Is there an App for that? If so, someone has created it—why can’t that someone be you? Information Technology and Software Development are fairly common, but Full Sail University offers one of the only full programs of study dedicated to mobile development. As web-based applications, smart phones, and tablets continue to transform the way we live, the demand for this kind of degree will only increase.
With a three-fold focus on design, usability, and programming, Full Sail’s Mobile Development program includes the following highlights:
- Android Application Development
- iOS Application Development
- Integrated Product Development
- Mobile Business & Marketing
- Mobile Game Design
- Mobile Interface and Usability
This 32-month program gives students a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as the skills needed to compete in one of the fastest growing areas of software development. Students learn how to create professional mobile apps, from the preproduction stage to design and even marketing. The first classes in the program lay the foundation by presenting design-specific principles for various device types and stressing the importance of creating an intuitive mobile experience.
Building on those basic principles, students learn industry-standard programming languages as well as ones for specialized mobile platforms. Class projects include creation of original applications in students’ areas of interest, which may include multimedia entertainment, productivity, or video games. The program is also designed to equip students to branch out on their own; it covers market research, distribution, and promotion—the areas of business you need to understand in order to work at a corporation or your own startup company.
As an award-winning online entertainment media university, Full Sail is possibly the best school to offer such a program. Test-driving its innovative web portal will convince almost anyone that the school is serious about technology and equipped to take its students to the next level. The school’s web portal has a crisp, professional design that’s thorough, intuitive, and just plain smart.
Like the most popular mobile devices on the market, Full Sail uses the newest Mac technology for its customized curriculum; in fact, all students are required to purchase a new MacBook Pro upon enrollment. The cost of the laptop is in addition to tuition, which runs $6,750 per semester for the Mobile Development program, which is 8 semesters long. Full Sail’s website claims that most students can qualify to have 100% financed and that their admissions department can help prospective students pursue both private and public funding options.
For more information about Full Sail’s Mobile Development program, see their listing online.