if it was that easy...
Well im an 18 year old I have just graduated...I been thinkin about opening a studio, well ive decided to go to school before I decieded to do anything about opening a recording studio/record label, and possibly get some experience in after I graduate...Well the question is "On average, what is the basic salary I could earn after a bachelor degree program from Full Sail?"
On average you should expect to get zero dollars an hour. You will be getting paid in experience instead. The piece of paper from full sail wont mean much. That being said I am most likely going to be attending full sail, but will be looking at it as a learning experience as opposed to an investment on a degree that is going to land me that high paying job...
I would recomend a 4 year program so you can get a degree. there is nothing wrong with full sail but i don't believe it is a bachelor degree. If you go to a school for four years you will receive a Bachelors which can go a long way if you decide to get out of business. As far as making money out of college, don't even think about it. I was lucky, I interned during school and got a paid job at a studio with 6 months left of college. However, eventhough it is paid I still have to side job like crazy to make any money. As far as other schools, check out columbia college chicago. That is where I went and they have a great program, good teachers and you still get a 4 year degree. Chicago is also a very good town as far as studios go.
Full Sail offers an Associate of Science degree in the recording arts, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (which they tailor around the music business as much as possible). You go to school between 30 -40 hrs per week, and it is an accelerated program. You can get your Associate degree in one year, or your can get both at the same time in two years. It is a fully accredited college, and all the financial assistance that you would be eligible for at a major University is available to you at Full Sail. They have a job placement program that is supposed to be one of the best out there. Right now, they have almost 4000 students enrolled.
Recording engineers can expect to earn anywhere for $10 per hour and up ... depending on the demand for their services and recent credits ..
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4000 students enrolled.
Isn't the market over-saturated enough?
The 4000 students are not all in the recording arts program. They also have a film school and some students only take the business courses. Some are mainly studying live sound.
But I see your point. The thing is, the market may be crowded - but not with truly excellent engineers. Even after an education such as Full Sail, many people just don't have the ears, judgement, personality, or talent to be able to be successful.
Once you graduate, if you are looking to get into a larger studio you will most likely start as an intern/runner. The basically means you will run and get lunch, dinner or whatever the artists, engineers in the studio need. 6 years ago these folks made about $7 to $9 an our in L.A. and worked 12 to 14 hours a day.
You then move up as an assistant and it's all luck and ears from there.
This is just from folks I know that have done the same thing. Do you really need the FullSail education? Mmmm. not sure pretty pricey and it is NOT accredited like a normal college, if you ever want to leave the music industry for a corporate job the degree won't fly.
Brian A Loudenslager
NOW THIS SOUNDS BETTER.
Sorry to burst the ol' bubble there friend but it IS an accredited school just like a college. and i don't think most kids that go to full sail want to be apart of the corporate world anyway, that's why they go to full sail.Originally Posted by bloud
not to mention the hands on learning which is about the ONLY way to actually learn all that stuff.