Each of Full Sail's degree programs is developed and shaped in conjunction with an advisory board of industry professionals. By working closely with leaders and creative minds within a given industry, we are able to constantly adapt and revise our curriculum to make sure we're giving students the optimal educational experience to help propel them into their careers.
1990 Full Sail Graduate Marc Fishman has successfully guided a 16-year career in the field of sound for motion pictures. Working in Los Angeles for his entire career, Fishman has been exposed to some of the most widely recognized facilities used in the audio post-production industry. Early in his career, he worked with EFX Systems (now Wilshire Stages) as a Supervising Sound Editor. In more recent years, Marc has served as a Sound Re-Recording Mixer at Todd-AO for the films The Wedding Planner, Monster, When a Stranger Calls, Nacho Libre, and the 2005 Motion Picture of the year, Crash.
Tom received a master’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University, with an emphasis on Reporting Arts. His first job was at Mix magazine in San Francisco, where he moved from Editorial Assistant to Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, Managing Editor, and finally, Editor. He has since moved on to become the Editorial Director for Mix magazine’s parent company, Prism Media, which publishes Mix, ReMix, Electronic Musician, Live Design, and Music Education Technology magazines as well as their associated web sites.
Dave Murrant oversees sound, music, visual arts and multimedia at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). Murrant has been working as a sound designer/composer in the video game industry for over 10 years, and has managed the development of the audio for such diverse projects as SOCOM, Rise to Honor, God of War, Mark of Kri, Antigrav, Twisted Metal, and ATV.
As a mixer and sound designer at MVI Post just outside Washington, D.C., Frank Scheuring has worked on thousands of projects ranging from television and radio commercials to feature length independent films. The majority of Scheuring’s work is long format television programs for clients including the FOX network, The National Geographic Channel, The Discovery Channel, TLC, PBS, and Discovery HD Theater. Most recently, he completed 5.1 channel “surround” and two-channel stereo mixes of the award-winning 11-part documentary series titled Planet Earth, which was narrated by Sigourney Weaver for the Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater.
Glenn Swan started playing guitar at the age of 10. At 13, he was accepted to the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Upon graduation from NOCCA, Glenn accepted an invitation to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in Production & Engineering of Music. He later moved to New York City, working at Unique Recording studios with artists like Madonna, Mariah Carey, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Rodney Jerkins, and Jodeci. Glenn is currently the Manager of Operations for NYC’s #1 recording studio, Sony Music Studios. Before that he was the manager of the famed Chung King Studios for 3 years.
Bruce Swedien's résumé lists such names as Dinah Washington, Michael Jackson (including the 30 million selling Thriller LP), Mick Jagger, Muddy Waters, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Jackie Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Buddy Miles, Donna Summer, Count Basie, and B.B. King. Swedien has recorded just about every type of music and has also worked on numerous movie scores such as Running Scared and The Color Purple. He has won 13 Grammy Awards including those for his engineering of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous albums. Swedien has also conducted master classes in music engineering at UCLA as well as lectured and hosted recording seminars at various universities, colleges, and industry organizations both in the U.S. and overseas.