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Our Mission

Full Sail’s mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education, delivered by a staff of dedicated individuals, that addresses the career opportunities available in an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry. We do this by developing unique curricula that combine elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement. Our education is delivered via immersive teaching methods, both in Full Sail’s real-world production studios and classrooms, as well as through our online learning environment.

Every one of our degree programs is designed to provide students with knowledge and real-world experience that will help them realize their career goals in the entertainment and media industry.


Full Sail University began 1979 in Dayton, Ohio, as an audio recording workshop. It provided unparalleled opportunity for students to become familiar with the industry through real-world experience in professional studio environments. Full Sail eventually relocated to Central Florida, planting roots in its current Winter Park location in 1989. Its project-based, relevant educational philosophy was readily adapted to other fields in entertainment and media from filmmaking, to digital media, to entertainment business which combined time working on real-world environments with instruction by industry veterans. Today, Full Sail University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees designed for evolving industries across entertainment, media, art, and technology.

Full Sail’s Diversity & Inclusion Statement

You Are Welcome at Full Sail University

Full Sail was founded on a philosophy of inclusion, access, and supporting our students’ dreams. For more than 40 years, we have proudly served as an educational community comprised of an incredibly diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, who have come together to make our school one of the most unique and vibrant creative communities in the world.

In the spirit of learning and growing that has always defined Full Sail University, we commit to innovating and evolving the ways that we see, hear, and connect our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to one another. As a university, we understand the importance of celebrating, elevating, respecting and supporting the range of voices in our community. By taking active steps to advance our institution’s systems and practices with a goal of fairness and empowerment, we can further ensure that Full Sail’s future is not just one of continued success, but also one that is inclusive and representative.


Steffan Lones doesn’t shy away from hard work. In just five short years after graduating from Full Sail’s Computer Animation bachelor’s degree program, he applied grit, determination, and plenty of initiative to make his way to his current position as Visual Effects Team Lead with Moving Picture Company (MPC) in Montreal, Canada, where he’s worked on VFX for films like Godzilla: King of the MonstersShazam!X-Men: Apocalypse, and more.

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