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.
Full Sail’s core commitment to providing students with real world experience led to the creation of one of the most technologically advanced on-campus studios in the country - Studio V1: Virtual Production. This is the same type of production studio used to create the eye-popping visual effects in shows like The Mandalorian, and the introduction of Studio V1 gives students across multiple degree programs the ability to help create the future of filmmaking.
A proud partnership between Full Sail and Echelon Fit led to this innovative on campus lab featuring some of Echelon’s most technology-forward fitness equipment. Through the lab and partnership, students will be able to work on researching, designing, and developing an assortment of tech-based applications in the Fitness Technology Lab, including VR/AR maps and trails for exercise, software enhancements, and improved functionality in this growing technology category.
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.
With the largest collegiate esports arena in the US, Full Sail is able to host amazing opportunities at the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress. That includes year-round tournaments, games, and meetups that allow students to gain experience in a variety of roles related to live esports event production. The Fortress has been host to fighting game series Red Bull Conquest and Hearthstone Collegiate Championship Finals and Growing Bolder's BolderX iGen Among Us tournament, giving students the chance to learn firsthand about behind-the-scenes operations and even serve as project managers.
Full Sail has partnered with nearby Rollins College to provide students with even more opportunities to collaborate on projects like musical performances, sporting events, and radio sessions. As a part of the collaboration, students from Full Sail's Dan Patrick School School of Sportscasting are able to lend their voices to the Rollins athletic department by calling the college's home sporting events, and audio students work with Rollins’ Department of Music to record classical ensemble tracks.
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.