Full Sail University

Study Games

Campus & Online

Bring video games to life.

If you're ready to channel your enthusiasm for games into a future in video game creation, Full Sail University can teach you the skills to begin your journey. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Full Sail delivers a highly specialized education that blends the art, technology, and storytelling needed to create a successful game.

Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Game Art Concentration — Campus & Online

This degree program focuses on the fundamentals of interactive graphics development – including character creation, environment and prop creation, the game production pipeline, in-game effects, and animation.

Courses Include:

  • Motion Capture - Students learn techniques to digitize motion, edit sequences, and develop an understanding of simulated motion while exploring motion-capture setup, shooting, data tracking, and animation correction and enhancement.
  • Level Assembly & Lighting - This course continues to expand students' understanding of game requirements with a focus on constructing a playable level.
  • Game Animation - Students have their first opportunity to produce animated sequences for gameplay, developing an overall understanding of animation as it applies to the game industry with a focus on game-engine constraints and requirements.
  • Motion Capture
  • Level Assembly & Lighting
  • Game Animation

Game Business & Esports Bachelor's — Campus & Online

The Game Business & Esports bachelor’s of science focuses on the business side of gaming, the revenue-generating, community-building, strategic-planning engine that propels the industry forward.

Courses Include:

  • Game Business Models - Learn about the ways gaming and esports organizations operate, how publishing and licensing works, and what it takes to develop revenue streams in gaming.
  • Esports and Gaming Management - Develop skills in performance management, team management, and leadership in an esports environment while getting familiar with different team structures and corporate cultures.
  • Gaming Culture & Engagement - Identify segments in the gaming market, ways to reach target audiences, and how the industry has welcomed new styles of gameplay and community engagement.
  • Game Business Models
  • Esports and Gaming Management
  • Gaming Culture & Engagement

Interactive Technology Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Game Design Concentration — Campus & Online

Students learn production processes used by today's studios to design and produce games, while studying the building blocks of narrative design.

Courses Include:

  • Scripting for Designers - This course focuses on more intermediate topics in computer science, such as algorithms, objects and classes, and testing and debugging.
  • Game Design Preproduction - This course requires students to collaborate as they would in a professional game development environment, working in teams to document and develop a gameplay prototype.
  • Game Systems Integration - Students will work in teams to take an existing game that is partially completed and iterate on its development.
  • Scripting for Designers
  • Game Design Preproduction
  • Game Systems Integration

Game Design Master's — Campus & Online

This program's specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork and leadership, project development, design and prototyping, and marketing, as well as grounding in different types of software.

Courses Include:

  • Methods and the User Experience - This course will equip the game designer with the scientific design tools and research skills required for defining and evaluating games for success.
  • Game Production Tools - Students in this course will be familiarized with and conduct applied research related to project management software that aids in the management, workflow, and documentation of projects – including Microsoft Project, Visio, asset management systems, defect tracking systems, and more.
  • Game Design - Students will conduct research on a variety of design topics, and then apply their knowledge through the creation of documentation and prototypes based upon both client and student design concepts.
  • Methods and the User Experience
  • Game Production Tools
  • Game Design

Game Development Bachelor's — Campus & Online

In this program, students master the technology and tools necessary to develop and program single and multiplayer video games for gaming consoles, personal computers, and networks.

Courses Include:

  • Artificial Intelligence - Students learn techniques for designing intelligent behaviors and creating lifelike behaviors in characters in order to provide realism, and computer opponents that continue to challenge players even after repeated gameplay.
  • Engine Development - This course emphasizes debugging, development of problem solving skills, reading and understanding pre-written code, requirements analysis, and working toward being a better software engineer upon graduation.
  • Data Structure and Algorithms - Students learn how fundamental data structures and algorithms function and are implemented while also learning about managing complexity, linked structures, abstraction, analysis, vectors, lists, and more.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Engine Development
  • Data Structure and Algorithms

Our Florida Campus

- Winter Park, Florida -

Expansive 210+ acre campus · 110+ studios and collaborative production environments · Professional-level recording and game studios · Spacious Hollywood-style back lot · Multiple live venues which host events, concerts, and more.

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