August 26, 2019

Unleash Your Creativity at F.I.R.S.T. Institute: A Deep Dive into Student Reviews from 2019

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we’re more than just a typical school. We’re a hub of creativity, a beacon of inspiration, and an ignition point for the dynamic digital media industry. For the past two decades, we’ve been refining our approach to education, creating a unique, enriching experience that’s built on a seamless blend of passion, creativity, and industry training. We’re here to transform our students’ raw potential into tomorrow’s dynamic professionals.


We want to ensure you get the full view of what our school has to offer. The best way to understand the F.I.R.S.T. Institute experience is not through us, but through the students who’ve journeyed with us. Their rave reviews provide a firsthand insight into what makes us tick and why we’re more than just an institution.


So, let’s take a step back and let our students paint a picture of what F.I.R.S.T. Institute is all about.


Nurturing Creativity in The Heart of Orlando

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Taylor perfectly encapsulates our educational ethos, where we foster hands-on learning from day one. Regardless of which program students choose, we lay a solid groundwork before letting our them spread their creative wings. Even in our online programs, hands-on learning and teacher-student interaction is our highest priority.


The cornerstone F.I.R.S.T. is our exceptional faculty, a group of industry veterans who are as passionate about teaching as they are about their respective fields. Emmanuel Rivera Ortiz shares, “Best Audio School, excellent instructors… I even got a job related to my career before graduation. If you are just looking to make your first step into your career, this is the best place. They are my family now.”

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Our faculty members are not just teachers, but mentors who guide students on their career paths. Their dedication goes beyond the four walls of the classroom, resulting in students like Emmanuel landing coveted industry jobs even before they graduate.


A Comprehensive Curriculum Coupled with a Supportive Culture


At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe the best learning happens in a nurturing environment. This belief is echoed by Kristy Hayes, a proud alumna who states, “I believe this program is the most complete offering available at the best possible price… I’m so glad to have gone to this school! They are awesome!”


Whether you’re a budding cinematographer exploring film-making schools, an emerging graphic artist looking for an online art school, or an audio enthusiast aiming for a music production school, our diverse, comprehensive programs are designed to cater to a wide array of interests and skill sets.


For example, our music production courses hit the right notes with students. As Christopher B. so subtlety puts it, “BESSSTTTTT SCCHHOOLLL EVERRR FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION!” This sentiment embodies our students’ sheer joy, fulfillment, and empowerment as they learn and grow with us.

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F.I.R.S.T. Institute: A Home Away from Home


What sets us apart is that F.I.R.S.T. Institute becomes more than a school for our students – it’s a home away from home. A sentiment succinctly captured by Jose Pagan, “Literally the best school with the best staff. I want to go back!” We aim to create an environment where students don’t just learn, but also feel supported, inspired, and connected to a larger creative community.

Student Review

Student success is not just our goal, but our mission. We’re committed to cultivating an environment where every student thrives, a sentiment shared by Alex Nelson. “The staff and instructors are very helpful and make much effort to help you be successful,” he says. “If you want to be in the audio, film, or graphic design industry, I would highly suggest looking into F.I.R.S.T. Institute!”


Setting the Stage for a Successful Career


Our commitment to providing a comprehensive, immersive learning experience extends beyond mere technical skills. Jonathan Carrillo, who attended our graphic design program, says, “I entered the program with some knowledge and left with a strong foundation of design skills…There are a lot of opportunities to network and join really cool events throughout Orlando.”

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We strive to empower our students with not only the right skills but also ample opportunities to network, gain practical experience, and build strong industry connections. Be it our digital design school, audio-visual technician school, or online photography courses, our programs are meticulously designed to foster growth and success.


Caribb Guy, a two-time student, says, “This is my second time coming to F.I.R.S.T. The first time was the Audio program. Now I am back for the Film and Video program. Love it!” When students choose to embark on multiple creative journeys with us, it speaks volumes about our dedication to providing an exceptional, immersive learning experience.


A Call to Ignite Your Passion


Our journey over the past two decades has been rewarding and fulfilling. Our education philosophy, “Hear it, see it, do it,” drives us to continue transforming our students’ creative passions into successful careers. If these reviews have piqued your curiosity, we invite you to experience the F.I.R.S.T. Institute journey for yourself.


From our groundbreaking music production school to our forward-thinking graphic design trade school, we’re here to help you dive into the creative field of your dreams. Connect with us today, and let’s start your journey to a fulfilling creative career.


Which aspect of digital media are you most excited to explore? We can’t wait to hear your thoughts. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, your creative future is only a step away. Are you ready to take the leap? Contact our incredible team today, and let’s explore the various programs and future career opportunities created here at F.I.R.S.T. Institute.