Film School Profile: Full Sail University

Full Sail University, located in Winter Park, Florida, first opened its doors to the public in 1979 with one objective: to help students turn their passions for the arts into successful careers they loved. What first started as a university for music and sound, quickly expanded into a comprehensive school for film, design, animation, web design and more. Since then, the university strives to provide challenging programs that prepare their students for competitive industries.

Programs: the university’s programs are designed to give students real world experiences to help them execute their ambitious career goals. The university boasts top-notch instructors and innovative teaching styles that challenge students to break new ground. Students can choose from 28 degree programs ranging from record engineering to animation and game design. Though, the main campus is in Winter Park, FL (near Orlando) there are sister schools in the Los Angeles Film School and the Los Angeles Recording school as well as outside Denver, at The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Facilities: thanks to Full Sail’s state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll never cease to find inspiration from the world around you. Students can take advantage of the university’s 110+ production environments that are among the best in the world. The university’s noteworthy resources have also garnered the attention of major companies interested in producing their projects on campus, allowing students to see how the professionals get the job done. At Full Sail University, you’ll be exposed to the entertainment industry since it’s fully integrated into daily campus life.

Famous Alumni: many of Full Sail’s alumni are recruited and currently work for major studios like Pixar, Nickelodeon, and ESPN. Famous alumni from the recent past include:

  • Sebastian Krys: earned a total of 11 awards from NARAS – four GRAMMY® Awards and seven Latin GRAMMY® Awards, including 2007’s prestigious Latin GRAMMY® Producer of the Year.
  • Steve Cainas: graduated from Full Sail’s film program and has held ABC’s production coordinator for the past decade. He’s worked on the Emmy award winning show Lost and films like 21 Grams, Go, and Sweet Home Alabama.
  • Kim Alpert: graduated in 2003 and is currently the Creative Director for Sparkfactor. Her credits include Motorola, Blue Man Group and 8ball Films. Her background in fine art, world music and carpentry also landed her successful gigs on BET, WGN and Lifetime.

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