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Oct 03, 2022
Full Sail University Named an Apple Distinguished School in 2022 - 2025

Full Sail University is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. The university was selected for its emphasis on project-based learning in a fast-paced, professional environment, and its intersection between technology and the entertainment industries, making Full Sail uniquely positioned to incorporate Apple technology within its educational structure.

Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching, and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

"At Full Sail, we continue to equip our students and educators with technology that will enable them to create, explore and innovate collaboratively," stated Isis Jones, Chief Information Officer, and Executive Director of Education at Full Sail University. "Our longstanding relationship with Apple technology has enabled our students, graduates, faculty, and staff to take their craft to the next level. We are humbled and honored to have earned the distinction of being named an Apple Distinguished School."

The selection of Full Sail University as an Apple Distinguished School highlights the university's success as an innovator and a compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement.

The Apple ecosystem has been a cornerstone of learning and teaching at Full Sail for many years. Project LaunchBox™ was created in 2007 featuring Apple technology and forms an integral part of the university's learning infrastructure. Students in online degree programs receive an iPad or a MacBook Pro to complete coursework in Full Sail's learning management system. For campus programs, many students receive a MacBook Pro as part of their Project LaunchBox™. Apple tools help faculty deliver coursework in innovative and inclusive ways, including faculty members using iMovie to edit videos and GarageBand to create podcasts, thus providing multi-modal curriculum design.

In the Mobile Development and Web Development degree programs, Full Sail uses MacBook Pro to facilitate instruction in the Swift programming language as well as for developing and testing software. Students are provided with iPad, which allows them to work directly with Swift frameworks and to test their work against multiple viewports and user devices. Recording Arts and Music Production students use MacBook Pro for their digital audio workstations in Logic Pro, and Media Communications students edit their films in iMovie. Film and Digital Cinematography students use iPad to control their lighting grids, while Audio, Digital Arts and Design, Computer Animation, and Film undergraduate degree programs utilize many of the campus studios that run Mac Pro or Mac Mini stations for labs.

To learn more about Full Sail University, visit fullsail.edu.

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment media and emerging technologies. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its over 40-year history, including most recently being featured on the 2021 "Top 50 Film Schools and Instructors From Around the World" list by Variety Magazine, named a 2022 "Top Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design" by The Princeton Review, and previously recognized as the "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 84,982+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors.


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