What do films like The Dark Knight, Wall.E and the Saw series, albums by Kanye West and Amy Winehouse, and games like Guitar Hero: On Tour all have in common? They were all developed by teams with Ful...
What do films like The Dark Knight, Wall.E and the Saw series, albums by Kanye West and Amy Winehouse, and games like Guitar Hero: On Tour all have in common? They were all developed by teams with Full Sail graduates!
They were all developed by teams with Full Sail graduates! With students from over 65 countries, 110 world-class recording studios, and many spacious film soundstages, Full Sail's innovative and accelerated style of education provides a unique real-world education in film, music, animation, video games and recording arts. Inquire today for more information about Full Sail's exciting programs!
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.
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Achieve your dream degree with Full Sail's Global Achievement Scholarship for International Students
The Full Sail Global Achievement Scholarship is designed to encourage and develop future international entertainment and media professionals throughout the world. Through the Global Achievement Scholarship, eligible participants may receive up to $15,000 toward the tuition of their Full Sail campus degree program.
The Global Achievement Scholarship will award up to $15,000 to eligible campus degree program candidates. This scholarship fund is limited, and will be awarded to all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and according to the award determination process as outlined below.
Minimum Eligibilty Requirements
In order to be eligible for consideration, those applying for a Global Achievement Scholarship must:
How To ApplyThe Global Achievement Scholarship application must be submitted to the Full Sail Scholarship Committee prior to the desired start date.
The Full Sail University Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of select Full Sail graduates who have excelled in their career field.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Guardians, Home, The Golden Compass, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Beowulf, Sky High, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
”II still get goosebumps when I see my own stuff up on screen. There's something about film that is permanent to me. Once you've done it, it's there. If you've done your job right – and you're doing a really good job – it's there on a ‘wow’ level too, and you can hear it in the audience.“
Silicon Valley, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Game of Thrones
”The higher you move in the industry, the more you climb … it isn’t the workload that increases. It’s the intensity of that work, it’s the importance of those decisions, and it’s the amount of influence that you have in moving something in one direction or another. There is a humbling sense in that.“
HTC Vive, Xbox One, Halo 4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Ascend: Hand of Kul
“Making games was the only thing I could ever pursue with a passion. I couldn’t be a lot of things for one reason or another, but I liked that games require you to be creative and technical at the same time. I could do that.”
Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Bruno Mars, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Jay Z
“It's that moment in time – you're capturing that sound that's only going to ever happen once and [it’s there] forever. 20 years later, you hear it on the radio and you remember exactly where you were when you recorded that... when you made that record, or worked with that artist. It brings you back.”
Learn to concept, code and publish your own standards-based content for the Web, smartphones and tablets
This program introduces students to the design, development, and implementation of software-based solutions and products for business, entertainment, and consumer markets. You’ll work on your own software product, while building the critical-thinking and professional skills necessary to enter this industry.
With the focus areas of Interface Design & Usability, Web Standards, Interactivity, Dynamic Back-End Development, and a Final Project, Full Sail’s Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Development ideally prepares you for a professional career to pursue a role at a web development studio, or launch your own business. Covering both front end and back end development, you’ll learn to concept, code and publish your own standards-based content for the Web, smartphones and tablets, you’ll develop a well-rounded skill set.
You’ll learn everything from creating a film’s story, finalizing scripts, and storyboards to preparing budgets, scheduling shoots, and holding casting calls. Of course this also includes the postproduction process, by cutting, rearranging, recording and editing footage, dialogue, sound effects, music, and visual effects and titles. In all this you’ll be using Hollywood professional gear, from 16mm, 35mm and HD cameras, cranes and lighting rigs to Full Sail’s own multi-locale backlot..
Computer Animation graduate Azadeh Iranban shares a few favorite projects from her demo reel, and discusses how her passion for art led her to Full Sail.
Full Sail's Bachelor of Science in Game Design focuses on the areas of Programming Languages, Interactive Development, Architectures, and Projects. Courses include each cycle of game mechanics, the foundations of programming, design and development analysis and prototyping.
Students learn production processes used by top studios to design and produce best-selling games while also honing their skills by studying the building blocks of narrative design.
From live shows, gigs, or conventions; to arena rock shows or theme parks, you will be able to launch a career in every part of this growing industry.
Full Sail's Bachelor of Science in Show Production with focus on Live Event Production, Audio & Lighting Systems, Audio Visual Technologies, and Concert Media Design will teach you all aspects of working behind the scenes.
This degree gives students an in-depth and hands-on education to prepare students to work on concerts and live shows while also teaching them program lighting systems and how to install proper audio and visual components. From live shows, gigs, or conventions; to arena rock shows or theme parks, you will be able to launch a career in every part of this growing industry.
Projects and exercises – including movies, songwriting, blogging, podcasts, art, and more prepare you for language proficiency exams while at the same time being emerged in the university environment, the entertainment industry and interacting with current faculty and students.
Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science program in Media Communications includes the focus areas of Written & Visual Communications, Digital Audio & Video Production, New Media Tools, and Transmedia Storytelling.
Students build skills in written and verbal communication and learn how to navigate current and emerging channels, such as Facebook and Twitter, on behalf of the brands and organizations they represent. Learn core communication principles and writing techniques, while becoming familiar with digital media from video and audio, to games and animation, new media technology and theories of aesthetics and communication, and learn the workflow processes involved in creative project management.
Andrew Coleman is a GRAMMY-winning engineer, mixer, and producer who has spent over 20 years working in the recording industry. His clients include Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, N*E*R*D, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Little Big Town, Zac Brown, Snoop Dogg, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Usher, and Ludacris, to name a few.
Azadeh Iranban found her passion for art at a very young age, and became intrigued with computer animation and graphics after watching Terminator II. ...
Take advantage of every single thing you can. Full Sail offers so many good classes and teachers!
Azadeh Iranban found her passion for art at a very young age, and became intrigued with computer animation and graphics after watching Terminator II. After enrolling in the Computer Animation program, Azadeh focused on rigging and animation, and dreams of working on a movie where she can watch audience members laugh at the character she has created.
Life in the Gaming Industry After graduating from Full Sail’s Game Development program, Mark Diaz reached out to a Gaming Advisor who put him in...
Life in the Gaming Industry
I’m really looking forward to getting caught up on what all the systems in the game engine do
After graduating from Full Sail’s Game Development program, Mark Diaz reached out to a Gaming Advisor who put him in contact with the HR manager of id Software. Mark submitted his resume, took their test, and was offered a job after an on-site interview. Mark shares, “I’m really looking forward to getting caught up on what all the systems in the game engine do.”
Sounds for Radio, Movies, and More After graduating from Full Sail’s Recording Arts program, Bianca Pernice sent her resume out to several record...
Sounds for Radio, Movies, and More
After graduating from Full Sail’s Recording Arts program, Bianca Pernice sent her resume out to several recording studios, including the famed Hit Factory in Miami. She is working to become a freelance mixing engineer with hopes of eventually transitioning to sound for movies.
Full Sail graduates have been a part of my life and I didn’t even realize it.
Bianca shares "Growing up in Chicago, I listened to Missy Elliott, Timbaland, TLC; the list goes on and on. It’s serendipitous that so many Full Sail alumni have worked with those artists, and helped create the music I grew up listening to."
Working as a Developer at AssistRX While he was a Web Design & Development student, Sean Casey contacted Full Sail’s Career Development departmen...
Working as a Developer at AssistRX
Working on the front end and the back end is a great experience, it helped me see how things work
While he was a Web Design & Development student, Sean Casey contacted Full Sail’s Career Development department for the opportunity to intern for AssistRX. After working hard, the company offered him a full-time position right after graduation. Having first worked on the front end of development before moving to the back end has helped Sean see how the entire company works.
Creativity is more than art. It’s the source of everything amazing in our lives.
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