next level. From learning the 
basics of engaging storytelling, to getting 
hands-on experience with industry-standard 
tools and equipment, our degree programs 
can teach you the skills to pursue a future 
in entertainment and media.

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Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Full Sail's
Creative Writing master of fine arts program can help you build an
advanced skill set so you can write for the world of entertainment. 
In this online program, you'll learn the business skills and
techniques behind the media production process – including
pitching scripts, formatting scenes, and visualizing camera angles.
You will also explore the art of storytelling and the language of
different media so that your work can live within a variety of forms 
in this new digital age.

Film Screenwriting and Storyboarding, Character Creation and Development, The Art of Visual Storytelling, Editing for Film, Game, and Animation Scripts, Writing for Games, Script Analysis and Criticism

Your passion for engaging stories and complex characters 
can become your educational path through Full Sail University's 
Creative Writing for Entertainment bachelor's degree program. 
This program emphasizes storytelling techniques and writing 
for visual media, including screenwriting and scriptwriting, to help
you become established as a creative professional. Whether the
final delivery is a movie theater, TV screen, computer monitor, 
game console, website, or mobile device, you will learn how
to craft the compelling story behind it.

Digital Literacy, Storyboarding, Animation, and Comics, Visual Thinking and Writing, Literary Techniques and Story Development, Scriptwriting Techniques

Do you see life best through the eye of a camera lens? In Full Sail
University's Digital Cinematography bachelor's degree program,
you'll gain an understanding of the creative process to make
independent films. You'll learn the skills for successful filmmaking
– from lighting, scripting, and HD video production, to shooting in a
variety of styles for cinematic and commercial projects. You'll also
become familiar with the ways you can troubleshoot technical 
issues in the field so that you're ready to step out into the industry.

Directing, Editing and Visual Effects, Producing Independent Film, Storytelling, Digital Audio Production, Art Design and Location Shooting

If you have a dream of seeing your work on the big screen,
small screen, or computer screen, Full Sail University can help
you take your filmmaking to the next creative level. In Full Sail's 
Film bachelor's degree program, you will learn how to execute a
variety of roles on a film set – from directing and cinematography,
to makeup and set design. You'll create films using industry-
standard cameras and software on Full Sail's professional-level
soundstages – equipping you for a path in the entertainment
and media industry.

Directing, Film Production, Digital Cinematography, HD Production, Postproduction, Documentary Filmmaking

Whether you're an established journalist looking to update your 
skill set or a born communicator ready to enter the industry, Full Sail 
University's New Media Journalism master's program can help 
you leverage digital content and social media to attract and engage 
audiences. In this program, you will learn the principles of traditional 
journalism combined with new advances in communication 
technology. You will also learn how to enhance your narratives 
through multimedia content, distribute stories across digital delivery 
platforms, and use social media to engage with audiences.

Writing for Interactive Media, Digital News Production, Mobile Technology and Communications, Social Media and Online Community Engagement, Public Relations and Reputation Management

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Grads on the Move

Darren Lynn Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman

Film Graduate

This writer and director's success came with three consecutive number one hits in the Saw franchise – Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV.

Elizabeth June

Elizabeth June

Entertainment Business Graduate

Elizabeth's short film Jitters was honored in the Screen Actors Guild Short Film Showcase, where it was screened in New York City.

Hunter M. Via

Hunter M. Via

Film Graduate

As editor on The Walking Dead, Hunter works to refine the story on the Emmy-winning series. He enjoys the creative involvement he has from start to finish.

GameDegrees

Bring Video Games to Life.

If you're ready to channel your enthusiasm 
for games into a future in video game creation,
Full Sail University can teach you the skills to
begin your journey. With more than a decade
of experience in the industry, Full Sail delivers 
a highly specialized education that blends the
art, technology, and storytelling needed to
create a successful game.

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Game Art

Learn how to take game production to a whole new level of realism.
In Full Sail University's Game Art bachelor's degree program, you
will learn to accurately capture the way characters, objects, and
environments look and interact in real life, and recreate them. 
You will learn the fundamentals of interactive graphics development
so that you gain the professional skills to become an effective
member of a game development team.

