Full Sail University Celebrates Graduates’ Work on Academy Award Winning Films

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to announce that 19 graduates worked on six Oscar®-winning films at the 82nd annual Academy Awards that aired live on ABC, March 7, 2010. Full Sail graduates have succeeded in industry roles on nine Best Picture winning films over the last 15 years, including this year’s Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker.

“It is with great pride that we continue to offer our students a curriculum based on real-world experiences while providing them with the foundation to succeed in the industry,” said Rick Ramsey, Full Sail University Program Director of Film.

Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) is proud to announce that 19 graduates worked on six Oscar®-winning films at the 82nd annual Academy Awards that aired live on ABC, March 7, 2010. Full Sail graduates have succeeded in industry roles on nine Best Picture winning films over the last 15 years, including this year’s Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker.

Graduates of Full Sail University worked on films that won in categories including: Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Animated Feature, Directing, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing (Original Screenplay), Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Music (Original Score), Visual Effects, and Art Direction, and were credited on the winning films: Avatar, The Blind Side, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Up, and Precious: Based on the Novel “Push.”

In addition, this year a total of 53 graduates were credited on 22 Oscar®-nominated motion pictures including, but not limited to: Coraline, District 9, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Food, Inc., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Julie & Julia, Kavi, The Lovely Bones, The Messenger, Nine, A Serious Man, Sherlock Holmes, A Single Man, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Up In The Air.

“It is with great pride that we continue to offer our students a curriculum based on real-world experiences while providing them with the foundation to succeed in the industry,” said Rick Ramsey, Full Sail University Program Director of Film. “Each year, the Full Sail family is honored to celebrate the passion, talent, and success of our graduates during the Academy Awards, as we look forward to their continued achievements in the future.”

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 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 8,800 students from 50 states and 57 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 28 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was most recently named the 2009 IT Florida “Leader of the Year” as well as “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition, Full Sail University has been recognized as the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and has also been previously 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.

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