Full Sail University: “Red Bull LAN E-Sports Training Invitational”

[ES]: Even the best players in the world need time to prepare themselves in order to compete for the top position, especially in professional gaming. Starting this Friday, training will begin for a selected group of StarCraft II and Halo: Reach contestants at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, including for 19-year-old Lee Sak Won who finished 5th on a recent SC II tournament, [http://pro.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions/29#event_87_results].

Red Bull will be streaming each night live the training of these players via the mentioned sites below (in the press release) for three days from 6pm-12am. It will be the first time Full Sail students get to see a professional gaming event at their campus.

[EN]: Hasta los mejores jugadores del mundo necesitan tiempo para prepararse para competir por la primera posición, sobre todo en juegos a nivel profesional. A partir de este viernes, el entrenamiento comenzará para un grupo seleccionado de concursantes de StarCraft IIHalo: Reach en la Universidad Full Sail en Winter Park, FL, incluyendo para el de 19 años de edad Lee Won Sak quien terminó quinto en un reciente torneo de SC II,[http://pro.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions/29#event_87_results].

Red Bull transmitirá en vivo cada noche el entrenamiento de estos jugadores a través de los sitios mencionados dbajo (en el comunicado de prensa) por tres días de 6pm-12am. Será la primera vez que los estudiantes de Full Sail lleguen a ver un evento de  juegos a nivel profesional en su campus.

[Press Release - Comunicado de prensa]

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Red Bull LAN E-Sports Training Invitational Kicks Off in Orlando at Full Sail University

Santa Monica, Calif. – March 12, 2012 – Elite e-Sport athletes aren’t just gifted competitors—they are dedicated athletes that train relentlessly to achieve the pinnacle of their game. Today, Red Bull Gaming announced Orlando as the first stop on their 2012 Red Bull LAN invitation-only performance camp circuit, geared to provide leading and emerging e-Sports athletes with the tools, time, and training to prepare them for professional gaming competitions throughout the 2012 season. Kicking off in Orlando, March 16-18 at Full Sail University’s on campus performance venue, Full Sail Live, the Red Bull LAN circuit continues through 2012, with additional events to follow in Austin, Seattle, Boston, and Chicago.

Converging in Orlando, twelve of the world’s fiercest StarCraft® II players from Korea, Sweden, USA, and Germany, headlined by newly signed Red Bull Gaming athlete Lee Sak “PartinG” Won will participate alongside twelve dominant Halo: Reach players including Red Bull Gaming athletes Ian “Enable” Wyatt and Mike “Flamesword” Chaves. Taking advantage of this distraction-free training camp environment, these leading e-Sports athletes will hit their respective playing fields for more than ten hours each day of the Red Bull LAN, testing new strategies, scrimmaging in intense sessions, reviewing films of gameplay to improve their performance and refining their techniques for professional matches. Other resources afforded to these athletes include access to a sports psychologist and nutritional analysis, ensuring that each competitor has the tools and knowledge to compete at their highest level.

Fans of e-Sports can observe the training, follow their favorite athletes and get to know emerging stars through streaming feeds, broadcast live each night online from 6:00pm – 12:00am EST on www.redbullusa.com/lanwww.twitch.tv/team/redbulllan and www.day9.tv. Viewers will also be treated to expert host commentary for each title, with expert announcers narrating the action throughout the six hours of streaming gameplay. Sean “Day[9]Plott the premier commentator for the StarCraft II community, in tandem with Marcus “djWHEAT” Wheat will call the plays and analyze the action on three dedicated streams, with newly retired Red Bull Gaming athlete and legend, Dave “Walshy” Walsh hosting the Halo: Reach stream throughout the Red Bull LAN training circuit.

The Red Bull LAN at Full Sail University in Orlando offers a unique, first time opportunity for the university’s students to attend and observe nightly gameplay sessions in-person, watching e-Sports masters at work from within their own campus. Full Sail University is an award-winning entertainment and media institution which offers on campus and online degree programs in areas including Game Development, Game Art and Game Design. Full Sail graduate credits include work on numerous SPIKE Video Game Award-winning projects including Halo: Reach and StarCraft II, which will be featured during the Red Bull LAN.

Broadcast on RedBullUSA.com/LAN and Twitch.tv/team/redbulllan, the live show will also be broadcast on Day[9]’s channel, Day9.tv. Previous events have attracted over 1.5 million viewers to the stream. Follow Red Bull Gamingon Twitter – @RedBullGaming – for the latest information.

Available free for editorial use, hi-res video, still images and editorial text is centrally located in the Red Bull Content Pool at www.redbullcontentpool.com.

Lineups

StarCraft II:

Blizzard Entertainment’s global eSports staple, StarCraft II, the fastest-selling strategy game of all time, challenges PC gamers to hone both their minds and their reaction times to plan and execute devastating attacks while also fending off assaults from their opponents.

