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Full Sail University Announces New Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program
Winter Park, FL, – July 27, 2009 Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution near Orlando, FL, is proud to announce the expansion of their Gaming curriculum into a newly developed Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program.
The new 32-month degree program is based on the core disciplines of the on-campus Game Art and Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree Programs and is designed for students who want to create compelling and inventive experiences for the next generation of games.
With the help of industry professionals and the specialized curriculum, students learn the production process used by top game design studios that helps to hone their skills by studying the building blocks of narrative design, storytelling, character sketching, level design, and the production tools used to translate these ideas to the screen.
Throughout the program, students apply these techniques to projects and learn a practical understanding of taking a game from concept to completion. As a final project, incorporating all the critical and analytical techniques learned in the program, the students must create a complete game prototype.
“Having the opportunity to teach game design online allows students to peruse their passion for gaming from all over the world,” said Rob Catto, Course Director Game Development. “Learning from industry professionals prepares students for a creative and competitive career in the gaming industry.”
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 32,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 7,000 students from 50 states and 65 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of 24 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.
Full Sail was most recently named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.