Character Design and Creation, Texture Painting and Sculpting, Compositing Fundamentals, Level Assembly and Lighting, Character Animation, Game Project Development

Game Development

Your passion for creating levels for video games and experimenting
with computer programming can take flight at Full Sail University. 
In our Game Development bachelor's program, you will learn the
tools to pursue a path in games. This degree program takes you
through the theory and design principles of games – including
programming, graphic and audio assets, coding concepts, and the
creation of a playable game demo. You will learn each component 
of a game's development cycle, teaching you the techniques used
by programmers and designers to produce the titles you see on
the shelves.

Artificial Intelligence, Engine Development, Game Networking, Rules of the Game, Structure of Game Production, Software Engineering

Game Design

If you've imagined concepts, characters, and stories that would
translate into an impactful video game, Full Sail University's Game
Design bachelor's program can teach you how to bring those ideas
to life. In this online degree program, you'll be exposed to the many
sides of the game creation process – including programming and
implementation, character sketches, gameplay mechanics,
storytelling, and more. You will also learn the production processes
used by top studios to design and produce best-selling games so
that you can hone your skills and translate your ideas to the screen.

Level Design, Game Mechanics, Prototyping, Design and Development Analysis, Aesthetics and Immersion, Design Tools

Game Design

Do you have a passion for video games that goes beyond just
playing them? Full Sail University's Game Design master's 
program can teach you the skills to work with the teams that create
the games you love. This degree program develops your skills by
teaching the production processes and design tools used to produce
content for gaming platforms. You will learn gameplay, level design,
story development, game mechanics, and other creative elements
so that you are prepared for the game industry.

Research Design, Quality Assurance, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Game Production Tools, Production Management Principles, Production Methodologies s

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Grads on the Move

Jameson Durall

Jameson Durall

Game Development Graduate

Jameson has spent two years at Volition, Inc. as lead level designer. He's worked on titles like Red Faction: Armageddon and The Godfather:
The Game
.

Trey Sharp

Trey Sharp

Computer Animation Graduate

Trey contributed to the adventure game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as a world artist, sculpting height maps, painting textures, and creating detailed terrain.

Nicholas Madonna

Nicholas Madonna

Game Development Graduate

Nicholas works with Saber Interactive as associate producer. He helped bring to life the tenth anniversary edition of the Xbox classic Halo: Combat Evolved.

Music & Entertainment Degrees

Make Music Your Business.

Are you looking to help shape the future of 
the music industry? Full Sail University's
music and entertainment degree programs 
can help you dedicate and direct that passion.
You will gain a practical education through
hands-on experience combined with basic
music and entertainment foundations so that
you're prepared to enter this evolving industry.

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Entertainment Business

If you're ready to make the world of entertainment and media your
business, Full Sail University's Entertainment Business bachelor's
degree program can get you started. In this degree program, you'll
gain a well-rounded foundation of business and management skills
tailored to the entertainment industry. You will also explore artist
management, essential communications, contract negotiations,
pitching ideas, and business ethics to prepare you for the field.

Artist Management, Event Management, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Business Models, Entertainment Media Distribution, Strategic Business Management

Entertainment Business

Do you picture yourself becoming an innovator in the business
realm of the world of entertainment and media? In Full Sail
University's Entertainment Business master's degree program, 
you will take an advanced look into media products and distribution,
business finance, and entertainment law, and learn from case
studies about what makes a successful business. You will learn 
how to become a creative leader behind the scenes using the same
techniques as managers, executives, and innovators that drive the
success of the entertainment industry.

Product and Artist Management, Negotiation and Deal-Making, Entertainment Media Publishing and Distribution, Business Plan Development, Business Storytelling and Brand Development

Entertainment Business

If you're a passionate fan that's pictured yourself working behind 
the scenes with the athletes, Full Sail University can help you learn
the fundamentals of sports management. Full Sail's Entertainment
Business master's degree program with a Sports Management
Elective Track will provide you with an advanced business education
that addresses the specific needs of the sports industry. You will
cover industry-specific concepts such as sports management, 
sports marketing and sponsorship, executive leadership, and
finance to prepare you for the sports world.