More Red Bull LAN participants will be announced in the coming days by Sean “Day[9]”Plott of Day9.tv. Currently announced StarCraft II athletes for the Red Bull LAN Orlando include:

  • Won “PartinG” Lee Sak (Protoss, South Korea)
  • Johan “NaNiwa” Lucchesi (Protoss, Sweden)
  • Kim “SaSe” Hammar (Protoss, Sweden)
  • Marcus “ThorZaIN” Eklöf (Terran, Sweden)
  • Dennis “HasuObs” Schneider (Protoss, Germany)
  • Shawn “Sheth” Simon (Zerg, USA)
  • Joseph “Ret” de Kroon (Zerg, Netherlands)
  • Jin Young “JYP” Park (Protoss, South Korea)
  • Ho Joon “Puma” Lee (Terran, South Korea)

Halo: Reach:

Gamers play competitively in teams of four in this first-person-shooter console game.

  • Dave “Walshy” Walsh (Three-time national champion)
  • Ian “Enable” Wyatt
  • Mike “Flamesword” Chaves
  • Matthew “Royal 2” Fiorante
  • Paul “Snakebite” Duarte
  • Justin “Pistola” Deese
  • Justin “Roy” Brown
  • Jason “Lunchbox” Brown
  • Tom “Ogre 2” Ryan
  • TJ “Lxthul” Campbell
  • Joseph “Tizoxic” Campbell
  • Bryan “Legit” Rizzo
  • Ryan “Destin” Means

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Full Sail University: Among Top 50 Game Design Programs | Entre los Mejores 50 de programas de diseño del juego

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The Princeton Review Ranks Full Sail University  in Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs


WINTER PARK, FL, March 3, 2010 – Full Sail University, (www.fullsail.edu) an entertainment media institution near Orlando, Florida, is proud to announce it was recently named one of the top 50 undergraduate Game Design Programs out of 500 evaluated by The Princeton Review, created in partnership with GamePro Magazine.

The list is reported in GamePro’s April 2010 issue, as well as on the website of The Princeton Review and GamePro. The Princeton Review selected these 50 game design institutions based on a survey it conducted in 2009-10 offering game design coursework and/or degrees.

“We salute Full Sail University and the other outstanding institutions on our list for their exemplary work in game design education.   It has long been our mission at The Princeton Review to help students research and get into the education programs best for them,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review SVP/Publisher. “We are also committed to helping them carry that training to rewarding careers in fields they are passionate about. For the burgeoning numbers of students aspiring to careers in the rapidly growing field of game design and the companies that will need their creative talents, we hope our list will inspire many wonderful candidates to apply to these programs.”

Full Sail University offers various game degree programs: Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree Program, Game Art Bachelor of Science Degree Program, and Game Design Master of Science Degree Program; as well as Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program, and Game Art Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program.

“It is a great honor to be recognized,” said Rob Catto, Program Director of Game Studies and Math. “This goes to show how much time and dedication goes into building the precise curriculum to teach our students how to prepare for a creative and competitive career in the gaming industry.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCARÒ, EmmyÒ and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,800 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 28 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named the 2009 IT Florida “Leader of the Year” as well as “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’sReader’s Choice Awards. In addition, Full Sail University has been recognized as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

2010 Global Game Jam @ Full Sail University

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Full Sail University to Provide Host Location for the 2010 Global Game Jam

 WINTER PARK, FL, January 26, 2009 – Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution, is honored to be the only host location in the state of Florida for the 2010 Global Game Jam (www.globalgamejam.org), being held on January 29-31, 2010.

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) was established in 2009 as an International Game Developers Association (IGDA) event that brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe. Participants are given a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create a video game. The goal of the event is not to compete, but to rapidly prototype video game designs, while providing new ideas to advance the gaming industry.

“With its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to educational excellence, Full Sail University will be participating as a host location that offers an innovative environment for participants in the state of Florida,” said Susan Gold, Course Director in the Game Design Master of Science Degree Program for Full Sail University and Founder of the Global Game Jam. “Orchestrating a global picture that provides a vehicle for students, professional developers, and creative individuals to collaborate using the universal language of videogames is the rewarding result of the Global Game Jam.”

Currently, the GGJ has 133 locations in 38 countries around the world including, but not limited to: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. 

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCARÒ, EmmyÒ and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,400 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 29 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

Full Sail: A Dolby Digital Print Master Facility

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Full Sail University Named First School to House a Dolby Digital Print Master Facility in the State of Florida

Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award winning media institution, is pleased to announce our professionally designed postproduction Dubbing Stage has now received the honor of being the first school named as a Dolby® Digital print master facility in the state of Florida. Full Sail joins an exclusive list of professional facilities approved for Dolby Digital print masters.

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2009 — Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award winning media institution, is pleased to announce our professionally designed postproduction Dubbing Stage has now received the honor of being the first school named as a Dolby® Digital print master facility in the state of Florida. Full Sail joins an exclusive list of professional facilities approved for Dolby Digital print masters.

“Dolby Digital print master facilities provide the highest quality results and exceed expectations set by industry standards,” said Bill Allen, Senior Director of Production Services, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. “Housing a facility of this caliber on their campus is a testament to Full Sail’s commitment to educational excellence and an enhanced student experience.”

