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Real-World Experience

Build Knowledge by Building Experience

Project-based Curriculum and Hands-on Opportunities

  • Our programs are built around what we call real-world experience – project-based work in professional environments and on professional software and hardware, giving our students the chance to experience what it’s like in their industry before they graduate.
  • A variety of projects and real-world opportunities are threaded throughout our curriculum, across all disciplines.
  • It’s not just curriculum-based opportunities - Full Sail's relationships in the world of entertainment and media have led to unique hands-on, experience-building opportunities for students.

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WWE brings its live NXT events to the Full Sail Live Venue, giving students opportunities to assist behind the scenes. This has also led to more than $350,000 in scholarships awarded to students as well as ongoing post-graduation opportunities.

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Virtual Reality with Doghead Simulations

Virtual reality studio Doghead Simulations – co-founded by multiple Full Sail Hall of Fame alumni – has its eastern US headquarters on campus. They’re the developers behind rumii, a groundbreaking VR collaboration tool with the potential to change the face of online education. Starting in 2018, Full Sail students in the online Game Design undergraduate program will begin using rumii to attend some of their classes and lectures in VR, with the goal of expanding the program to provide a unique experience for our online students.

Read More About Doghead Simulations Headquarters on Full Sail University Campus
Vans Warped Tour

Since 2012, Full Sail's relationship with the Vans Warped Tour - the largest and longest-running music festival in the US - has led to numerous internship opportunities, and for the past two years, the Vans Warped Tour lineup has been revealed during a live webcast from Full Sail University's campus.

Watch Memphis May Fire Perform at the Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement
Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting

Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting was developed with input from the veteran sportscaster himself. Throughout this innovative curriculum, online and campus students work together with industry veterans and active professionals to build a reel showcasing their talents.

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Building a UX Lab with Wargaming.net

Launched in collaboration with Wargaming.net, the UX Lab is a 3000 square-foot space dedicated for game testing. It utilizes technologies such as eye-tracking and facial recognition to assess the player experience, and projects from both students and studios alike can benefit from these technologies.

The Science Behind UX: Inside the Full Sail User Experience Lab