Full Sail University to Co-Present Game Design Classes During the Orlando Science Center's Summer Camp Program

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From August 11-15, Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) will co-present game design classes from 9AM-4:15PM for students in grades seven through nine at the Orlando Science Center (OSC) as part of their School Break Camps Program.

From August 11-15, 2008, Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) will co-present game design classes from 9 AM-4:15 PM for students in grades seven through nine at the Orlando Science Center (OSC) as part of their School Break Camps Program.

Children interested in game design are encouraged to enroll in the program which allows them to explore the world of computer games in a fun, entertaining environment. Full Sail University instructors will educate each student on how to create their own game with characters and graphics of their choice. Students will be broken down into teams to build their unique game which will be presented as their final project on the Full Sail University campus on August 15 in the Entertainment Business Auditorium.

"I teach fun!" said Steve VanZandt, Course Director for the Game Development Program at Full Sail. "Watching the imagination of each child translated into a game that can be played and presented is a rewarding and memorable experience. Being a participant in the game design class gives the children a chance to get a taste of what it is really like to be a mastermind behind the games they love to play."

Parents who would like to obtain more information on the game design class can contact OSC at 407-514-2112 or they can register their child online by visiting http://www.osc.org. Discounts are available to OSC members.

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 27,500 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 185-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 50 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of fifteen 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 and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design (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 (FAPSC) and most recently was named "School/College of the Year" by FAPSC as well. The university 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.edu.

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