Full Sail Real World Education Serves as Presenting Sponsor of Otronicon and Offers Inside Look at Video Game Careers and Development

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Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be returning for the third year as the presenting sponsor for Otronicon (http://www.otronicon.org), the ultimate video game experience happening in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. With nearly 20,000 visitors each year, Otronicon further establishes Full Sail as one of the leading gaming schools in the world, and offers Full Sail an additional venue to introduce their leading-edge educational training through workshops available to students and to the public during the anticipated convention.

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be returning for the third year as the presenting sponsor for Otronicon (http://www.otronicon.org), the ultimate video game experience happening in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. With nearly 20,000 visitors each year, Otronicon further establishes Full Sail as one of the leading gaming schools in the world, and offers Full Sail an additional venue to introduce their leading-edge educational training through workshops available to students and to the public during the anticipated convention.

Starting on Friday, January 18, staff from the Game Development department of Full Sail will be lending their talents to instruct workshops in Game Design, Game Development and Asset Production. Each area of instruction will have numerous courses designed to allow students to gain a fundamental understanding of video game development. "The focus of Otronicon is to bring the gaming industry to the community. Through the workshops, we are able to showcase all of the aspects of gaming and various jobs available through this business," said Erik Noteboom, Director of Education for Digital Arts at Full Sail.

Also available during Otronicon are a wide variety of video game and simulation activities for individuals of all ages to experience, including playing Halo 3 on the Orlando Science Center Cinedome, learning to fly in a military simulator, and showing your skills on the large production Rock Band stage. A full list of Otronicon activities can be found at http://www.otronicon.org.

"Otronicon represents an industry that is continuously growing as it raises the bar on training and educational tools," added Noteboom. "This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn of the career possibilities within the gaming industry, and it creates an increase in national attention for gaming while creating a stronger digital media element for Central Florida."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been 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 http://www.fullsail.com.

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