Legal Issues in Sports, Negotiation and Deal-Making, Sports Management and Operations, Business Plan Development, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Sales, Business Storytelling and Brand Development

Music Business

Do you have a passion for music and the integral roles within the
industry? Full Sail University's Music Business bachelor's program
can help you pursue a future being around the media you love. In
this program, you'll learn the creative and financial concepts that
go into promoting clients' and artists' careers – including marketing,
accounting, intellectual property, artist and product management,
and publishing and distribution. You'll also gain a practical business
education that emphasizes the demands and opportunities of the
modern music industry to give you the foundations to enter 
the industry.

Music Distribution, Record Label Development, Artist Management, Music Copyright and Publishing, Music Business Marketing, Music Business Law and Contract Negotiations

Music Production

If you have an interest in creating the music that enriches 
television, film, radio, video games, and live events, Full Sail
University's Music Production bachelor's program can introduce 
you to the knowledge and tools used by today's composers.
In this online program, you'll learn what goes into making 
professional-quality music right from your laptop. You will 
develop an understanding of contemporary music hardware
and software technology by creating songs, scores, and
soundtracks while gaining a solid grounding in music theory,
history, and composition.

Music Composition Programming, Musical Arrangement, Songwriting and Development, Music Theory, Digital Recording Principles, Audio Workstations

Recording Arts

Have you always dreamed of embarking on a future as a recording
professional? Full Sail University's Recording Arts bachelor's
program can teach you the tools to help you begin your journey. In
this program, you'll receive an immersive audio education that takes
you into the recording studio – where you'll learn to record, mix,
engineer, produce, and create music and sound. You will sharpen
your editing skills, get behind the boards, and gain the experience
needed to start in the world of recording arts.

Audio Workstations, Session Recording, Music Copyright and Publishing, Songwriting and Development, Audio Postproduction, Microphones and Theory

Recording Engineering

In Full Sail University's Recording Engineering associate's degree
program, you'll receive the foundation of an audio education as 
you learn the basics of music theory, computer science, electronics,
and the recording equipment found in studios worldwide. You'll learn
how to develop your ear for music, explore how to write and develop
songs, and build your background in music history to start your entry
into the world of audio recording.

Audio Workstations, Recording Consoles, Microphones and Theory, MIDI, Digital Consoles, Audio Postproduction

Show Production

If you've found yourself paying just as much attention to a band's
lighting, live audio, and concert media design as you have their
music, Full Sail University's Show Production bachelor's program
can teach you the skills for a future behind the scenes. You will
receive practical knowledge from industry-experienced instructors
and gain hands-on experience in our live performance venues as
you learn the many facets of the live event production experience.
You'll also learn how to utilize a combination of sound, lighting, 
and video equipment so that you can put on a great event.

Show Production Systemsm, Show Light Engineering, Concert Media Design, Audio and Visual Technologies, Lighting Concepts and Design, Microphones and Theory

Sports Marketing & Media

Are you looking to turn your passion for sports and the world of
marketing into your future? Full Sail University's Sports Marketing
& Media bachelor's program can help you begin your path into 
the industry. Offered on campus and online, this program will show
you how to create content for a variety of media – including digital
video, web, mobile content, and social networks – as it relates to
the sports world. You will also learn to develop skills in business,
public relations, communications, and marketing.

Sports Marketing, Social Media and Sports Marketing, Sports Events and Entertainment, Public Relations in Sports, New Media Distribution Channels, Sports Sales and Sponsorships

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Grads on the Move

Martin Santos

Martin "Tike" Santos

Recording Arts Graduate

Martin has spent his career traveling the world to help construct and maintain concert rigs and audio setups for artists such as Paul McCartney and Faith Hill.

Leslie Brathwaite

Leslie Brathwaite

Recording Arts Graduate

Leslie has built a successful career thanks to his GRAMMY-winning signature sound as mix engineer. He's worked with artists like Boyz II Men, Outkast, and TLC.

Marcella Araica

Marcella Araica

Recording Arts Graduate

Marcella is an award-winning recording and mixing engineer at Miami's Hit Factory. She's worked with stars such as Timbaland, Pink, and Mariah Carey.

Web & Technology Degrees

Master Today's Technology.

Whether you've got the passion to become 
an innovator or you're just ready to take your
skill set as a developer or designer to the next
creative level, Full Sail University's web and
technology degree programs can teach you
the tools. You'll learn a variety of fundamentals
and work on real-world projects to build the
skills to start a future in the digital world.

