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Equipping Students With The Skills They Need

Finding the right school takes a lot of time and effort. We want to make things simple for you, so we’ve put together a few tools to support you during the enrollment process.


Academics and Admissions

F.I.R.S.T. Institute has been preparing students for fulfilling creative careers since 2004. We are a fully licensed and accredited institution in Florida and many other states, which means that our curriculum is held to the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. Explore the pages below to learn more about our programs, admissions requirements, and licensing and accreditation. 

Our Programs

Admissions Requirements

Licensing And Accreditations 

Campus & Online 

Whether class is on campus or online, students will receive the same hands-on instruction from industry professionals. From day one, students will gain real-world experience by diving into industry-related projects. Online students will receive a Creative P.A.K. (Personal Academic Kit) that will allow them to use industry-standard tools at home.

The F.I.R.S.T. Student Experience

Our Faculty

Common Career Paths

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Frequently Asked Questions

For students looking to launch their creative career at F.I.R.S.T. the process is fairly simple. 

  • First, students will speak with an Admissions Representative to discuss their career goals.
  • They will then complete a student application to verify they meet the enrollment requirements, which can be found on our Admissions page.
  • After their application is accepted, they will work with a Financial Aid representative to review their options for making school affordable. This will include filling out a FAFSA, reviewing our available scholarships, third-party payment options, and in-house payment plans.
  • Finally, they will prepare for their program start date after finalizing their financial aid.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

For students looking to apply for financial aid, the process begins by filling out a FAFSA. The FAFSA is a government document that is free to file and does not require a credit check. Those who are considered dependent in the eyes of the government will need to provide their parent’s or legal guardians’ personal information. 

Those who are considered dependent fit the following criteria:

  • Under the age of 24
  • Not Married
  • No children or dependents 
  • Not a member of the U.S. Military 

You will be able to find resources detailing all the necessary requirements for applicants here: 


F.I.R.S.T. Institute is dedicated to providing students with a learning environment where they develop skills, knowledge, and professionalism. Our faculty supports students in crafting job search tools that will improve their ability to find roles in the workforce. Our Career Services team will also assist students before and after graduation by conducting a resume and portfolio review as well as providing insight into job search strategies, networking, and interview fundamentals. Student will not finish the program without having created a portfolio, resume, and cover letter.


Students looking to relocate to Orlando, FL can work with to find affordable housing near our campus. EDURent helps students across the country find appropriate living situations based on their needs.


Yes! We recommend that all students apply for scholarships. You can learn more on our Scholarship page.


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