Full Sail University Reviews - Multimedia Design

3.29 out of 5 stars
(3 Reviews)
  • Winter Park (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,109
33% of 3 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 3 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
KW - 4/3/2017
Degree: Multimedia Design
Graduation Year: 2016
"Full Sail fails at a lot of things, but so do most colleges. There is nothing you can learn at a university that you cannot learn from Youtube and Google. However, I have had directors, casting agents, production companies, and so much more just interview me because I went to Full Sail. When I did get the job I had to prove myself, when I didn't I only had myself to blame. All of the negative comment on here are, more than likely, from students who could not make it by themselves. Full Sail is fast paced and a lot of what you will learn you can find out on Youtube or Google, but there are a few things that you would never know to research without the help of the professors. Full Sail is hard as any other school will be and you gamble either way, but I, personally, believe it is worth it. However the career services, for me, are not up to par! I found all my jobs myself, but fill sail gave me the skills to get those jobs."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Harriet A Smith - 9/9/2016
Degree: Multimedia Design
Graduation Year: 2011
"I originally went to Full Sail expecting to graduate then slowly go become a rock star. Went to school first for Recording Arts, but halfway through my degree I switched to the associates track and went into Digital Arts to be able to do more professional work (originally aimed for something in advertising, with a goal of doing music for film.) I LOVED my years here. It was an extensive education, hard earned but well worth it. That said, this is not a school for everyone. The classes are hard. There is an assumption of knowledge (at least in Digital Arts) which meant, don't get me wrong, skipping to the advanced stuff (especially later on) was great, but if you'd missed a concept you could find yourself scrambling to keep up. If you tell people you graduated from Full Sail in the industry, you get one of two reactions. One - "what the heckĀ is that?" Or two - "holy crap, you actually graduated?" It's known for being a bit of a trial by fire, and it certainly earned that definition in my eyes. But it set me up to be able to do a lot of different things. I've worked for Bose as a technologist, done messaging work for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, and done contract work with HBO, Food Network, SAP and Africa Home TV. I've worked on apps and video games, I've built websites and high end presentations, and all of that wouldn't have been possible without the education I got here. Know what you're getting into before you start, but it's worth it."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Reinaldo - 3/25/2016
Degree: Multimedia Design
Graduation Year: 1998
"Full Sail is not worth it, it will give you a taste on everything but after graduating you will seat in front of a computer incapable of doing anything and now with a debt you will never pay back. You just chained yourself to an anchor that will keep you at the button of the sea. I graduated in 1998, I am 41 years old now and I know what I am talking about. I had 2 others degrees that saved my butt. Back then the Full Sail degree was $21K, it was payable and that is actually what should cost today at the most. You know 3D but not good enough to make an actual animation for a client in the timeframes needed, you know editing but incapable do do a promo or an infomercial. You will be so clumsy because all you did was just tutorials at Full Sail. Imagine that you got your drivers license and now you have to do Daytona 500. That is the real world experience that you paid for and you will leave with that expectation, the reality is that you barely will know the type of gas you will put in your car. Full Sail is a "for profit organization", it means it is a business to make money! they are like car salesman, they will lie to you to get your money. They have all that fancy equipment for you to come in. Full Sail is like going to Disney, awesome but it is just a fantasy. Is like going to an strip club, pretty girls but they are not your girlfriends, they just want your money. I am 41 years old, graduated from Full Sail when I was 25, the most expensive and useless degree. Take a serious program in a serious university, in a real film school. Full Sail was fun, Disney too and strip clubs too. A place where you will leave as you entered but with less money. And let me tell you... you will never are going to pay for that degree. Today I make $8K a month steady, most of the people I know from Full Sail make $4K a month after 10-15 years graduated. Try to buy a house, pay that debt. It is a fraud."
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