Winter Park, FL, February 25, 2011 — Full Sail University is proud to announce that a total of 84 graduates are credited on 23 Oscar-nominated motion pictures at this years Oscar Awards. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, February 27, 2011 and will be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
At this year’s awards, Full Sail graduates have worked on an array of nominated motion pictures, including: Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, True Grit, The Social Network, Winter’s Bone, The Kids Are All Right, Tron Legacy, How To Train Your Dragon, Blue Valentine, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and more. Categories in which graduates are credited include: Best Picture, Documentary (Feature), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Animated Feature Film, Visual Effects, Art Direction and more.
“Full Sail University is proud to celebrate the vast achievements of all of our graduates at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards,” said Rick Ramsey, Director of Visual Arts. “It is with great pride that we share our excitement, enthusiasm and encouragement with our alumni as we watch what is sure to be an incredible awards ceremony.”
On February 27, Full Sail University will also be hosting an on-campus Academy Award celebration event in the new Full Sail Live venue for students, staff and faculty.
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University has been an innovation 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 13,000 students from 50 states and 49 countries. Full Sail currently offers a total of 33 Associate, Bachelor and Master campus (http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees) and online degree (http://online.fullsail.edu/degrees) programs including: Computer Animation, Creative Writing for Entertainment, Digital Arts & Design, Digital Cinematography, Education Media Design & Technology, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Media Design, Mobile Development, Music Business, Music Production, New Media Journalism, Recording Arts, Recording Engineering, Show Production, Sports Marketing & Media, and Web Design & Development. Full Sail was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges; The Harvard of Game Schools by Tops & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine; 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; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.