Full Sail Program Director Asked to Speak at International Game Development Conference

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Full Sail Real World Education's Program Director of Game Development, Rob Catto, was selected as a Keynote Speaker at GAMES:EDU:07, the International conference for games education. The conference was held on July 24 in Brighton, England.

Full Sail Real World Education's Program Director of Game Development, Rob Catto, was selected as a Keynote Speaker at GAMES:EDU:07, the International conference for games education. The conference was held on July 24 in Brighton, England.

This is the second year for the conference, which focuses on the current and future educational needs of the computer games industry. It strives to bring leading industry experts and educators together to encourage the debate and share their best practices. Last year the conference drew in over 120 delegates from all over the world who engaged with leading developers and publishers in the industry today.

GAMES:EDU:07 was supported by some of the UK's foremost educators, and Full Sail served as the only representation for the United States, joining the University of Abertay and the University of Glamorgan. In addition to Catto, speakers included the following: Epic Studios, Chris Satchell (Microsoft), Matt Southern (Evolution Studious), Michel Kripalani (Autodesk), Nick Burton (Rare / Microsoft Game Studios, Mike Gamble (Instinct Technologies), Jason Avent (Disney Interactive Studios), and Chris Chilton (Skillset).

Full Sail's Game Development Program has been recognized by leading publications in the game design industry being named, "The Harvard of Game Schools" by Tips & Tricks Magazine, as well as the one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly.

"It is an honor for Full Sail to have been selected to present on behalf of the United States," said Erik Noteboom, Director of Digital Arts for Full Sail. "We are extremely proud of the level of expertise and curriculum we offer in our Game Development Program, and will continue striving as a leader in this outstanding industry."

About Full Sail:

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: Master of Science Degree in Entertainment Business; Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Film, Game Development and Music Business; Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design, 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 "New Media Schools" by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); 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.

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

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