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Computer Animation at Full Sail University

Posted on October 18th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

When considering where to study computer animation in the US, many students decide on Full Sail University. Full Sail is located in Orlando, Florida, and provides unique benefits for those who enroll in their computer animation program. In addition to Full Sail’s wonderful location, the university’s computer animation program is assisted by an advisory board made up of experienced professionals in the field of computer animation. The coursework is designed to prepare students for their careers, and there are also scholarships available.

So, you may ask yourself, why study computer animation at Full Sail?


Full Sail’s program in computer animation is designed to be completed in 21 months, and it involves courses in the fundamentals of art, shading and lighting, methods of design, character design and creation, 2D animation, fundamentals of animation, and visual effects, just to name a few. The coursework also includes English composition and other liberal arts courses that help to produce well-rounded students, and those who study computer animation are required to take courses on portfolio content creation and assembly, a valuable asset to computer animators as they begin their careers.


Full Sail University is located at the heart of Orlando, Florida. Within an hour or so, one could drive to several beaches, including Daytona and Cocoa. If one prefers the big city, Full Sail is only a few miles from downtown Orlando, home of the Orange Bowl and the recently built Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic. Orlando also features several world-class resorts, the Florida Mall, and, of course, Walt Disney World. Disney does not have the only theme parks in Orlando, however; Sea World and Universal Studios provide a great source of entertainment as well. No matter what your interests, Orlando is a great place to study computer animation in the US.

Written by Jenny Frankel

Jennifer is the Director of Financial Services at Envisage International. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Chile, Costa Rica and London, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

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One Response to “Computer Animation at Full Sail University”

  1. Nathan F Says:

    Accurate article. I went to Full Sail in Orlando and took many 3D modeling courses. It’s a great school and the teachers really want you to succeed.

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