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 […]

Web & Graphics Graduate Spotlight: Kenneth Brown


Meet Kenneth Brown, a Graphic Design and Web Development student at F.I.R.S.T. Institute. He currently has a platform he developed for entrepreneurs and independent artists called My City Mondays. It began in 2010, as an open platform. Because it took place every Monday, it eventually became very popular. That’s when someone suggested that he have […]

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 […]