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 through combining creativity, experimentation, collaboration, and fun — all in an amazing environment.
This is how Full Sail Labs began. We asked parents to find what they thought was missing from their children's creative lives. Parents told us they were looking for a way to give their kids tools for the future, now. With this goal in mind, we created Full Sail Labs as an opportunity for children to explore, connect, collaborate, and develop their creativity with technology and art.
We don’t know which ideas kids have today that will be the next light bulb, the next man on the moon, the next Pixar, or the next big thing. We might not be able to imagine what the next big thing is, but our kids can! We take kids' passions and dreams as seriously as we do our university students'. We believe in them. That’s why Full Sail has been so successful.
We believe all children are creative and deserve the opportunity to thrive with their imaginations. Our mission at Full Sail Labs 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.