Full Sail University’s Successful Art and Design Graduates
Full Sail University’s art and design degrees are a top choice for creatives, and with good reason: The university’s programs have earned spots on multiple accolade lists from industry publications. Full Sail has landed on Graphic Design USA’s “Top Design Schools” list multiple times, and the university has also been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Graphic Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S.” by Animation Career Review.
Full Sail’s art and design curriculum offers real-world experience through hands-on learning, both on campus and online. This educational approach has helped Full Sail graduates succeed in visual arts careers.
Art & Design Curriculum at Full Sail University
Studying art and design at Full Sail means taking project-based courses that prepare students for success in the working world. Students build their own projects to create a professional portfolio. The university’s career-focused options include:
- Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program | Computer Animation Concentration
- Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program | Digital Arts & Design Concentration
- Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program | Game Art Concentration
- Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program | Graphic Design Concentration
- User Experience Bachelor’s
- Media Design MFA
Successful Full Sail Art and Design Graduates
Full Sail’s art and design graduates have found success in the visual arts in a variety of industries.
Students who explore digital arts and design learn how to create motion graphics and 2D and 3D animations for established brands. Graduate Brett Novak used his Full Sail education to create visual effects on music videos for artists like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga; he later branched out with his own video production brand and received multiple awards at international film festivals. Graduate Adaora Nwangwu has earned tech-industry accolades: she was a recipient of Scholly’s Google-sponsored Women of Color in Tech Scholarship and was a Leads by Design fellow.
In the computer animation curriculum, students develop artistic skills in key animation disciplines to create 3D content for any type of production. Graduate Chance Glasco creates art for the video game industry: He specializes in the animations for weapons in the Call of Duty franchise. Grad Jack Geckler has worked as a Lead Crowd Artist for Walt Disney Animation, where he worked on movies like Encanto, How to Train Your Dragon, and Hawkeye. Fellow alum Phil Ellering produces and creates animations for The Reality Capture Network Podcast, a tech-savvy show about the 3D technology industry. He also writes and illustrates his own children’s book series.
Students who study game art learn fundamental and advanced 3D art skills like production workflows, character animation, environment assembly, and how to use game engines. Those skills can be used in industries like gaming, architectural visualization, simulations, film, and more. Grad Jason Hutchins designs training modules for Air Force pilots and crew members as a Visual Database Engineer at CAE.
When students learn about game art, they develop skills in branding, user experience, and interactive media to help them create brand experiences for businesses. Graduate Kevin Ramoo leads the design department at Super-Pharm, Trinidad and Tobago’s leading pharmacy and convenience chain.
Additional Full Sail graduates have made their mark in industries like technology and film. Graduate Chris Kelley uses his education from Full Sail to work in the tech field. He currently works on Google’s augmented reality projects as a User Experience Design Lead. Graduate Culley Bunker is the Founder and Lead Visual Effects artist at Skulley FX, a postproduction studio. His team has worked on productions like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, Westworld, and Donnie Darko.
Graduates who studied computer animation, game art, and graphic design have also worked on art in the video game industry. Over a dozen graduates contributed to the hit game Halo Infinite and more than 350 graduates worked on nominees at the 2023 Game Awards.
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