Open communication with your instructor is vital for a student’s success, and instructors and students at Full Sail University use a variety of ways to stay in touch. In this video, instructors from different degree programs discuss a few of the ways they keep connected with their students.
In the Graphic Design bachelor’s degree program, course director Eric Rosenfeld discusses how the student’s schedules are flexible, and yet very demanding. Eric employs third-party communication tools to interact with students through video meetings, group chats, and global communication. Using the GoToMeeting platform, he is able to share his screen with students so they can follow along as he demonstrates graphic design techniques. Students are also able to have one-on-one meetings with their instructors online.
Music Production bachelor’s degree program instructor Dave Kropf explains that online instructors at Full Sail have office hours ranging anywhere from a traditional 9:00-5:00 during the week, to late evenings on the weekends. Online students are able to call their instructors on the phone during their office hours for questions and guidance on projects, or simply send an email for a prompt response. Dave customizes his interaction with students by creating feedback videos where he is able to demonstrate suggested changes for projects students are working on. Furthering the online communication methods, Dave is also able to livestream classroom sessions from his own home studio.
As a course director for the Game Design program, Justin Gallo talks about the online streaming platform Twitch, and how he uses the program to communicate in real time with his students. Created by a Full Sail grad, Discord is an online communication platform that some students also utilize. When it comes to virtual reality teleconferencing software, Dave and his Game Design students turn to rumii, which allows online students to join a virtual classroom where Dave has the ability to draw in 3D to provide examples and feedback to students.
Media Communications instructor Emily Wray critiques student work through video feedback sessions using screen capture technology. As students in this degree program create their own website, Emily is able to provide constructive criticism online in real time.
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Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's creative approach to education provides an immersive, fast-paced, and relevant learning experience that mirrors the workflow and collaboration found throughout today's rapidly evolving industries.
Full Sail’s areas of study include music and recording, games, art and design, film and television, technology, media and communications, business, and sports marketing. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.