July 17, 2022


Breaking into the world of digital media no longer has to feel like a pipedream when you enroll at F.I.R.S.T. Institute. The interactive, hands-on experience we offer is a carefully designed system that turns your passion into a real career. But before you sign up for one of our world-class programs, check out these reviews from some of our current students and alumni.

These reviews come from real people who were once in the same position as you are today. F.I.R.S.T. is more than happy to go on and on about all the good our courses could do for you, but why not hear it from students that have already experienced it?


Small Class Sizes

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At F.I.R.S.T., we keep our classes small so that you never have to worry about feeling disconnected from your courses. No matter if you sign up for music production courses or online film classes, you’ll benefit from an inclusive atmosphere where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate and ask questions. Other institutions are notorious for filling their classes to the brim, but not F.I.R.S.T. We take a small, collaborative approach that allows you to form connections with fellow students and instructors for the best experience possible.


Ten-Month Programs

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In less than a year, you’ll graduate from F.I.R.S.T. with all the knowledge and real-world experience you need to obtain entry-level employment in your industry. Our accelerated approach doesn’t dilly dally, and it gets straight to the information you need. In a quarter of the time, you’ll be prepped, ready, and confident to make a splash in careers in photography, audio engineering, film and video, or graphic design.


No General Education Requirements

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Part of the success of our accelerated programs is due to no time-wasting general-education requirements. Why spend years and thousands of dollars on a curriculum that’s not focused on your career? During your time at F.I.R.S.T., you won’t be required to take courses such as English, Math, or History. Instead, you’ll spend all of your time in classes that are tailor-made to help you achieve success in your dream career.


Seamless Employment Transition

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Waltz your way into the career of your choosing with the help of our instructors and advisors. The moment you enroll at F.I.R.S.T., we will help you define your goals and devise an action plan to get you there. Our courses deliver career-specific training to ensure our graduates check all the boxes of the ideal candidate and knock the interview out of the park. 


Securing Your Child’s Future

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We know as parents that you want the best for your children, and you likely have some questions about what a digital art school can offer, the steps required to enroll, and tuition. F.I.R.S.T. is a fully licensed, accredited institution that uses hands-on instruction from industry professionals. After nearly two decades of operating, we have a simple application process and help walk you through everything from student aid to scholarships to housing. Take a look at our Parent Resources page, and feel confident sending your child to our on-campus or online art school.



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At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, you don’t have to break the bank to get a competitive education. Our programs are priced well below traditional institutions but provide you with skills and knowledge that are more applicable for life after graduation. Upon enrolling, you’ll be in direct contact with a financial aid advisor who will explore your student loan and scholarship options. 


Inclusive Campus and Cutting-Edge Equipment

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Get ready to join an immersive campus experience that puts you in a community with motivated and talented students and faculty. F.I.R.S.T. believes in a collaborative approach and encourages an inclusive environment. Our campus is equipped with the latest technology and equipment, allowing you to expand your skills and be more prolific than you’ve ever been before. If you can’t make it to campus, our virtual programs still provide an unforgettable experience. Online students receive a Personal Academic Kit (PAK), bringing industry-standard tools to their homes.


Industry Professional Instructors

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Learn from the best of the best with our industry professional instructors. Each class you take will be led by a teacher with veteran experience in the exact field you are working to break into. Our instructors provide tips and tricks of the trade, discuss potential career paths, and share inside stories about working in the industry. Check out the faculty of our programs to see who your mentors will be and their career accolades.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute: A Trusted Name Digital Media Education

F.I.R.S.T. is far from a traditional college. We pride ourselves on our highly effective methods that give students the tools to succeed at the highest levels throughout various industries. The consistent success stories of our students are what has solidified us as a trusted name in the digital media education landscape. 


Take the Next Step to Launch Your Career!

Launching your career with F.I.R.S.T is just a few simple steps away. We offer four top-tier programs, including Film & Video Production, Recording Arts & Show Production, Graphic Design & Web Development, and Digital Photography. Download our Free Brochure today to learn more about the opportunity to turn your passion into a fulfilling, successful career!