Full Sail Graduates are Recognized for Their Work On OSCAR-Winning Projects

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A total of 23 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education were involved in the production of 16 individual projects nominated for an OSCAR in 14 separate categories. Of those nominated, 13 graduates were involved in 5 OSCAR-winning motion pictures.

A total of 23 graduates from Full Sail Real World Education were involved in the production of 16 individual projects nominated for an OSCAR in 14 separate categories. Of those nominated, 13 graduates were involved in 5 OSCAR-winning motion pictures.

This year marks the fourth year in a row that a Full Sail graduate has been associated with the Best Picture OSCAR-winning film. This year, 1995 Recording Arts graduate, Debora Lulavois, worked on Best Picture winner, The Departed.

Full Sail graduates from the Computer Animation, Digital Arts, Film and Recording Arts Degree Programs are all represented across many OSCAR categories including: Best Directing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. Graduates were responsible for working on some of this year's critically acclaimed films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Dreamgirls and Little Miss Sunshine.

Full Sail President Garry Jones said, "We are proud to see our graduates from multiple degree programs all recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The excitement we recently shared with the 101 graduates who worked on GRAMMY-nominated projects in February 2007 continues to build with those nominated for an OSCAR. Year after year, we are amazed by the incredible work our graduates produce across all disciplines of entertainment media."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 25,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from 50 states and 37 countries. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Music Business, 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 around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the "Most Innovative Program" Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the "Best Music Programs" in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the "Best Music Business Departments" in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

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