CAK partners with Full Sail University

Jay FitzOur Town Youth, West Knox County

The digital media program at Christian Academy of Knoxville has recently been named a Full Sail University High School Partnership Program for its emphasis on creative thinking and hands-on curricula encouraging students to pursue their dreams within the entertainment, media, arts and technology industries.

The program identifies and supports distinguished high school programs nationwide focused on career and technical pathways. All qualifying programs exhibit a focused curriculum track, utilize industry tools, demonstrate project-based learning and are led by distinguished educators who encourage creative communities.

The digital media program at CAK is tier-based and allows students to gain a solid foundation in the industry by being fully immersed in it from day one. Students complete the multi-year program having had hands-on experience with audio, advanced lighting, editing, multi-camera productions, newscasts, cinematic short films, podcasts, interviews, live event broadcasting through the Warrior Network and much more.

Johnathan Sessoms

Leading the digital media program is Johnathan Sessoms who taught at Full Sail University for seven years as well as has over 15 years of experience working in the entertainment industry.

“I am beyond excited to merge two of my favorite places together and partner Full Sail University with CAK. Having taught there myself, I can see that we’re bringing something special to our digital media program through Full Sail’s outstanding industry-leading education.” says Sessoms.

A proud supporter of creativity throughout its over 40-year history, Full Sail University is dedicated to the development of future entertainment and media professionals. Therefore, graduates from CAK who meet the college’s admission requirements will qualify for a $15k Gateway Scholarship for high school seniors offered exclusively to High School Partnership Program students looking to further education at Full Sail University.

Full Sail University is a private for-profit university in Winter Park, Florida. It was formerly a recording studio in Ohio named Full Sail Productions and Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts. The school moved to Florida in 1980 and began offering online degrees in 2007.

Check Full Sail admission standards and class offerings here.

Christian Academy of Knoxville contributed to this report.

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