Past Event Highlights

Full Sail's annual Hall of Fame since 2009

The Full Sail University Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of select Full Sail graduates who have excelled in their career field.

Six new graduates are chosen for the Hall of Fame each year. In order to be considered for induction, grads must have at least ten years of industry experience. More importantly, the alumni must show a passion and dedication for their career that serves as a model for future artists and the Full Sail community.

Hundreds of candidates are considered for selection, and the individuals chosen for a given year's class are confirmed by a Full Sail committee of faculty, administrators, and past Hall of Fame inductees.

The inductees' career accomplishments are highlighted at the on-campus Hall of Fame exhibit, which features a 60-foot mixed-media wall that includes video, sound, pictures, and credits of chosen graduates, as well as artifacts and memorabilia from their work in the industry.

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Featured Lectures

The Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur

Fusing creative instincts and business acumen isn't always the easiest thing; these successful grads will share their unique insights on what it takes to keep the inspiration flowing while keeping the bills paid.

'Thriller' and Beyond: Bruce Swedien's Life in Music

Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Bruce Swedien provides an intimate look back at his legendary career, discussing his recording techniques and sharing audio clips from memorable sessions. Bruce's resume includes credits on albums from Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and more.

The Business of Commercial Art

Jayson Whitmore, a Full Sail graduate and Executive Creative Director / founding member of We Are Royale, shares his experience and a few exciting pieces of work while exploring how he created and helps run an award-winning design and production studio in Los Angeles, California.

Mindy Stockfield (VP of Marketing, MTV) talks about future trends and the amazing and exciting impact of technology across media.

The Realities of Life in Game Development

Video game studios bring together a number of different creative types, from artists and programmers to the business-minded. Navigating the different personalities you'll meet is as much of a challenge as the technical work that goes into software development, and these Full Sail University grads and industry professionals will share their day-to-day experiences, as well as the challenges of transitioning to different studios and different roles.

Frozen, Taylor Swift, and Why Spotify Hasn't Killed the CD Yet

Is physical media still important in a world of on-demand streaming? For 2014's biggest releases, the answer was a resounding "Yes."

Induction Ceremony

Marcella Araica Full Sail University Hall of Fame Speech

Recording Arts graduate/Recording & Mix Engineer Marcella Araica speaks at her induction into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame on February 14, 2013.

Marc Broussard Sings the National Anthem (Live from Full Sail University's Hall of Fame)

Marc Broussard performs the National Anthem during the 4th annual Hall of Fame celebration at Full Sail University's Florida campus.

Darren Bousman Full Sail University 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Speech

Darren Bousman is a popular writer and director whose early success came with three consecutive number one hits in the Saw franchise, Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, which have grossed a combined total of $450 million worldwide. His additional credits include the horror projects 11-11-11 and Mother's Day, as well as the cult musical Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Music Festival

Jeremy Ellis (Full Sail University Hall of Fame Music Festival)

Jeremy Ellis performs on campus at the Hall of Fame Music Festival for Full Sail University's 5th Annual Hall of Fame.

Courrier (Full Sail University Hall of Fame Music Festival)

Courrier performs on campus at the Hall of Fame Music Festival for Full Sail University's 5th Annual Hall of Fame.

Beebs and Her Money Makers (Full Sail University Hall of Fame Music Festival)

Beebs and Her Money Makers perform on campus at the Hall of Fame Music Festival for Full Sail University's 5th Annual Hall of Fame.

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