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Xencelabs, Full Sail University Team Up To Outfit Students With Professional Tools For Gaming Education

Xencelabs Technologies and Full Sail University are joining forces to give computer animation and gaming students an education in the digital technologies used in today’s professional creative environments. As part of the agreement, Full Sail U will use Xencelabs’ Pen Tablet Medium as a teaching and design tool in its on-campus and online Computer Animation Bachelor of Science Degree and Game Art Bachelor of Science Degree programs. Having access to these professional-grade products enables the students and faculty to engage in a more dynamic educational experience, and also gives students a preview of the technologies they’ll start using when they begin their professional careers.

“We encourage our students to explore and push their creativity to the next level,” said Pete Bandstra, Program Director of Computer Animation at Full Sail University. “Tablet technology allows students to establish a more hands-on connection to their artwork. By providing our students with industry-standard technology during their time with us, they can harness the tools they will be using and encountering in the industry and throughout their professional careers.”

The Xencelabs tablets are integrated into the overall mix of technology available to Full Sail students early in their degree programs. Students are using them to develop 3D models in the 3D Foundations course, create sketches in the Fundamentals of Art courses, and paint materials for digital sculpting as they grow their skills.

The tablets are also included in Full Sail’s Project LaunchBox, a kit all Full Sail students receive with a laptop computer loaded with powerful software and other hardware components, all customized to their degree program and included in their tuition.

Full Sail offers degrees in almost every aspect of entertainment, media, arts, and emerging technologies, with an approach centered on real-world industry experience and creative problem-solving. The school was recently ranked #1 on the “Top 10 Animation Bachelor of Science Programs in the U.S.” by Animation Career Review in 2021.

(All information was provided by AV Network)

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