Our Story

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

The Florida Institute of Recording, Sound, and Technology is a digital media school that offers students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to find entry-level employment in many creative fields. Since 2004, we have prided ourselves on providing an innovative, hands-on experience for students interested in the digital media and entertainment industries. Students enrolled at F.I.R.S.T. get the pleasure of following their passions, realizing their full potential, and turning their creativity into a career. 

Creativity meets career with F.I.R.S.T. Institute. F.I.R.S.T. specializes in offering career-specific training in many facets of the Digital Media Industry. Become hands-on with our cutting-edge digital technology and production equipment. 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 film sound stage, show production venue, and creative web and graphic design labs with individual workstations. Whether you’re interested in an 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 mission

F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s mission is to prepare students for successful entry-level careers in the digital media industry. The training philosophy centers on intensive, hands-on education, interactive distance learning, and continual advancement in technology.

our Vision

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

Our Mascot

Meet Digi the Frog! This creative little creature is now a part of our F.I.R.S.T. Institute family. He represents our student body and the sense of community we have cultivated here at F.I.R.S.T. Similar to frogs, which come in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, our students arrive with a plethora of creative ideas, passions, and visions. Nature loves to showcase its intricate beauty and evolution and here at F.I.R.S.T., we enjoy seeing the process of our students finding the true potential in their creativity. Be on the lookout for Digi around our campus and brand as he appears wherever creativity begins to bloom.