At the Florida Institute of Recording, Sound, and Technology, or F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer unique, hands-on programs that apply our innovative teaching methods to our student’s education. The Digital Media industry is expanding rapidly, and this is great news for those who love digital media! In order to help you achieve your goals, we’re providing a top-quality educational experience. You can complete your education in less than a year and be well on your way to securing employment in the Digital Media industry right after graduation.


Our campus in sunny Orlando, Florida currently offers three programs of study: Recording Arts and Show Production, Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, and Graphic Design and Web Development.


As part of the Recording Arts and Show Production program, you will learn the fundamental aspects of the recording arts from the basics all the way through advanced industry techniques. You’ll receive a hands-on education from industry professionals using the same cutting-edge technology that is standard for most audio engineers and producers around the world.


If you choose the Digital Filmmaking and Video Production program, you will start out learning about high definition film and video development and production by exploring the fundamental aspects of basic practices and procedures on through to the more advanced methods used by today’s professionals. Your education will take place in a hands-on environment with the very same cutting-edge equipment that is being used by Digital Media professionals worldwide.


The comprehensive Graphic Design and Web Development program was designed to prepare our students for the real world of web development and design, starting them from basic computer skills and multimedia design fundamentals and working up to advanced graphics and web programming techniques. We combine hands-on education using up-to-date technology found in the real world with F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s signature teaching methods applied to give students all they need to succeed in Design industry jobs.


One of the most prominent benefits our students experience is our insistence that the equipment we offer for their use be up to the most current industry standard – this way, students will be learning on the very same equipment that they will be using in their future careers.

We also aim to provide as much value to our students as we can by ensuring that the classes we offer are taught by individuals with real industry experience. Time in the field enables our instructors to give fair and honest feedback to students and teach them how to create a product that meets current industry demands.


Through our Recording Arts and Show Production, Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, and Graphic Design and Web Development programs, we aim to create a bridge between our motivated and talented students and the Digital Media industry. There are more entry-level positions being created every day than there are people to fill them, and now is the time to let your passion shine!

If you’re interested in becoming a student here at F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s digital media school, please get in touch with us so that we can answer your questions and help you through the admissions process.