Happy Customer of Full Sail University
I didn't go to the film school but I did go through the Game Design Masters program. So while I can't speak to the quality of the film school, I can, however, speak to the quality of the overall Full Sail experience.
If you're on this website I'm sure you've seen someone say "You get out of Full Sail what you put into Full Sail." Meaning YOU determine the quality of the education you get when you attend this school. This, of course, may very well be propaganda spread by the school. In fact, I'm sure it is.
But thing is... it's true.
Graduating Full Sail isn't an automatic ticket into your field of choice. An employer is not going to hire you because you went to school there. They'll hire you because you're damn good at what you do. YOU have to go above and beyond the minimum effort required to make it out of Full Sail to land the job you want.
The teachers there will help you if you want to take those extra steps, but like any other school (I completed a Computer Science B.S. at a traditional, 4 year liberal arts school, so I do have a frame of reference) they aren't going to go out of their way to single you out to help you ... you're not their only student.
As far as getting a job afterwards... be persistent. I'm almost 3 years out of Full Sail and I JUST landed a job as a Producer at an AAA video game studio, working on a "Game of the Year" type title.
It took a lot of hard work and patience to get where I am now, and it's going to even more hard work to get where I want to go next, but I made it. I made it. No one did it for me. If I had failed... then it would have been MY failure, not Full Sail's. ============================
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I have to agree because it is common sense that if you work hard and are persistent then you will find work. The problem is that your logic also applies to students taking the same course at a much less expensive School.
If hard work and persistence is all it takes then attending a Community College should result in the same conclusion.
I am not dishing Full Sail but you didn't even take Film Studies at Full Sail. That is what so many here are trying to learn more about.
I appreciate your input and congratulate you on your job.