July 12, 2023

School Spotlight: Full Sail University

School Spotlight 

Part of our work as college advisors is to know about the many college and university options available for our students across the country and even internationally. We travel to tour college campuses throughout the year and maintain relationships with admissions offices that we’ve built over time. Our goal is to be as informed as possible about these options and what makes schools unique so we can share these opportunities with our Class 101 students.

I recently traveled to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida for the XP League’s US Nationals (Gaming) and had the opportunity to tour campus. I found their degrees and approach to college education unique and innovative and wanted to share this broadly with our families. 

About Full Sail University 

Full Sail University has evolved to serve the entertainment media and emerging technologies industries. Students interested in innovative and creative programs can find majors in the following areas either on campus or online: 

  • -Art & Design
  • -Business
  • -Film & TV
  • -Games
  • -Media & Communications
  • -Music & Recording
  • -Sports
  • -Technology

Students can find majors like Game Development, Computer Animation, Digital Cinematography, Audio Production, and Game Business and Esports to gain experience going into digitally-focused careers. 

To see all degree offerings, visit their website here.

Expedited Programs 

Full Sail University offers expedited college programs at a faster pace than traditional schools so that students adapt to the 24/7 nature of their industries. Full Sail’s programs take, on average, about half the time of a comparable degree at a traditional university. Students start when they are ready to begin and take 2 classes per month. This allows students to graduate in a shorter period of time so they can start their careers earlier and potentially save on college tuition and room and board costs. 

For students seeking a less traditional and lengthy college experience, I think these programs could be a good fit. 

Different Approach 

Full Sail prides itself on taking a different approach to college. From the actual workspace for students to the schedule and student projects, they have designed their curriculum to be more reflective of what students will find when they enter the workforce.

A large part of student work is real-world experience. Student work is hands-on and project-based, so they work together in teams and professional environments to experience what their industry will be like before they enter it. Working directly with professional hardware and software in the industry gives them the experience and preparation that lead to placement after graduation.

Contact Class 101 

Class 101 has experience advising thousands of students on their college selection. Reach out to connect with an expert college advisor at Class 101 who can help you build a college list and explore options that could be an excellent fit for your goals and interests. We conduct an assessment with each Class 101 student to discover their strengths and interests and then work to build a customized list of colleges to visit, including unique options that students may not have heard of before like Full Sail University! 

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