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.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
  • 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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Programmes

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MA

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Campus Full time September 2017 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 [+]

Film Production Graduate Degree Students receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films, while focusing on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles. Course Highlights: Filmmaking Concepts and Practices Experimental Filmmaking Script Production Visual Storytelling Techniques Directing Talent Business of Film 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 filmmakers, but the core elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, you’ll receive an advanced education in behind-the-scenes filmmaking, working in teams to complete real films. Your educational experience centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the techniques and business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences. Your courses and projects will help you understand what makes a film successful from both artistic and marketability perspectives. Through project-based course content that’s aligned with the real-world film production cycle, you’ll learn how to assess the dramatic and commercial viability of a film script, develop the necessary planning required for film production, manage talent and produce a film, and understand the legal and business considerations of filmmaking. You’ll develop advanced filmmaking skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities – including a Hollywood-style backlot – and get familiar with industry equipment, software and technology. This will all come together as you build a... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Entertainment Business

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12  September 2017 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. [+]

Entertainment Business Graduate Degree Students learn the fundamentals of marketing, plus the tools and tactics to connect with audiences through all online media channels. Course Highlights: Product and Artist Management Negotiation and Deal-Making Business Plan Development Entertainment Business Finance Business Storytelling and Brand Development Entertainment Business Graduate Program: Sports Management Elective Track Students learn an advanced business education that addresses the specific needs of the sports industry while using that knowledge to develop your own business plan. Course Highlights: Negotiation and Deal-Making Legal Issues in Sports Executive Leadership Digital Marketing Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Sales 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. This program is designed to foster the development of highly trained individuals who want to develop careers in the business side of the entertainment field. In addition, our Career Development advisors and services will be available for support and assistance throughout your... [-]

Master of Science in Game Design

Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Game Design Graduate Degree This program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork and leadership, project development, design and prototyping, and marketing, as well as grounding in different types of software. Course Highlights: Game Design Game Development Framework Game Usability and Testing Game Production Tools Production Management Principles The video game industry is expanding into a variety of areas, reaching a broader audience than ever before. Big-budget genres such as first-person shooters, online role-playing games, rhythm games, and sports titles provide gamers with sophisticated gameplay, graphics, and storylines that could hardly have been imagined a decade ago. At the same time, the indie game space is rich with titles exploring a variety of unique themes and mechanics, and the social, mobile, educational, and simulation markets are becoming increasingly visible and profitable. The gaming industry relies on the combined talents of producers, designers, artists, programmers, and usability and quality assurance experts to create games to meet the tastes of these diverse audiences. Full Sail’s Game Design master’s degree program is designed to prepare students with the leadership skills and knowledge needed to pursue roles in many aspects of the development process, shaping the next generation of innovation in gaming. 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. Through this curriculum, you’ll learn practical applications of the game development process from both the technical and managerial sides. In the final months of... [-]

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Full Sail University
3300 University Boulevard

Winter Park, Florida, 32792 US