Full Sail Graduate Comes Home After 20 Years

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Today after 20 years, Full Sail Real World Education welcomed back accomplished Recording Arts graduate, Mark Hagen. Hagen has achieved incomparable success with credits on over one hundred albums by a variety of leading musical artists.

Today after 20 years, Full Sail Real World Education welcomed back accomplished Recording Arts graduate, Mark Hagen. Hagen has achieved incomparable success with credits on over one hundred albums by a variety of leading musical artists.

Full Sail was founded in 1979, and Hagen is one of the early graduates who helped to blaze a trail within the recording studio scene. His career has earned him credits with some of the biggest artists in the industry such as: Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Tim McGraw, Diana Ross, Richard Marx, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, and many more.

Hagen has served as an Assistant Engineer on many projects for nearly 15 years in Los Angeles and Nashville, and through the past seven years, he has earned his way into the Recording Engineer’s seat. His most recent efforts include work on Rascal Flats’ album, “Me and My Gang,” Faith Hill’s album, “Fireflies” and Carrie Underwood’s album, “Some Hearts.”

“We are all very excited to welcome Mark back to campus and celebrate his incredible success,” said Jay Noble, Director of Alumni Relations. “Full Sail has reached many milestones and has grown significantly in the past 20 years. We are proud that one of our early graduates has made it so far and continues to strive.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 23,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing world tour six out of the last six years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.

Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round-the-clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fullsail.com.

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