Mother of two Full Sail graduates
I am the mother of two sons that attended Full Sail, one a 3D Animator and the other a Film major. I am an employee for a very prestigious state college in Virginia. I was very hesitant to send my sons there...I expected them to attend a traditional four year college as our oldest (engineer) son did.
My 3d animator was always an exceptionally talented artist, but not one to conform to the norm. He would never have survived a traditional college. He graduated in 2002. He's 23 years old working for a gaming company, doing what he loves and making very good money.
My film production major graduated in 2006, has writen a screenplay which is being shopped by an agent...anyone who has written a book will tell you that getting an agent is the hard part...he's worked major concerts, and is now working in the media library of a prominent college.
The negative feedback from the malicious full sail hate site does more harm to the graduates then help for possible future students. It minimalizes the hard work put in by the students that went to Full Sail and worked hard to work in non traditional fields. I hate to tell you this, but I've met many students that graduated from very elite universities with masters degrees that are having a hard time finding jobs or are working for less than 25k a year. A college can only give you what you are willing to take away from it. It requires as much if not more work when you leave the college as it did while you were in school to succeed. No one is going to beat down your door and offer you a job just because of the college you went to...you have to go after the jobs of your dreams and usually work a lot of jobs that were not your dream jobs to get there.
Full Sail is a very expensive college and certainly not for everyone, especially those with no ambition. But for those that do not want the traditional college environment it offers possibilities that otherwise would not be available. I spent a fortune sending my two sons through Full Sail and don't appreciate the malicious venom being spewed by a bunch of lazy whiners that probably would not succeed no matter where they went to school.
My one complaint with Full Sail would be that they advertise placement assistance, but offer little to none. It is definately up to the student to find work, but then very few colleges truly offer premium placement assistance.
Remember that most of your happy and successful students are busy working and don't have the time or deisre to refute the venom spewed by the bitter few. Unfortunately that is true in most circumstances. It isn't necessarily the majority that you are hearing from...just the angry and some people are angry no matter what.