Full Sail University is a private for-profit university in Winter Park, Florida.It was formerly a recording studio in Ohio named Full Sail Productions and Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts.The school moved to Florida in 1980 and began offering online degrees in 2007..Full Sail is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in audio, design, computer animation and business. In November 2018, it had approximately 8,921 students at its Winter Park Campus, as well as 10,250 students enrolled in online courses.
Full Sail University was founded by Jon Phelps in Dayton, Ohio, in 1979.Its curriculum was centered on recording arts and offered courses in audio engineering It relocated to Orlando, Florida, in 1980 and added new courses to its core recording arts program. In 1989, Full Sail moved to its current location at Winter Park, Florida; the following year, it was accredited to grant specialized associate degrees.
The university moved to Winter Park in 1989. Full Sail University's approximately 200-acre (81-hectare) campus is located 8.6 miles (13.8 kilometers) northeast of downtown Orlando. The campus has soundstages, a film backlot, and 110 studios. An office building for teaching staff for the online degree program was leased in 2009