Full Sail University was established in 1979 in Dayton Ohio. Originally called The Full Sail Recording Workshop, this for-profit academic institution moved to Florida the following year and began adding courses on video and film production. In 1989, the school moved to its current campus in Winter Park, Florida and expanded its course offerings to include programs that focused on other entertainment and media-related disciplines.
Full Sail’s first online degree program: Masters in Entertainment Business was first offered to the public in 2007. Today, Full Sail University offers six graduate programs, nine undergraduate programs and two graduate certificate programs. Eight of these programs are based on campus-based curricula, while the other eight have been created specifically for the Online studies.
To gain admission, potential undergraduate students must have a high school diploma or GED from a recognized / accredited school and submit two letters of recommendation. Those interested in enrolling in Full Sail’s graduate degrees must have a Bachelor of Science degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 obtained either from Full Sail University or from another accredited post secondary educational institution. Transcripts will be requested, as well as letters of recommendation. Additional information can be requested from Full Sail’s Admissions Office.
Depending on the program of choice, the full tuition at Full Sail range from $34,775.00 to $75,665.00. This amount covers all expenses associated with completing a degree program. Course materials, art supplies and other incidental materials necessary for the class are provided to students at no extra cost. Full Sail offers financial aid to qualified students. Financial aid comes in the form of grants and loans which can be tailor-fit to match a student’s financial needs. Furthermore, Full Sail has scholarship programs which are available to eligible students. For more details, contact Full Sail’s Financial Aid team.
Full Sail University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It was named School / College of the Year in 2008 by the Floria Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and has, since it started in 1979, produced more than 34,500 graduates.