This has been an exciting night again this year for Full Sail and our graduates
Winter Park, FL (Vocus) February 9, 2009 –-
Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to announce that 53 graduates worked on 25 GRAMMY-winning projects across all categories, which were named this evening at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards.
In total, 106 Full Sail Recording Arts graduates were involved in the production of 78 individual artist’s projects that were nominated in 61 separate categories. Of these 106 graduates, seven were also personally recognized. This is the highest number of graduates in the history of Full Sail in one year to achieve this honor of personal nominations.
Full Sail graduates were directly nominated in the categories of Best Dance Recording, Record of the Year and Album of the Year. From 1996 through 2008, 19 Full Sail graduates have won a total of 28 of their own GRAMMY Awards. In addition, Full Sail graduates have recorded, mixed, or assisted on 15 GRAMMY-winning Album of the Year releases over the past 17 years (since 1991).
“This has been an exciting night again this year for Full Sail and our graduates,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We are overwhelmed by their success and are honored to celebrate this very special moment in their career history.”
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 30,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 6,100 students from 50 states and 50 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of seventeen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus) and Internet Marketing (online); and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.
Full Sail was most recently was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools 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.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.