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3/7/12 12:37 AM
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anyone have any pros or cons or experience with this place??
3/8/12 12:24 PM
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No one here knows anything about this school??
4/21/12 4:07 AM
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It's not completely stupid, but it's an awful lot of money for information that is readily available & skillsets that aren't worth a whole lot. You're essentially paying real college money for a trade school education.

Depending on what it is that you want to do, you're probably better off either going to an actual university or just moving to LA/NYC & taking internships & PA gigs until you know enough to get paid.
4/24/12 2:54 AM
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I know a professor there. He's a really cool guy and he loves his job. I've a lot of good things about it but one of the thing I did hear is that it is expensive.

The benefit of going there is that you dont have to do a math class....or an English class....you just do what you really enjoy doing....you know.

But anyway...hope that helps.

//Eddie
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4/24/12 7:10 AM
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"The benefit of going there is that you dont have to do a math class"

That's the same thing as saying it's a trade school, not a university, & it's hard to call that a benefit. It's only a positive if you're absolutely sure that's what you're going to do the rest of your life; it's a huge negative if:

A. Your chosen industry collapses for whatever reason & isn't replaced by anything that needs your particular skillset.

or B. You get partway into it & realize that you'd rather be the guy building the speakers, or engineering the gear, or designing the PA system, or managing, or writing the contracts & riders, or whatever, instead of the guy working nights on the road twiddling knobs at the mercy of the annoying fans, shady club owners & dickhead band members. In university, you can just add the math or the legal or whatever you need to tailor your degree to your speciality. Trade schools don't have that kind of flexibility.

The argument for college is that it's supposed to leave you well-rounded enough to get by when the telegraph kills the Pony Express. Whether you feel the need to go that extra mile is up to you, but it's kind of a no-brainer if the tuition is the same.
4/24/12 7:12 AM
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(Full Sail at least has multiple related programs, so it's not completely the same situation as say, an ITT or a DeVry, but it's closer to that than your average community college.)

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