Enrolling in a college without visiting the campus is kind of like buying a car without taking it for a test drive. Any way you look at it, it’s not really recommended – especially when you’re considering a program as intensive as the ones offered at Full Sail. Enter: Full Sail’s monthly Behind the Scenes tour. The three-and-a-half-hour tour for prospective students (and their families) is a comprehensive, degree-specific look into what being a student at Full Sail is like.
“The main goal of the tour is to get prospective students on campus and let them own their passion,” says Lee Estes, Full Sail’s BTS Coordinator. “It’s for them to come to campus and decide if this will actually be their passion or not.”
The Behind the Scenes tour (or BTS for short) starts off with a live production hosted by Events Director Jay Noble in the school’s HD Studio and Daily Buzz soundstage, followed by a two-and-a-half hour degree specific tour where students will learn more about the program they’re interested in, visit classrooms, soundstages, and studios, and meet with staff and faculty members.
“The biggest benefit of the tour is that you can come in and actually get your hands on the equipment you’ll be using,” says Lee. “And actually be able to pick the brains of the instructors you’re going to be working with. Eighty percent of each program’s staff is on hand for these BTS tours.”
After a presentation from Full Sail president Garry Jones and Career Development Vice President Tammy Gilbert, the tour ends with an information fair, where guests can meet up with representatives from admissions, housing, and financial aid.
“Pretty much any question you have can get answered during the Information Fair,” says Maddie Heinen, a Lead Assistant Admissions Representative at Full Sail.
To sign up for an upcoming tour, call an admissions rep at 800.226.7625.
If you can’t make it to a monthly tour, Full Sail hosts daily tours that slightly mimic what’s offered at BTS. They’re available on the hour between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admissions reps can provide information on local hotel options, many of which provide free shuttles to campus.