View Full Version : Full Sail Scam?
12-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Is it true? I've heard things like regarded as the Harvard for Video Gmae Devlopers and then I've heard this.
The reason I'm asking is because it's almost time to choose a college, and it was one of them on my list untill I did some reasearch... now I'm all.. eh...
There's always mixed reviews about any school from what I've seen. A friend of mine actually attended Full Sail and as far as I know, he has a job in the industry and is doing fine after he was done.
There's actually several gaming schools I know of. Full Sail is one, there is also one in Texas (Guildhall at SMU (http://guildhall.smu.edu/)) and in Washington (DigiPen (https://www.digipen.edu/)). DigiPen has been around the longest, iirc, and from what I've read about Guildhall, they're pretty good with their materials and teachers.
02-20-2011, 12:24 AM
Most of what you find on the internet about Full Sail is pretty negative. Why is that? I think it's because their admissions reps are less than honest with potential students... I'm guessing the admissions folks work on commission not unlike used car dealers and vacation time-share salesmen. Full Sail is expensive and many of the instructors are Full Sail grads.... interpret that as you will. The school requires as little as a GED and a checkbook for admission which sets the academic bar quite low. Here's a link to my blog about the school...
02-20-2011, 12:41 AM
^^Is your purpose in life to google 'full sail' and plug your blog?
Full Sail sounds a lot like some TV colleges, like ITT Tech and Vaterott. They'll finance you even if you don't qualify, and the classes are jokes. Maybe talk to a rep and take notes, and watch out for buzzwords and crap like that.
02-20-2011, 01:24 AM
Interesting I was just browsing the website of Full Sail when I saw this post. I'm sceptic about the online education thing. You miss the real communication with smart people on campus. For example - when I was studing for an engineering degree I wasn't that good at electronics at all, all my focus was software developement. What happened is that I made a few friends that are smart and could help me alot with analog and digital design. And I was way better than them in software developement. So we were able to work as a team and help each other. And we were able to do some projects. I learned alot from them and they did learned from me too. I can't see that happening online.
That's definitely something you can't do with an online learning experience but learning online is more for the folks who have a FT job and can't attend classes on a regular basis. It's something that each student will have to consider when enrolling. But enough about this - this thread is old. (And I'm taking out that link too)
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