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Full Sail University | MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Students of Full Sail University's Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program are given the opportunity to enhance their understanding of instructional design principles and practices and further their knowledge of instructional technologies. Learn more about this online MS degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

School Offering Program:

Full Sail University

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Program Prerequisites:

Strong technical skills and an academic background in education or educational administration would prove beneficial to potential students of the MS in Instructional Design and Technology program. All applicants to Full Sail University's graduate programs should have an undergraduate degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Learning and motivation theories, techniques for enhancing learner engagement, and content delivery are among the topics addressed in Full Sail University's Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program. Students have the chance to learn how to develop class presentations and online training modules, use music and audio technologies in instructional design, motivate learners through game strategies, and apply filmmaking techniques for visual learning opportunities. Some classes also focus on corporate training aspects, delving into such topics as instructional methodologies, the use of assessments and other evaluation tools, and online training development. A final project allows students to draw on all concepts studied throughout the 12-month program to create their own instructional model and explain the methodologies used to bring the project to completion.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Full Sail University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Once enrolled in this master's degree program, students will be required to complete 12 3-credit courses in order to graduate. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Full Sail University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Instructional Design and Technology Major Courses (36 credits)

  • Mastery: Personal Development and Leadership
  • Strategies for Learner Engagement
  • Visual and Verbal Communication in Instructional Design
  • Corporate Training and Motivational Development
  • Instructional Design and Evaluation
  • Digital Media and Learning Applications
  • Music and Audio for Instructional Design
  • Filmmaking Principles for Instructional Design
  • Game Strategies and Motivation
  • Learning Management Systems and Organization
  • Media Asset Creation
  • Instructional Design and Technology Final Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After being awarded the MS degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Full Sail University, graduates might qualify for positions in public and private colleges or universities as well as elementary, middle, or high schools. They might also pursue relevant positions in corporate HR departments or management consulting firms. They could be responsible for areas of curriculum development, training materials creation, motivational speaking, or learning technology management.

Examples of job titles that graduates might pursue include:

  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional consultant
  • Learning and development specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Performance improvement consultant

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