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Full Sail University Reviews of Bachelor's in Video Game Design

20 Reviews

Locations:   Winter Park (FL) 

Annual Tuition: $25,687

13% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
20% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Video Game Design

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Video Game Design

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Ansley Webb

Reviewed: 10/11/2023

Degree: Video Game Design

This was a huge waste of money and time. We moved our son all the way to Winter Park because we believed what we were told in our over 6 month communication/in person visit. However, the accreditation is accepted by very few and the education was subpar. After spending over 40,000 they are now coming after us for 2100.00 for a partial loan that they cannot explain. DON'T attend here!! Save your money and don't fall for the hype. Ask to speak to current students, walk around, talk to others, talk... Read More


Reviewed: 3/6/2023

Degree: Video Game Design

Fantastic school. Most of the other reviews are pretty BS, I had none of the issues that the other students here spoke about, most likely just people that think you come into fullsail and get the degree handed to you on a silver platter. I know, because I went through the degree and experienced the lumpsum of you that forget you're in college 😂 My entire class were all smart enough to do proper research by ourselves, work through each class without having to look at anyone else's code, and be able... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2022

Degree: Video Game Design

I’m currently doing this major right now, but I am truly not enjoying it, not one bit and this school sickens me so badly. Yeah, they just want our money and all, but it gets worse and worse. It’s really sad to see all of us suffering in that school because the classes became completely unfair and ridiculous. Teachers don’t even have any idea how much hard work we put into assignments, yet they lower our grade even if we tried our best. Teachers don’t know what they are talking about and aren’t even... Read More

Grace B.

Reviewed: 12/17/2021

Degree: Video Game Design

I say this from experience in my time here at Full Sail University (pursuing a degree in Game Art and in the past Computer Animation), this has everything to do with how the classes are formulated throughout the Computer Animation and Game Art degrees specifically. Courses are four weeks in length or shorter. It's like bootcamp and even for bootcamps and workshops they teach things that are "useful to know" but are not aimed at preparing folks for career ready degrees that will be used to get an... Read More

Zach Landis

Reviewed: 11/17/2021

Degree: Video Game Design

I Am Currently in school here at Full Sail University Online for Video Game Design. So far what i can say is it started out ok but after the first 3 months it quickly made it see like they didn't give a crap about their students. Matter of fact I had one of the professors there tell me and some of my classmates that we will never be at his level. I am overall disgusted with what I have been put through and if I could have know what I was about to get myself into I would have gone somewhere else.... Read More


Reviewed: 4/17/2021

Degree: Video Game Design

I'm currently considering dropping due to the insensitive grading and fact that the major that is used, is YouTube, kinda of a disappointment, sense I now realize the educational system is at a all time low, this school is a prime example. The instructors: obviously the teachers can care less about you, especially when your online, if anything they just give you a grade to just to pass you nothing more, also the fact that these people rely on zoom and discord is rather sad, discord is not really... Read More


Reviewed: 2/3/2020

Degree: Video Game Design

They failed to tell you that all the documentation that they need in a string you on for a month then roll team it is a joke their whole entire criteria of accepting students is practically unexcusable and after I had my high school diploma I was told that I need to take a GED test in order to enroll in their school as if they were saying I did not get my high school diploma. what a joke don't anyone come to this school they are absolutely terrible. Any other school that I've tried to apply for accepting... Read More


Reviewed: 2/14/2019

Degree: Video Game Design

I never write reviews for anything but this is one that I cannot ignore. I went on campus for the first half of my degree which to say was alright until you slip up and then it is a downfall from there. My fourth month, my grandmother died and while they understood that I was grieving they didn't extend my deadlines. I had to retake the class and that devastated me, I never failed at anything but I sucked it up and retook the class and let's just say for a 20 month degree it's taken me almost 30... Read More


Reviewed: 12/15/2018

Degree: Video Game Design

I must say Full Sail has beaten up my expectations.By those means the instructors don't teach you anything.You rely in info out of books written by game design authors.The teachers on the phone aren't friendly and have smart remarks.The chatting system such as discord are their for questions to your instructor despite that they might come at you like if you're sick they'll be like no it was due and that's it for the tests.The tests online aren't retakeable at full sail.I had three teachers fail me... Read More


Reviewed: 8/5/2018

Degree: Video Game Design

This school is a joke. I took online classes, which Ive always done great with, but I left each month without understanding a single thing regardless of how good of a grade I got. The staff are ridiculous and the price of this place is through the roof. I was told the school is accredited many times by the customer service reps, enrollment persons, and my advisor. I specifically asked if it was accredited the way a normal university was (nationally) and I was assured they were. My fault on trusting... Read More

