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Full Sail Launches MacBook Pro & Final Cut Studio Creative Environment

Full Sail Real World Education announced Project LaunchBox, a first-of-its-kind campus-wide program that enables Full Sail students with Apple technology to create music, film, games, animation and design.

Project LaunchBox complements Full Sail's programs across six different disciplines by providing students with a complete mobile studio comprising of a MacBook Pro notebook computer loaded with software, such as Apple's Final Cut Studio video production suite.

"Apple has proven, over time, to be a pioneer and a leader in the creative industries, making its products and solutions the obvious choice for Full Sail," said Garry Jones, president of Full Sail. "With a MacBook Pro and powerful software, such as Final Cut Studio, Project LaunchBox enables students to express unique stories digitally without limits."

"Full Sail is one of the most innovative and technically adept colleges," said John Couch, vp of education for Apple. "We are thrilled to work with Full Sail on this exciting new adventure for the school's students and faculty and can't wait to see the results of their creativity."

Full Sail selected Apple's MacBook Pro because it provides desktop performance in a thin sleek notebook design, making it ideal for intensive creative tasks involving graphics, video editing and music encoding that are the lifeblood for students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.

With Project LaunchBox, students have access to Apple's complete line of creative software tools that address the needs of beginners and advanced professionals alike: iLife, Apple's award-winning suite of digital applications that includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb; and iWork, Apple's productivity suite that enables cinema-quality presentations. The customized sets of pro-level applications include software packages such as Apple's Logic Pro 7 for music and audio creation and Final Cut Studio for realtime video and motion-graphics production. With this combination, Full Sail students will now have uninterrupted access to the software applications they need and can have their portfolio available at their fingertips.

"Project LaunchBox is an exciting opportunity to use the creative industry's leading tools," said Full Sail student Andrew Michell. "MacBook Pro and Final Cut Studio will help me to become an industry professional."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, Florida, has been an educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With more than 25,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, bestselling videogames and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. For more information, visit www.fullsail.com.

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