2309 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 316-8310
Toll Free: (888) 9FIRST1

Our Story

F.I.R.S.T. INSTITUTE - Our Story


About F.I.R.S.T. Institute

The Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology was established in Orlando, Florida as an audio engineering school in 2004. For more than 10 years, F.I.R.S.T. Institute has continued to grow and expand to offer a unique, innovative, and extremely hands-on avenue for students to break into the rapidly expanding Digital Media industry, now with a specific focus on Recording Arts, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design and Web Development programs.

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is:

Accredited by the:
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)

Licensed by the:
Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education (CIE)

Boasting a 6,300 square foot campus filled with cutting-edge digital technology and production equipment, F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in many facets of the Digital Media industry. Our students enjoy access to several fully-equipped, functional, and up-to-date audio recording studios, top film school technology and video editing suites, a large sound stage, live rooms, and creative web and graphic design labs with individual workstations. Whether you're interested in audio engineering school, film school, or web and graphic design school, you'll learn the skills you need to thrive with F.I.R.S.T. Institute!

Our proven recipe for success blends instruction from industry professionals with personal attention and hands-on practice for an electrifying educational experience. Instructors and faculty bring industry work experience from fine companies such as Universal Studios, Orlando Magic, Atlantic Records, EMI, Fox Television, Warner Brothers, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Harcourt, as well as with musical artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, and Blue Man Group.

Graduates of F.I.R.S.T. Institute's Digital Media school are now successfully employed as professionals in the Digital Media industry at CBS Radio, Disney, Universal Studios, Cox Media, and Clear Channel Communications, just to name a few.

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is located in the heart of the world's favorite vacation destination, Orlando, Florida. Orlando is home to several world-renowned theme parks, many wonderfully diverse shopping opportunities, travel possibilities for every budget, and a fast-growing economy that is creating more jobs every day for talented and dedicated Digital Media industry professionals.

Mission Statement

F.I.R.S.T. Institute's mission is to prepare students for successful entry-level careers in the Digital Media industry. Our training philosophy centers on intensive, hands-on training and continual advancement in technology.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to ensure the highest quality education and learning experience possible for our students.

Occupational Goals and Philosophy

Digital Media is a very exciting, growing, and competitive field for those who have the right blend of drive, talent, and skill. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe we can make a huge difference in student development. Every lesson plan is based on the objectives faced by professionals in this field on a daily basis.

Get the education you need to succeed! CONTACT US today to find out how you can earn a diploma in Recording Arts and Show Production, Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, or Graphic Design and Web Development.