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| I cannot give a full review because I have not yet finished my course but I will give you my current opinion. I have been at Full Sail for about 8 months in the Film program. I will admit there are some very useless classes such as Computer Science and Internet and English Composition Online but those are minor issues. My experience so far has been very positive. I have learned invaluable information about filmmaking and movies. Full Sail is a school where you get what you put in. If you go expecting to pass all of your classes, graduate, show your diploma at an interview, and get hired you are looking in the wrong place. Full Sail is a hands on school. You need to get out there and get experience by using what they teach you. They do not treat it as a school, they treat it as training for the rest of your life. Grades do not get you jobs in the film industry, experience does. I have met many wonderful friends at this school and not just buddies but people I would want to work with in the future. You will have to work hard if you choose to go to this school. And you will have to volunteer for projects outside of school whenever possible. If you give 110% you will get it back. |
|Apr 25 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| i just graduated from full sail w/ top honors and more awards than anyone has ever earned in my program. To be honest, i have barely done anything in school besides not skipping school and not being late, but after graduation, I was contacted by several top studios in the world and offered interviews and whatnot. I went to the interviews and scored them and now I have trouble deciding which one to go to. |
Oh, and I don't understand people ranting about the crazy schedules or deadlines either. The school clearly says it offers "real world education". Please learn to read.
I have to say, I am very impressed with the career dev department, as they literally handed me the jobs. I once doubted them and was warned that I should just do my own job hunting, but they literally spoon-fed me the jobs before I even looked anything up.
Bottom line, it's a cruise for me, but career dev feeds you jobs in cool places. And that is one of the most important things - getting your foot in the door. I can honestly tell you that if it weren't for Full Sail, these Grammy-winning pals would not have offered me a job in a million years. Oh, and I would not have met Buford Jones and Chris Lord-Alge. The challenges are ahead, in the real world.
Overall, I do not regret going to FS at all. And who cares about all that accreditation bs? I don't need it to score a job, hell, I got a bunch of interviews lined up before I even graduated, and now I have several job offers less than 2 weeks after I graduated.
I'd even recommend you to go to FS, not because of the amazing staff or gear, but because of what you can put down on your resume to show people what you have done and what you are capable of.As for Full Sail reputation? People can say w/e they want, but this is what I can tell you from my own experience, some don't care, but other top facilities specifically ask for top FS grads, i.e. Avatar studios(the old Power Station studios).
|Feb 25 2013|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| i've been studying at Full Sail now three months. The classmates are extremely friendly (in a positive way), open minded and very creative. The courses are what are expected to be, the faculty and staff are very helpful, and though the degrees price are expensive, are in the average with other universities. The difference is that Full Sail gives you the option to finish early and that, obviously, raise the price, but is an option. You can also select the bachelor (for example) and do it in three years and that is going to low the semester price. |
|Feb 17 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |