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.

78
Degree Programs
110+
Studios
& Labs
55k
Graduates
210
Acres of
Campus Space
15k
Students
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    Top 25 Music Schools
    The Hollywood Reporter - 2014, 2015, 2016

    "Full Sail offers students training not only in music performance and composition, but also in the business realities of a music career and the art of marketing yourself in the music world.”

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    Top 25 Schools to
    Study Game Design
    Princeton Review - 2014, 2015, 2016
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    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.”

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    Apple’s Innovators
    in Education
    Apple - 2010
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    Top US Audio
    Education Programs
    Mix Magazine - 2012
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    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.”

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    The “Harvard of
    Game Schools”
    Tips & Tricks Magazine - 2007
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    Best Music Programs
    in the Country
    Rolling Stone Magazine - 2005
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    School/College
    of the Year
    FAPSC - 2008, 2011, 2014
History

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.

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

Our Mission

Full Sail’s mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education, delivered by a staff of dedicated individuals, that addresses the career opportunities available in an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry. We do this by developing unique curricula that combine elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement. Our education is delivered via immersive teaching methods, both in Full Sail’s real-world production studios and classrooms, as well as through our online learning environment.

Every one of our degree programs is designed to provide students with knowledge and real-world experience that will help them realize their career goals in the entertainment and media industry.