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Master of Science

Instructional Design & Technology

About This Program

The Instructional Design & Technology master of science degree program is designed to provide new tools and methods to improve instruction. Some of these methods include the use of tools like Apple’s professional media creation applications and other digital media concepts – in addition to fundamental techniques like storytelling and game strategy. You’ll also explore theories about how people learn and become motivated, and learn how to create compelling and inspirational content for online curricula.

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Upcoming Start Dates
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5

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Program at a Glance




Master of Science Degree


Interested in earning a degree related to Instructional Design & Technology? Here are some degree programs offered by Full Sail University related to this master's program:

  • I want to change the way we learn for the better.
  • I am excited to learn about using gaming, audio, and film effectively in my curriculum.
  • I want to be at the forefront of the intersection of technology and course creation.
  • I want to be involved in the process of making education more inclusive and accessible.
  • Delving into instructional design methodologies while utilizing cutting-edge technology aligns with my personal and professional goals.

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Strategies for Learner Engagement - In this course, students explore cognitive, learning, and motivation theories as a first step toward understanding how to create engaging curriculum for a variety of learning styles and settings.

Filmmaking Principles for Instructional Design - This course explores the components of filmmaking, video creation, and the concept of visual literacy. Students will learn a variety of video techniques that can enhance their instructional modules.

Media Asset Creation - This course explores the power of a variety of media assets that are available to instructors and corporate trainers in developing online learning products, in-class presentations, and corporate learning modules.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud w/Captivate (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Apple USB-C to USB Adapter
  • Blue Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone
  • BOYA BY-M1 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Google Cardboard Headset
  • Oben TTVLK-8 Tripod Vlogging Kit with Ring Light
  • SLIK U8800L Tripod
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Screenflow (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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