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Full Sail University

About Full Sail University

Over 30 years ago, Full Sail University began as a dream to create a place where people could learn how to take a passion for entertainment and turn it into a career. Today, students from all over the world come to Full Sail to pursue their dreams, create the art they love and share ideas with like-minded individuals.

In taking Full Sail University online, our goal is to use the experience and knowledge we have gained from 30 years of educational innovation to create an unparalleled online education that challenges and inspires our students

Human Approach

Learning at Full Sail has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.

  • One-Click Access to Instructors
  • Powerful Collaborative Tools
  • People-focused Learning Environment
  • Innovative Curriculum

Full Sail's educational philosophy emphasizes an immersive, real world approach to learning, combining elements of creativity, business and life skills, technical prowess and academic achievement. From video, animation and podcasts, to more traditional lectures and essay assignments, our goal is to find the most effective way to communicate important concepts.

  • Immersive, Media-Driven Education
  • Based on Full Sail's Acclaimed On-Campus Programs
  • Intelligent, Engaging Content

Graduate Programs Available:

Creative Writing (Master of Fine Arts)

If you want to learn how to craft the compelling stories behind film, television, games, and other entertainment media – and gain the skills to effectively market your work – Full Sail University’s online Creative Writing master’s degree program can give you the tools you need. You’ll explore concepts including visual storytelling, character development, screenwriting, and storyboarding for a variety of media while building a diverse portfolio and the business know-how to pursue your dream.

Course Highlights Include:

  • Film Screenwriting and Storyboarding
  • Character Creation and Development
  • Editing for Film, Game, and Animation Scripts
  • Writing for Games
  • Script Analysis and Criticism

Entertainment Business (Master of Science)

Full Sail University’s online Entertainment Business master’s degree program covers advanced business courses related to artist management, media production and distribution. The curriculum uses the foundations of corporate administration as a starting point to further develop skills for careers in entertainment management. You’ll explore the strategies of today’s media production and distribution companies, and gain a focused understanding of the tools used by the leaders making the decisions that help drive the success of the industry.

Course Highlights:

  • Product and Artist Management
  • Negotiation and Deal-Making
  • Entertainment Media Publishing and Distribution
  • Business Plan Development
  • Entertainment Business Finance
  • Business Storytelling and Brand Development

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Master of Science)

Innovative ideas are behind the brands and products that impact our lives the most, and many of those ideas thrive in the digital realm. If you have a vision for a creative or technology-based product or service, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship master’s degree program can teach you what goes into bringing it to fruition within the changing global marketplace. Whether you’re interested in launching a new venture or using your entrepreneurial vision within a larger organization, this program will teach you how to develop your ideas and organize your efforts.

Specialized courses include:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • High-Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Product Design and Development
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research

Internet Marketing (Master of Science)

Full Sail University’s online Internet Marketing master’s degree program explores the constantly evolving world of multi-channel marketing and the complex issues and opportunities available through the Internet. You’ll learn how to plan, launch and optimize integrated Internet campaigns that raise awareness, drive traffic, generate conversions, and measure return on investment. You’ll discover the strategies today’s digital marketing companies are using to establish corporate brand identities, and learn how to engage in Internet-related commerce.

Course Highlights:

  • Advanced Search Engine Optimization
  • Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies
  • Internet Consumer Behavior And Analysis
  • Web Analytics and Optimization
  • Strategic Internet Public Relations
  • Internet And The Law

Media Design (Master of Fine Arts)

Today’s successful companies depend on strong visual representation to stay a step ahead of the competition. Full Sail University’s online Media Design master’s degree program explores the role that creative direction plays in effectively delivering a company’s message – bridging the gap between the boardroom and the design studio. You’ll learn how to use blend design and strategy to create an overall vision that’s both creatively fulfilling and professionally rewarding.

Course Highlights:

  • Ethics Of Design
  • Brand Development
  • Defining Client Needs
  • Design Strategies And Motivation
  • Design Research
  • Effective Copywriting

New Media Journalism (Master of Arts)

The changing world of journalism requires professionals to have an updated skill set to keep up with today’s media consumers. Full Sail University’s online New Media Journalism master’s degree program teaches the skills needed to report and distribute the news for new media audiences by blending traditional methods with emerging technology. You’ll learn how to produce multimedia content, use social media to engage audiences and promote your work, and publish and distribute content across digital delivery platforms.

Course Highlights:

  • Writing for Interactive Media
  • Multimedia Development and Editing
  • Digital News Production
  • Mobile Technology and Communications
  • Social Media & Online Community Engagement

Public Relations (Master of Arts)

Whether you’re interested in advancing your PR career or ready to enter the industry, Full Sail University’s Public Relations master’s degree program can show you what goes into being an effective PR professional in today’s fast-moving media landscape. In this program, you’ll explore what goes into planning, executing, and evaluating media strategies, and learn how to launch powerful dialogues with an organization’s consumers and advocates through social media. You’ll build a website and social presence from the ground up, fostering your personal brand and audience, while building experience through the program’s project-based curriculum.

Specialized courses include:

  • Social Media Metrics and ROI
  • Public Relations in a Digital World
  • Reputation Management
  • The Online Media Room
  • Consumer Research Analysis

Business Intelligence (Master of Science)

The explosive growth of data from the Internet, social networks, and business networks has given organizations the tools to amass a wealth of information, and organizations are now recognizing the value this data represents. In Full Sail University’s Business Intelligence master of science degree program, you’ll learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize Big Data. By the end of the program, you’ll be able to demonstrate your abilities as a BI professional by conducting your own research, and developing and presenting your findings.

Course highlights:

  • Business Intelligence Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Process Modeling and Analysis
  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Business Intelligence Leadership

Mobile Gaming (Master of Science)

The growing mobile gaming industry brings its own unique challenges and opportunities, and needs professionals who understand the technological, psychological, and financial sides of mobile game development. In Full Sail University’s Mobile Gaming master’s degree program, you’ll build a skill set specialized to the world of mobile games, including concept development, advanced programming, deployment, plus business models and workflow. You’ll build your own game from start of finish, which you’ll learn how to market and monetize.

Course Highlights:

  • Mobile Game Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Advanced Programming
  • Storyboard and Game Design
  • Game Theory
  • Game Discovery and Industry Analysis

We look forward to seeing the next generation of artists, business leaders, educators and entrepreneurs come through our virtual doors on their way to career success.