Explore Art & Design Degree Programs at Full Sail
Published on Jan 4, 2022 by Bridgette Cude
Which Art & Design degree program is right for you?
As a visual artist, you have a variety of career paths you can pursue to create work you're passionate about. Whether you're interested in animation, games, branding, or creating multimedia campaigns, we'll help you develop a portfolio that shows off your artistic skills and experience.
Not sure which degree program is right for you? Here's a breakdown of each art and design degree's focus and what you'll learn.
Graphic Design - Campus & Online
If you're interested in the visual elements that create a great user experience and effective branding, the Graphic Design program might be right for you. This bachelor's degree starts with a foundation in graphic principles like color theory, typography, and layout. You'll learn to use digital publishing tools to create graphics for print, mobile, web, and interactive media.
Digital Arts & Design - Campus
The Digital Arts & Design bachelor's is a blend of both design and animation. You'll learn how to create 2D and 3D motion graphics and illustrations as well as animate your work. This is a great degree program for filling your portfolio with projects like ad campaigns, explainer videos, and projection mapping at live events.
Computer Animation - Campus & Online
Want to create 3D animation for film, TV, or games? The Computer Animation bachelor's will teach you how to create 3D content for any type of production. You'll learn the principles of animation and how to use the digital sculpting tools you need to specialize in animation, lighting, modeling, rigging, textures, or compositing.
Game Art - Campus & Online
If you're interested in creating the look and feel of games, check out our Game Art bachelor's. This degree program combines traditional art with foundations in animation so you can create 3D characters, props, and game environments. You'll gain experience throughout the production pipeline, articulating a variety of game components and building levels with texture and light.
Media Design MFA - Online
If you're looking to push your career forward in the design industry, the Media Design master of fine arts could be right for you. This graduate program uses weekly challenges that highlight the business applications of design mastery while sharpening your design skills. Using research, client communication strategies, and psychology, you'll learn how to effectively develop targeted multimedia campaigns.