Full Sail University

Introduction

Full Sail is dedicated to helping creative students follow their dreams in the entertainment and media industry. Whether they are passionate about music, art and design, web and technology, filmmaking, or the business behind entertainment, an education at Full Sail University can prepare students for a career path doing what they love.

Through Full Sail’s real-world approach, students work in studios and labs using industry standard equipment, compiling a portfolio showcasing their work to potential employers. Located in Winter Park, Florida (just minutes from Orlando), the Full Sail campus has the look and feel of a creative studio environment, complete with industry-standard recording studios, spacious film soundstages, a motion capture studio, game studios, and a professional performing arts venue – all housed in a 191-acre multimedia complex.

Create the content you love

Push your creativity to the next level

Degrees focused on what you love

Creative programs for creative minds

  • For over 35 years, Full Sail has offered an innovative style of education focusing on the needs of the entertainment and media industry.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail uses immersive teaching methods in production studios and classrooms that are on par with those used in the industry.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Students from over 73 countries around the world come to Full Sail to pursue degrees focusing on the needs of the entertainment and media industry.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • The campus is home to several art ad design studios where students can study figure drawing, sculpting, photography, 2D animation, and more.
  • The Full Sail Studios Backlot gives Film students the opportunity to shoot on location without having to leave campus.
  • With professional analog and digital studios, Recording Arts students utilize equipment used by industry professionals.
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  • Full Sail’s online learning system offers flexibility and collaboration while maintaining industry input and real world experience.
  • Full Sail’s Live Venue gives students the opportunity to learn the many aspects of live production, including controlling the light and sound.

STATISTICS:

Current Student Population: 15,300

Current Graduates: 52,000+

Highlights

In the 2015 GRAMMYs, 52 Full Sail graduates were credited on 46 artists’ releases that were nominated in 40 separate categories

17 graduates worked on 11 GRAMMY-winning projects across 14 categories at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2015.

Full Sail graduates have mixed, recorded, or assisted on 18 GRAMMY-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 25 years.

27 graduates were credited on 9 Oscar-winning films at the 87th annual Academy Awards. Graduates of Full Sail University have participated in industry roles on 13 Best Picture winning films over the last 20 years, including this year’s Best Picture winner, Birdman.

A total of 113 graduates were credited on 24 OSCAR-nominated films across 20 categories during the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

Full Sail graduate and 2009 Hall of Fame inductee, Gary Rizzo won the 2011 OSCAR for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing for Inception.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Winter Park

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent [+]

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nnovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

You’ll build these skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities, and get familiar with industry equipment, software and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level portfolio to showcase your talents.

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MSc

Master of Science in Entertainment Business

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 months September 2018 USA Winter Park + 1 more

Full Sail University’s Entertainment Business master of science degree program is an advanced exploration of the specific business and management skills required to excel and lead in the entertainment world. Students learn the strategies of top executives, and are given the opportunity to apply that knowledge in practical exercises. The curriculum covers key concepts like financial planning, publishing and distribution, and contract negotiation, and culminates in a final project and formal business plan. [+]

The entertainment industry is fueled not just by creativity, but also by strategy and effective leadership. You have a knack for striking a balance between these two worlds, and are driven to become a leader who stands above the rest.

Full Sail University’s Entertainment Business master of science degree program is an advanced exploration of the specific business and management skills required to excel and lead in the entertainment world. Students learn the strategies of top executives, and are given the opportunity to apply that knowledge in practical exercises. The curriculum covers key concepts like financial planning, publishing and distribution, and contract negotiation, and culminates in a final project and formal business plan.... [-]


Master of Science in Game Design

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Winter Park

The program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork, project development, design and prototyping, and usability, as well as a grounding in different types of software. [+]

ideo games allow us to access experiences that would otherwise exceed our grasp, providing players with the opportunity to explore other worlds and lead unfathomable lives. Teams made up of producers, designers, artists, programmers, and quality assurance experts all work together to create these compelling games for diverse audiences.

The Game Design master of science program prepares you for a specialized role in the gaming industry by teaching the skills needed to contribute to multidisciplinary development teams. The coursework focuses on user experience research, production, and design – culminating with a game capstone experience. You’ll choose a track that allows you to focus on your chosen area of expertise, whether that’s working as a user experience researcher, producer, or game designer to create and publish games, or specializing in a genre or industry niche to evaluate and enhance existing real-world products.... [-]


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Contact
Location address
Full Sail University
3300 University Boulevard

Winter Park, Florida, 32792 US