Full Sail University Awards Master's Degree to First Online Degree Graduate

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is honored to announce the graduation of its first online degree student from the Entertainment Business Master's of Science Degree Program (EBMS), Matthew Schievella. The ceremony will take place on October 31 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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For the past six years, Full Sail has helped to shape my character and to develop my professional skills needed to compete in the entertainment workforce.

Winter Park, FL, October 30, 2008 -- Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu ) is honored to announce the graduation of its first online degree student from the Entertainment Business Master's of Science Degree Program (EBMS), Matthew Schievella. The ceremony will take place on October 31 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

During the ceremony, Schievella will be honored as Valedictorian and Advanced Achiever, as well as receiving a Course Directors Award. He also completed his undergraduate studies from Full Sail, receiving an Associate's Degree in Recording Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Entertainment Business.

"I knew that Full Sail would have creative and effective ways to deliver information and would provide state-of-the-art resources for student and faculty interaction," said Schievella. "For the past six years, Full Sail has helped to shape my character and to develop my professional skills needed to compete in the entertainment workforce."

While attending Full Sail, Schievella has also been involved in major projects that include a Hurricane Katrina benefit in September 2005 that generated over $20,000, an Executive Producer credit in 2006 for his work in the Hip-Hop industry, and started his successful record label, Verbalmunition, with his wife, Margaret Schievella.

Full Sail launched their first online degree program, EBMS, in October 2007 and currently offers five online degrees, which include Bachelors of Science Degrees in Entertainment Business and Internet Marketing, and Masters of Science Degrees in Entertainment Business, Internet Marketing and Education Media Design & Technology.

Pat Bishop, Director of Entertainment Business Programs at Full Sail University said, "Offering these Full Sail Degree Programs online has enabled our students to receive our high quality of education from anywhere in the world."

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 29,000 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 proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 50 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of sixteen 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).

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.

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