Our Story


The Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology was established in Orlando, Florida as a Digital Media & Entertainment school in 2004. For more than 14 years, F.I.R.S.T. Institute has continued to grow and expand to offer a unique, innovative, and extremely hands-on avenue for students to break into the rapidly expanding Digital Media & Entertainment industry, now with a specific focus on Recording Arts, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design and Web Development programs.

 F.I.R.S.T. Institute is:

Accredited by the:
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)

Licensed by the:
Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education (CIE)

Creativity meets career with F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s immersive campus filled with cutting-edge digital technology and production equipment. F.I.R.S.T. Institute specializes in offering career-specific training in many facets of the Digital Media industry. Our students enjoy access to several fully-equipped, functional, and up-to-date audio recording studios, top film school technology and video editing suites, a large film sound stage, show production venue, and creative web and graphic design labs with individual workstations. Whether you’re interested in an audio engineering school, film school, or web and graphic design school, you’ll learn the skills you need to thrive with F.I.R.S.T. Institute!


F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s mission is to prepare students for successful entry-level careers in the Digital Media industry. Our training philosophy centers on intensive, hands-on training and continual advancement in technology.


Our vision is to ensure the highest quality education and learning experience possible for our students.


Digital Media is a very exciting, growing, and competitive field for those who have the right blend of drive, talent, and skill. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe we can make a huge difference in student development. Every lesson plan is based on the objectives faced by professionals in this field on a daily basis.

Get the education you need to succeed! CONTACT US today to find out how you can earn a diploma in Recording Arts and Show Production, Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, or Graphic Design and Web Development.