Full Sail University held a groundbreaking for its new Full Sail Studios Gateway project on February 24th, unveiling the renderings of a 2.2 acre landmark project that includes a live performance venue, a studio complex which holds a state-of-the-art game production studio and flagship recording studio, an outdoor plaza courtyard, and an expansion to the on-campus professional film studio Backlot.

“Working with Full Sail on such projects as the Film Backlot, it is refreshing to see Full Sail using immersive, themed environments to complement and enhance the education of their students,” says Bill Nassal of the The Nassal Company, whose team of artisans and craftsmen will help create the realistic locales in the backlot. “This creative, outside of the box approach separates Full Sail from other institutions and provides an extraordinary value to the student experience.”

Located outside of Orlando, Florida, Full Sail University dubs itself one of the premier entertainment media universities in the world, having many graduates who go on to collect awards and accolades in every genre of media and gaming. This year 15 graduates worked on Oscar-winning films, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Dark Knight.