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A Bachelor’s Degree Developed in Collaboration with Emmy-Winning Sportscaster Dan Patrick

With over 20 years of experience in the sportscasting industry, including as a studio host on ESPN’s SportsCenter (where he won an Emmy and a National Sportscaster of the Year Award), and his current show on NBCMS and Sirius XM Radio, Dan Patrick is a perfect fit to collaborate with Full Sail University to create this new sportscasting degree program.

To get into this business, you need to have experience just to get your foot in the door. We created this degree to give students opportunities to prove and refine their talents while they’re still in school – not just after they’ve graduated."

—Dan Patrick

To get into this business, you need to have experience just to get your foot in the door. We created this degree to give students opportunities to prove and refine their talents while they’re still in school – not just after they’ve graduated."

—Dan Patrick

Curriculum Built With Real-World Experience and Industry Expertise

A unique combination of Full Sail University’s innovative education model and Dan Patrick’s years of industry experience, this degree prepares students with constant real-world experience both on camera and behind the scenes.

The accelerated curriculum, which can be completed in less than two years, includes on-camera experience in voice training and live presentation, as well as courses covering behind-the-scenes skills like journalism and multimedia storytelling and a focus on emerging technologies and broadcast opportunities like gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality.

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Journalism & Multimedia Storytelling

Students will practice pitching, writing, and editing stories for media types ranging from broadcast to social media on a variety of sports topics, with an emphasis on professional workflow and tight deadlines. In addition to traditional newsgathering, students will learn the elements of effective storytelling as they apply to array of written and visual formats. Read more...

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Voice Training & Live Presentation

Skill in vocal performance is crucial for any successful sports broadcaster and communicator. Students will learn how to recognize and develop vocal richness and authenticity, while exploring the philosophy of communicating with audiences. Read more...

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Emerging Sports Media Technologies

Students will become familiar with production and media technologies as they relate to presentation, content creation, and audience engagement, discovering broadcast opportunities for new and progressive technologies such as gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Read more...

Developed by Experts, Taught by Pros

Over my 20 years at ESPN, I was privileged to be able to help with mentoring and developing talent. I'm excited to be able to share what I've learned with students at Full Sail."

—Gus Ramsey Program Director

Gus Ramsey

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Guest Faculty Straight From the Industry

Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting also features direct interaction and teaching from some of the industry’s most accomplish veterans.

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Ed Goren

President, Ed Goren Sports Media

FOX Sports | Emmy-Award Winner

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Jay Harris

Sports Journalist, ESPN

SportsCenter | Baseball Tonight

Kraig Kann
Kraig Kann

Sports Journalist / Consultant / Speaker

GOLF CHANNEL/NBC I Kann Advisory Group

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Bill Simmons

Founder and CEO, The Ringer

30 for 30 | NYTimes Best-Selling Author

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Sage Steele

Sports Journalist, ESPN

SportsCenter | NFL Live

[This] is the perfect situation for me to bring both my expertise, and the expertise of many of my colleagues in the industry, and to marry those with Full Sail’s expertise in education."

—Dan Patrick

[This] is the perfect situation for me to bring both my expertise, and the expertise of many of my colleagues in the industry, and to marry those with Full Sail’s expertise in education."

—Dan Patrick