Learning Real-World Art & Design Skills at Full Sail University

Published May 28th, 2024

How Full Sail University teaches industry-relevant art and design curriculum.

By: Abby Stassen

Finding a way to turn your passion for art into sustainable work can be challenging. However, pursuing an education that teaches you about the art skills that are commonly used in various careers can help you find your path.  

Full Sail University offers degrees related to entertainment media and emerging technologies. The university prioritizes hands-on learning that focuses on the industry-relevant workflows, tools, and skills students may encounter in the working world. Full Sail’s art and design areas of study have earned several accolades, including:

  • Top Design School, Graphic Design USA

  • Top Game Design Schools, The Princeton Review

  • Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the US, Animation Career Review

Here’s more information about art and design education options at Full Sail. 

Art & Design Areas of Study at Full Sail University

Full Sail offers art and design curriculum in the following areas:


Associate Programs

Bachelor’s & Bachelor Completion Programs

Master’s Programs

Full Sail’s Project LaunchBox for Art & Design Students

Full Sail’s Project LaunchBox provides students with the digital tools they’ll use for their art & design classroom assignments and for content creation after graduation. Each student’s LaunchBox contains a MacBook Pro with industry-standard design software and tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud.

Campus Labs & Spaces for Full Sail Art & Design Students

Full Sail offers many on-campus spaces for hands-on, real-world learning for art and design students. 

  • 3D Arts Center: Students can work on individual projects or collaborate with classmates using industry-standard software at digital workstations.

  • Traditional Art Studio: Students can work on foundational art skills like color theory and composition in this space.

  • The Hub: Students can check out displays of visual art created by their fellow students.

Full Sail’s Noteworthy Art & Design Alumni

Several graduates who studied art and design at Full Sail have made their mark in the industry. 

Media Design MFA grad Corey Guerra is a designer, illustrator, and fine artist who also teaches design courses at Tulane University and Southern New Hampshire University.

Graduate Tasha Rosenbaum studied computer animation at Full Sail. Today, she’s creating interactive courses for e-learning providers through her design agency, bylittle. 

Game Design master’s grad James Lewis is helping developers from underrepresented communities bring their games to Xbox’s platform as the ID@Xbox Developer Acceleration Program Lead.

Adam Cipoletti, who studied Graphic Design at Full Sail, creates dynamic Keynote presentations for Salesforce’s large events as the company’s Associate Creative Director of Keynote Creative. 

Full Sail’s Behind the Scenes Tour

Ready to take a closer look at what Full Sail has to offer? Check out the university’s art and design options at a Behind the Scenes Tour.

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