Full Sail Real World Education held a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony last month, unveiling two new studios on their 91-acre campus. This includes a Sony High-Definition (HD) Studio, which is the first ever of its kind in a college in the United States, as well as a premiere Motion Capture Studio. Full Sail was also honored to welcome Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Winter Park mayor David Strong, and Orange County commissioner Bill Segal, to cut the ribbon with Full Sail president, Garry Jones, at this landmark event.

The Sony HD Studio is an elite television broadcast training facility that houses multiple settings, a fully-equipped HD control room, and features Sony HD cameras that are currently used by such well-known television programs such as: Late Show with David Letterman, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Good Morning America.

The Motion Capture Studio presents a system by Motion Analysis, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance computer-based optical motion capture systems. The studio is 2500 sq. ft. and debuts 12 new cameras to be used by the Game Development and Computer Animation Degree Programs. The system is the same as those widely used in some of the most exceptional projects in the video game and film industries today such as video games, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Knockout Kings, as well as films, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong. In addition to Full Sail’s in-house design team, both studios were also completed by the Florida-based firm, MRI Architects.

“This event marked another exciting day for Full Sail. The addition and upgrade of these two new incredible studios on campus will enhance our degree programs even further, and will provide an invaluable opportunity to the students we serve,” said Jones. “Full Sail is also very honored to have such strong local support as we strive in our commitment to stay on the cutting-edge of technology. Full Sail is dedicated to offering the best education in entertainment media today, and to create a strong presence in the Central Florida community and throughout the world.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 20,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour six out of the last six years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has just named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.

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