To achieve this status from Dolby, the Dubbing Stage went through an extensive approval process including: verifying speaker positions relative to mix position, tuning the mixing studio to match Dolby specifications, and matching Dolby required speaker levels. Dolby Applications Engineer Steve Smith visited Full Sail to commission and approve the Dubbing Stage as a Dolby Digital print master facility, and to complete the print master for the film, Letters to God, which used the Dubbing Stage to mix the film’s final soundtrack.

Full Sail’s Dubbing Stage features an up-to-date Harrison MPC3-D mixing desk, high-definition video and 35mm projectors, and multiple Pro Tools HD systems, as well as theater seats for private screenings and an Academy Award-winning theater surround sound system from JBL.

“This is great accomplishment for Full Sail University,” said Michael Orlowski, Dubbing Stage Engineer. “As a Dolby approved mix facility, we can offer Florida Filmmakers more opportunities to keep films in Florida and further expand our position as an educational leader in the entertainment industry.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 33,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,000 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 26 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

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Full Sail University @ VGA 2009: Winners & Nominated | Ganadores y nominados

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Full Sail University Congratulates Winning and Nominated Graduates at the 2009 Video Game Awards

WINTER PARK, FL, December 22, 2009 – Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu) is proud to announce that ten graduates worked on four winning games at the 2009 Video Game Awards. The former students are graduates from three Bachelor of Science Degree Programs: Recordings Arts (RA), Computer Animation (CA), and Game Development (GD). In addition, another ten graduates worked on a total of four nominated games. 

The winners include:

Best Shooter:                    
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2                   
Chance Glasco (CA – Weapon Animator)    
   
Best Action/Adventure:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Joseph Thomas (GD – Tools Programmer)             
Rodrigo Gonzalez (CA – Animator)
Justin Falgout (CA – Cinematic Animator)

Best RPG:         
Dragon Age: Origins                
Jonathan Logsdon (CA – QA Tester)       
Clark Smith (GD – Programmer)        
Michael Ramos (CA – Modeler) 
Kyle Gaulin (CA – Animator)

Best Racing Game:
Forza Motorsports
David Finlay – (CA – Vehicle Artist)
Mark Kilborn – (RA – Sound Design)

The nominees include:

Best Music Game:        
The Beatles: Rock Band                
Mike Lattiak (GD – QA Tester, Wii)        
Michael Helms (CA – Artist, Wii)        

Band Hero
Michael Masterson (GD – QA Tester)
Alejandro Garcia-Tunon (GD – Software Engineer)

Best Shooter:                    
Boarderlands                    
Joshua Davidson-RA07 (Sound Design)    
Justin Miller-CA03 (QA Lead)        
Mark Kilborn-RA04 (Audio Lead)
 

Best Action/Adventure:
Assassin’s Creed II 
Justin D. Scott-RA08 (End Credits Music)
Peter Jackson (CA – Facial Animation)

Best Platformer:
Scribblenauts    
Nathan Hernandez (CA – Animator)    
    
“It is always rewarding to hear about graduates working on gaming titles such as these, and to have a total of ten graduates contributing to four winning titles at the Video Game Awards is simply remarkable,” said Rob Catto, Program Director for Game Development. “This truly shows the hard work and dedication that our student body possesses as our current students attempt to reach the level of success that these exceptional graduates have achieved.”

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 33,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,000 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 26 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

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“Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2″ Creators @ Full Sail University

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Creators of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 to Visit Full Sail University Campus

WINTER PARK, FL, September 22, 2009 – On Thursday, September 24, Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), will welcome game development company, Vicarious Visions, creators of the video game, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, as well as four of the nine Full Sail University graduates who worked on the title, for an alumni panel presentation to discuss the launch and behind-the-scenes making of this highly anticipated game release.

The graduates will be revisiting the Full Sail University campus to speak to students, faculty and staff regarding the release of the game and how their roles as designer, animator, software engineer, and lead audio designer, contributed to the making of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

The four graduates returning for the panel are: Alejandro Garcia-Tunon (Game Development), Dan Doptis (Game Development), Brad Lindsay (Computer Animation), and Dan DiLallo (Game Development).

“Having a total of nine Full Sail graduates work on a Triple A Title from a major publisher such as Activision is simply outstanding,” said Rob Catto, Program Director for Game Development. “This panel will give our current students another valuable opportunity to interact with professionals in the game development industry who have achieved game credits on a mainstream project such as this.”

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is the follow-up game to the critically acclaimed Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Vicarious Visions is a video game development company that has developed games for the Xbox, Nintendo DS, and the Wii with games including X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Batman Begins, and Doom 3. In January 2005, Vicarious Visions was acquired by publisher Activision.

About Full Sail University:

Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 32,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail’s 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 7,000 students from 50 states and 65 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 25 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

Full Sail: New Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program

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Full Sail University Announces New Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program

Winter Park, FL, – July 27, 2009 Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media institution near Orlando, FL, is proud to announce the expansion of their Gaming curriculum into a newly developed Game Design Bachelor of Science Online Degree Program.

The new 32-month degree program is based on the core disciplines of the on-campus Game Art and Game Development Bachelor of Science Degree Programs and is designed for students who want to create compelling and inventive experiences for the next generation of games.
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