J. Martin

Reviewed: 6/5/2018

Degree: Video Game Design

I went into this degree attempting to gain more knowledge on game design. I currently work as a systems engineer and do program modding on the side. I had a GI Bill to use and always saw advertisements for the school. I loved the way the program was laid out with core classes like history focused on gaming. History class is all on mythology and how mythology plays important roles in gaming. I have not got to that class yet and likely will not because it is not worth spending rest of my GI Bill. I... Read More

Full Sail University

Reviewed: 5/4/2018

Degree: Video Game Design

Full Sail only cares about the money. They could care less about the value of the education. Professors are under-qualified, rude and rarely go out of their way to help you out. They simply copy/paste the class material at the start of the month and come back at the end to give you a grade. That grade typically offers no feedback because they are too lazy to do it. I graduated from the Game Design program and then got 1/2 way through the masters program before I had just had enough.


Reviewed: 8/5/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

This school really fit my lifestyle, while working and supporting myself it was flexible for me. I was nervous at first that it wasn't going to be recognized by people in the industry as a real degree because I took it online. I'm happy to say that this was not the case, I live in LA and I already work at a studio. The job placement was pretty helpful but you don't start off as a senior director you have to start off as an aid and assistant which I get. Overall pleased with the experience but it... Read More


Reviewed: 4/2/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

It's not worth it unless you really want to work on a degree they offer (Meaning you really know what you will be doing) and even then, it's too expensive and the classes are really shallow, most of the learning you end up doing on your own (so if you're dedicated enough, they are basically charging you to force onto you deadlines.) I wish i would have went for a normal solid Software Engineering degree taught by teachers with background on pedagogy and then breeze over the stuff they force me to... Read More


Reviewed: 12/2/2016

Degree: Video Game Design

The first four classes were good, the instructors were always there for questions and there were weekly lectures and lots of interactions. Then began the real Full Sail school experience. I cannot speak to on campus students but I can tell you about one year of online school and it was bad. Vague instructions, no teaching or anyone to teach you, and extravagant assignments where you literally were told to watch You Tube videos to learn what to do. Save yourself thousands of dollars and just watch... Read More

Spencer Crowell

Reviewed: 9/25/2016

Degree: Video Game Design

I first arrived at FullSail University as a transfer student, from a college that had a traditional offline class attendance structure. The change to the Online format of FullSail's online courseware was a welcome, and very different change from what I was used to. It's truly no lie, FullSail's method of classes does allow you a great degree of freedom to learn at a pace that is comfortable for you, and to schedule your time for coursework appropriately, allowing you to work to any schedule. During... Read More

Vaylerin Vox

Reviewed: 6/14/2016

Degree: Video Game Design

So Full Sail is very poor at communicating and even worse at helping online students. I started knowing I would need to apply for financial aid, which I've done before and have never had any problems. I have gone to school for two other degrees and have been perfectly fine. However, the financial aid department at Full Sail seems to be stretched too far. They have their financial aid team working with both on-campus and online students simultaneously. This leaves the online students such as myself... Read More


Reviewed: 4/29/2016

Degree: Video Game Design

Full Sail IS NOT worth 80,000+ dollars, they shortened valuable class hours that used to be extremely helpful and over time have taken away the more challenging assignments that they had in the past. When you go on their website they claim that they give students all of this "creative freedom" and I don't know about other degrees but in Game Art it's NOT TRUE. I have yet to feel like I had creative freedom but in the first 3 months of attending Full Sail. And then after that I don't remember being... Read More


Reviewed: 9/29/2015

Degree: Video Game Design

Here's a review from the perspective of a current student. I've been in the game design online program since August of 2014, and I have precisely zero complaints about the quality of education offered. They teach you both primary skills, such as moderate programming, scripting, level design, and game design theory, as well as ancillary skills like communication, leadership, psychology and more. All of these areas of study can seem disparate and somewhat disconnected from each other, but it's astounding... Read More


Reviewed: 9/19/2015

Degree: Video Game Design

The program was terrible. The teachers constantly canceled class . They were not available for help or questions. The school was not worth the price! The financial services kept messing up. I wound up taking more loans than anticipated. $75,00.00 tuition my loans total $131,000.00 and that's with a $13,000.00 scholarship. Even qualifying for work study I finally got a job on campus 3 months before graduation. This is not a school to waste you time or money on. Their career services suck too. O don't... Read More


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