Full Sail University Reviews - Bachelor's in MusicSee reviews of all programs at Full Sail University
Between the course directors and their level of engagement with students, the courses and their ability to provide valuable insights into the music industry, and the rigor (consistency and the level of challenge offered by classes), this program has definitely helped me learn an exceptional amount when it comes to my desired career within the music industry. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a career within the entertainment or music industry.
After putting in the work to obtain my Bachelor's I gave up my social life to get my act together and really put in the time to achieve my degree. It wasn't easy but the experience and networking between fellow students helped me to get a different perspective of the degree program. I used this knowledge of the music business to get opportunities working in school districts teaching music history and also putting bands together and how to manage them. It was a great experience for me and if you get the chance I'd ask you to check it out for yourself.
This review is to give you a real world perspective on what life is like once you finish with Full Sail University. To start the professors and support team around them are great and are really there to help you as much as possible. They only have you for a month and your one of 30-60+ students. I learned a lot from them staying after class and asking as much questions as I could. The biggest thing that I would like to warn perspective students who are thinking of going here would be to really stop and look at what job you want and go onto Indeed or LinkedIn an see where other people went to school if that information is available. A lot of the requirements of jobs will say "4 year school" which Full Sail is not. Before I attended Full Sail I overheard one of it's staff at a opening ceremony saying they think of themselves as the Harvard of MultiMedia Schools. I can assure they are not. Furthermore I would like to add in how hard it will be to obtain a job once you get out. To pay bills and the enormous student debt I now carry from Full Sail I took a job as a Technical recruiter. This job would have calling on job seekers for some of Orlando's best companies to work for. When I had to chance to speak with the hiring managers of EA Sports, Disney, NBC and other larger companies I asked them what they thought of Full Sail and it's graduates without disclosing I was a graduate of that school. They had told me that many of their positions that they hire for at an entry level positions they will not even look a Full Sail resume due to lack of skills and education the school puts into their students. Not to say that the teachers and professors aren't doing their job, but more so teaching programs that aren't used in near by companies students might work for someday. To add to this, they do hire right out of school students from University of Central Florid (UCF) which will be A LOT CHEAPER to attend then Full Sail and is right down the street. I still keep in good contact with a lot of my former friends who I met at Full Sail and the trend I have noticed the most is that 75% of them have posted they have either enrolled in a better and more well known school like Penn State, LSU, UCF, NYU among others that employers know and want to hire from. The fact is Full Sail just isn't that well known and because it accepts anyone with a heat beat and will graduate anyone who just barely pays attention, the few that do know Full Sail have mixed reviews and more often then not lean on the negative side. So if you're reading this and you have just finished high school or are thinking of going back to finish school just know that the debt you will carry from this school will eat up all of your paycheck once you finish. If you think you will delay your payments don't, they will only grow and grow. If there is any wisdom I can share is find another school that is more affordable and well known. I worked my butt off while I was there completing 3 internships for COX Radio, an internet marketing start up and a recording studio to gain experience. I worked in the media center and was a teachers assistant to save on expenses so my debt would be lower and I still have a enormous amount of debt and I'm now looking into going back to an accredited school for a degree that is employable. Thank you and best of luck in your future!
Full Sail is an amazing school! Definitely a hands on experience with incredible professors. There was constantly new industry professionals coming to campus to talk about their jobs and give advice on your future careers. There is always an event on campus catering to your degree. Be ready to work long hours and have short breaks. But in my opinion, getting a 4 year degree in 2 makes it all worth it in the end.
As someone who had a terrible high school experience and wanted to go to college but was afraid of another 4 years of negativity, I chose Full Sail and loved my decision. My college is in session all year long in order to allow the students to graduate in around 2 years, depending on their course. Full Sail allowed me to work at my own pace, is super hands on/interactive, VERY major specific, and even the basic education course (math, science, english, etc.) all catered to my career path and didn't make me feel like I was wasting my time. Whether on campus or online the curriculum is quality and all of the staff and instructors are easy to work with. I think it is fantastic that there is a school out there for all the "different learners" and industry passionate students that just want to get started working and don't want to have a typical college experience (dorms, 4 years, greek life, sports, etc.).