About Us

Our Mission

At Full Sail Labs, we believe all children are creative and deserve the opportunity to thrive with their imaginations. Our mission is to provide students with a transformative educational experience that makes them content creators instead of simply content consumers. We do this by offering unique curricula that combines storytelling, technology, and art through collaboration with peers and the best instructors. And, just like at Full Sail University, we do this through immersive teaching methods and hands-on learning.

Facilitators at Full Sail Labs are experts in the content and the tools that we teach. They are experienced educators with a passion for teaching ways to leverage imagination and maximize creative potential. Whether it’s filmmaking, gaming, robotics, or art, we’ll guide them through personalized experiences that encourage them to think outside the box. If a student is capable of designing, implementing, and showcasing a completed project from beginning to end, then we consider that proper evidence of the learning.

Core Values

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Creativity

Ignite the imaginations of our learners and empower them to bring their ideas to life.

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Fun

Create a lively experience for our learners and show them that hard work can be rewarding.

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Collaboration

Celebrate friendship among our learners and encourage teamwork from the beginning.

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Exploration

Tap into the curious minds of our learners and support them in their quest to find answers.

Full Sail Labs Journey

2011–2014
2015
2016
2017–Current

2011–2014

Executive leadership starts brainstorming how to make a positive impact in K–12 education and conversations begin between Full Sail University and local organizations about how to best support K–12 learners.

2015

Full Sail University conducts a series of pilot programs with the children of university staff. An existing space is remodeled and transformed into a state-of-the-art labs facility just in time for the launch of the first series of summer camps for youth. Gradually, teen workshops, homeschool, and year-round programs are offered to the community just before the grand opening of the Full Sail Labs facility in December 2015.

2016

Full Sail Labs provides its first professional development session for local educators and partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. Summer camps for teens are offered and the first online course, YouTube Creator, is launched.

2017–Current

Summer Camps are expanded to three locations, Winter Park, Lake Nona, and Longwood. The Full Sail Labs Online catalog expands to offer Music, Gaming, and YouTube courses in addition to free lessons.

Full Sail University

“If you’re serious about your dream, we’ll take your dream seriously.”
-Full Sail University

Full Sail has been successfully educating students in media, entertainment, technology and the arts for over 35 years. Founded in 1979, Full Sail University has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine.

It began as a dream to create a place where people could learn how to take their passion for entertainment and turn it into a career they love. Over the years our graduates have worked behind the scenes for many of the world’s most well-known brands and widely acclaimed releases. As we became successful at helping people achieve their dreams, along the way we began thinking, "What can we, as Full Sail University, bring to the younger generation?" This thinking led to our latest dream: to transform young creative minds from passive consumers of media to active creators of media. We do this by combining creativity, experimentation, collaboration, and fun — all in an amazing environment.

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