Curt Schilling and 38 Studios Visit Full Sail University
01-Jun-2011 | News-Press Release
WINTER PARK, FL, May 26, 2011 –In May 2011, Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) welcomed 38 Studios (38studios.com), the Providence, Rhode Island-headquartered entertainment and IP creation company. Senior staff from 38 Studios, including Curt Schilling, the company’s Founder and former Major League Baseball and World Series-winning pitcher, held interviews to recruit graduates for potential job openings and concluded the visit with a lecture and Q&A session for students, staff, and faculty.
Founded by Schilling in late 2006, 38 Studios assembled a team of world-class creative talent to bring to life epic new intellectual property in an effort to redefine conventional entertainment. In 2009, 38 Studios acquired Big Huge Games and its award-winning products and team, adding new game titles and platforms to its first original IP, including 38 Studios' hotly anticipated debut video game release Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™, due in 2012.
“Full Sail clearly understands what a 'live development' environment looks like," said Schilling, "and their students are getting a great head start to working in the game industry.”
Currently the company is in development on a broad range of products including online and console video games, toys, novels, comics, film, TV and other forms of digital media. 38 Studios' first products will be based on an original fantasy universe, Amalur™, guided by world-renowned comic book and toy creator Todd McFarlane and best-selling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore. To bring this epic world to life, 38 Studios employs skilled and dedicated artists, programmers, designers, writers, and others drawn from the world's most successful companies, all of whom join 38 Studios with the common goal of creating a unique entertainment experience by combining the art of the story with 21st century interactive entertainment.
“Our students and alumni are always interested in learning more about those who share our passion for combining technology and creativity,” said Jay Noble, Director of Alumni for Full Sail University. “We were honored and delighted to have had the opportunity to have Curt and 38 Studios visit the campus to discuss their real-world industry experiences with our students, and we look forward to their future return to our campus.”
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® 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 13,000 students from 50 states and 49 countries. Full Sail currently offers a total of 37 Associate, Bachelor, and Master campus degree and online degree programs including: Computer Animation, Creative Writing for Entertainment, Digital Arts & Design, Digital Cinematography, Education Media Design & Technology, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Media Design, Mobile Development, Music Business, Music Production, New Media Journalism, Recording Arts, Recording Engineering, Show Production, Sports Marketing & Media, and Web Design & Development. Full Sail was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges; The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine; 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; 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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