Full Sail University


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.


Current Student Population: 15,300

Current Graduates: 52,000+


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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Certificate in English as a Second Language

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Winter Park

English as a Second Language at Full Sail University is tailored for students who want to pursue studies in entertainment and media. It is not intended for students seeking a general or “stand-alone” English [+]

English as a Second Language at Full Sail University is tailored for students who want to pursue studies in entertainment and media. It is not intended for students seeking a general or “stand-alone” English language program. The objectives are related to occupational training and concepts and will prepare students for entry into degree programs in entertainment and media studies. Full Sail University's English as a Second Language (ESL) courses of study focus on the language skills tested in university-recognized, language proficiency exams. It also introduces students to the entertainment and media industry. Students do not need to be proficient in the English language to participate. Over an intensive nine-month period, you’ll build your skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using rich multimedia learning tools. You’ll demonstrate your abilities through creative projects and exercises – including movies, songwriting, blogging, podcasts, art, and more. As you learn and create within Full Sail’s diverse facilities, you’ll explore various industry branches such as entertainment, art, video games, and business. You will have opportunities to interact with faculty and students, as well as industry guests and graduates, which will enhance your English fluency and comprehension. You’ll also learn strategies that will enable you to confidently participate in further academic study. The interdisciplinary approach of this certificate will allow you to become immersed in university culture from day one, giving you a comfortable transition into your next educational journey. [-]


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Location address
Full Sail University
3300 University Boulevard

Winter Park, Florida, 32792 US