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Education Media Desing & Technology

Advance your education while discovering the evolving world 
of teaching in Full Sail University's Education Media Design &
Technology master's program. In this online degree program, 
you'll learn how to integrate technology into your lessons 
– creating media such as podcasts, digital video, animation, 
games, and more. You'll also study alternate learning methods
like games, music, and educational multimedia to create a
truly inspirational learning environment.

Education Design and Evaluation, Multiple Learning Theory Applications, Digital Media and Education Applications, Training and Motivational Development, Game Strategies and Motivation

Internet Marketing

Make an entrance into the world of Internet marketing in Full Sail
University's Internet Marketing bachelor's program. In this online
degree program, you will learn how to maximize platforms such 
as search engines, social media, email, and online advertising. 
You will also learn the basic components that are the core of any
successful marketing plan, while bringing newer Internet channels
into focus so that you can adapt with the industry as it continues
to evolve and grow.

Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization, Internet Consumer Behavior, Website Advertising and Design Principles, Web Analytics and Reporting, Internet Business Models

Internet Marketing

Learn the tools you need to advance your skill set as a marketer
through Full Sail University's Internet Marketing master's program.
In this online degree program, you will get an in-depth look at
multi-channel marketing, and learn the best ways to utilize social
media networks and search engine optimization. You will also 
learn how to create a viable marketing and strategy plan for selling
products, developing and cultivating a brand, and protecting a
company's reputation within the Internet community.

Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies, Strategic Internet Public Relations, Web Analytics and Optimization, New Media Marketing

Mobile Development

With a passion for software development and the possibilities
within the world of mobile devices, Full Sail University's Mobile
Development program can teach you the skills to pursue a future 
in this growing market. In this online bachelor's degree program,
you'll explore the complete cycle for producing professional mobile
applications – including preproduction, development, and market
deployment. You will also learn design principles that cater to the
strengths of different devices and the importance of creating an
intuitive user experience.

Android Application Deployment, iOS Application Deployment, Integrated Product Development, Mobile Business and Marketing, Mobile Game Design, Mobile Interfaces and Usability

Web Design & Development

Do you have a passion to build and create for the web? Full Sail
University's Web Design & Development bachelor's program can
teach you the tools to turn that into a career path. This program will
equip you with the essential software, programming, and design
knowledge you'll need to create dynamic websites to meet your
needs – or the needs of your clients. This degree program delivers 
a well-rounded education in all aspects of website creation – from
front-end design, back-end development, and client-side scripting
development and deployment.

Web Interface and Usability, Designing for Web Standards, Rich Media Optimization, Scripting for Web Application, Mobile Device Development, Database Structures

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Grads on the Move

Kate Stephenson

Kate Stephenson

Entertainment Business Graduate

Kate began Invert Marketing after graduation, which provides services in sports management, branding, digital media marketing, and more.

Preston Kent

Preston Kent

Web Design & Development Graduate

Three months after graduation, Preston launched a web design company that specializes in design and web solutions for local and statewide companies.

David Fleming

David Fleming

Digital Media Graduate

David has been part of Nickelodeon's web team for more than three years. He worked on an overhaul of their site, which now offers games, blogs,
and more.

The Full Sail Online Experience

Your Mac Laptop

Project LaunchBox™*
  • Learn and create from anywhere
  • Features powerful media creation software
  • Allows for a media-rich learning experience

Connect & Collaborate

  • Network with classmates online
  • One-click access to instructors
  • Video conferencing
  • Technical support provided
    8 a.m. - 2 a.m. E.S.T., 7 days a week

Engaging Media-Rich Curriculum

  • Video Presentations
  • Animations and interactive content
  • Online guest lectures and interviews
  • Course Director podcasts

* Project LaunchBox™ is a degree-specific technology package that is made available to students at a deep institutional discount. In an effort to make the most current technology available to its students, Full Sail reserves the right to replace equipment in the student technology package in favor of newer models. Pricing and package specifications are subject to change.

For more information about Full Sail's programs, courses, and studios, as well as details about financial aid and career development, please visit our website at www.fullsail.edu
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