Alfonso Alvarez: Faculty Spotlight, Career Development


Meet Alfonso Alvarez, Director of Career Development at F.I.R.S.T. Institute in Orlando, FL. Interestingly enough, he started off wanting to be a Miami rapper as a teen. So, he and his friends opened up their own independent record label, right out of high school. Very quickly, Alvarez realized that the performing side of the music […]

The Moment Where Creativity Meets Career


The Moment Where Creativity Meets Career: F.I.R.S.T. Institute Graduation 7/13/17 The moment you turn your tassel with your diploma in hand, you’re not thinking about your grade on Quiz 7, or the hours of sleep you lost trying to balance work, school, and your internship. You think about the instructor who tutored you for Quiz 7, […]

Recording Arts & Show Production Student Spotlight: Rina Weems


Meet Rina Weems, a Recording Arts & Show Production student at F.I.R.S.T. Institute in Orlando, FL. She reveals that she’s very comfortable attending this music school because the program is so “hands on.” You get to do just what you came to school to do… learn to make music. The program is straight-forward, and that’s […]

Film Faculty Spotlight: Trent Duncan – Life as a Creator and Instructor


In the latest Film Faculty Spotlight, Trent Duncan – Digital Filmmaking & Video Production instructor – gives the behind-the-scenes scoop on classes at F.I.R.S.T. Institute. Having worked in the digital media industry for 15 years, Duncan brings valuable knowledge through extensive experience to his classrooms. Plus, he has worked in both ends of filmmaking, production […]