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HI I been to thier main site and looked around and I'm really interested in it, but before I got "inticed" I was planning to just go for a bach in computer science. My friend tells me I should go to a college and not a tech school.Well I'm open to all and any sugestions or input about fullsail. How many people who go to fullsail actully end up making vidio games?

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I don't know if you spotted it and gave it a read, but the sticky thread A Potential Game Programmer's Guide to a Future in the Industy: Degree Mappings has some very good information on degrees and courses of study that you may want to read through.

I've no personal experience with FullSail, so I can't help you there, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some input on it, I just thought I'd direct you to that thread in the meantime. [smile]

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TY
It helped alot,I never thought about going for software enginering (I can't spell)
but everyone has conflicting ideas about tech vs univers
I'm still not sure but I'm going to look into software ene
ty ty ty (how'd I ever miss that thread o.O )

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When I screen applicants for interviews, those with a Full Sail degree get a much lower weighting than those who went for a full degree from an accredited college.

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And that my friend is called discrimination. There is not a single reason to do such a thing.

Other than being accredited, Fullsail is an excellent school for students that actually work for it. For those that don't, it works like any other school.

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I'm roughly a month from graduation from the Bachelor Game Design program at FullSail so I'll throw my opinion into the ring.

How many people who go to FullSail actually end up making video games?

Good question. Wish I knew. I personally know a couple of my friends who only went through the Associates program are now working in the industry right now. But I also know of many people who are, at the same time, having a very difficult time finding a job. So a degree from FullSail obviously isn't some VIP ticket that instantly lands you a job, but I personally never expected it to be.

A degree, from a college or any alternative school, is just a piece of paper. What really matters is that you've learned as much as you can during your stay at that school, and can demonstrate that knowledge. The degree just shows you can actually complete something you set out to do. Now, with that in mind I would say that your choice of school is really a personal preference. The only real reason I chose FullSail over a normal college is I enjoyed the pace of FullSail. I didn't want to spend 4 years of my life at a university when I had already spent 2 years at a local college doing their highest level of C/C++ classes, and saw that they wouldn't touch on topics I was truely interested in(networking, AI, graphics, input, physics, etc).

Now, FullSail is a difficult school. Don't let the flashy website, or advertisement that makes it seem like all we do is play games for 8 hours a day, fool you. My class started with 122 students, but by Associates graduation we were down to 23. My Bachelors class is 19 students large. MANY people come here with the hopes that they can make video games, but don't really realize the amount of work that goes into even the most simple of titles. You only want to come here if you are sure of what you want to do and you believe you can strive to do it.

In my opinion I would say go to a normal college first and see if you can keep up with their computer programming courses. If you can manage to do well in the advanced C/C++ and math classes then you should be able to do well in FullSail if you still believe it is the right school for you.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have and I'll answer them the best I can.

-CP

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yeah 19 out of 122 ^____^
your reply helped out alot, ty
I wanna do alot of indiependent stuff so maby a game oriented school would be better then a school that touch games not at all.
I dunno, more undecided then when I posted this thread XD
and thanks so much people for taking the time to reply and help me, I'm actully alot more informed then what I was.... earlyer today.lol
rate up for u's

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