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Old 06-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question About Full Sail University

Hi so point is, I have heard many things about Full Sail University, bad and good. I want to go into the Game Development Bachelors program but some people say that game companies like students who come out of FS and others say FS is a scam. At the end of my college years I would like to make it into Bioware by the way. So can some people give me there own personal thought of this school? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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French,
You have posted this follow-up to our previous discussion in Other Careers.
What "Other Career," besides Game Designer or Game Programmer, are you hoping to pursue with your Full Sail education?
BTW, Full Sail is not a scam. It is a real school with real teachers and provides real education.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Well usually not the school decides your career path, it just helps on the way. When you are skilled in your subject (which I guess is programming) you could get anywhere.
BUT you need to work your way towards this goal. Which means aquiring a lot of skills in your subject. Most company's expect programmers to understand a diverse set of subjects in the programming field. You would get this diversity best in a "general" computer science program. Again BUT then you need to do a lot that has nothing to do with games and could be "useless" knowledge for your field.
Both ways have their up- and downside, you just have to choose one and make the best out of it.
I personally chose the CS way, but it was hard for me to keep me motivated, because I had to do a lot of stuff that had nothing to do with games and was very abstract and theoretical, but I also learned a lot most other programmers, that chose the game focused way (almost) never learn.
Hope that helps

//edit: Didnt see that it was posted in other careers so like Tom I would need to know what position you are interested in and the good stuff I heard about full sail was mostly for their training of programmers

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Old 06-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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I misspoke. This forum's name is "More Careers," not "Other Careers." I forget where Fren's previous post was. This probably belongs in "Getting Started," since it's about education.

I remember now where Fre's previous post was. It was here in "More Careers."
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