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PRO WRESTLING: WWE NXT provides experience for Full Sail students

WWE utilizes the state-of-the-art Full Sail Live studio for NXT live specials and taped shows, seen on WWE Network. Full Sail Live is on the grounds of Full Sail University in Winter Park, near the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Full Sail University students learn by working with the WWE production team before, during and after shows.
WWE utilizes the state-of-the-art Full Sail Live studio for NXT live specials and taped shows, seen on WWE Network. Full Sail Live is on the grounds of Full Sail University in Winter Park, near the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Full Sail University students learn by working with the WWE production team before, during and after shows. Photo By Jim Varsallone

Teamwork between WWE and Full Sail University allows students at the college to get hands-on experience working on WWE television programming -- live and taped.

WWE utilizes the state-of-the-art Full Sail Live studio for NXT live specials and taped shows, seen on WWE Network. Full Sail Live is on the grounds of Full Sail University in Winter Park, near the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.

Students learn audio, lighting, video and more by working with WWE production team members before, during and after NXT shows.

Full Sail University student Tom Payne, 22, of Jackson County, Mich. worked with WWE for its “NXT TakeOver: Rival” live special in February on WWE Network.

“It’s been a great experience,” said Payne, also learning/working NXT house shows. “This is above and beyond what I expected.”

Payne, who grew up a pro wrestling fan with favorites like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and Macho Man Randy Savage, is learning audio. He is also interested in lighting. In his second year at Full Sail, he is majoring in show production. A master’s degree in entertainment business is one option after graduation.

WWE, which started working with Full Sail in 2012, provides scholarships to deserving Full Sail University students.

Led by President Garry Jones, Full Sail University is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor's degrees and master’s degrees in audio, film, design, computer animation, business, and other fields.

The school features 49 degree programs and two graduate certificates as well as online degrees. It has a student population of around 16,000.

http://www.fullsail.edu/

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