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Audio Graduate Spotlight: Will Risteen — From Radio to Freelance

Audio graduate Will Risteen grew up dreaming of being on the radio, and he made it happen shortly after leaving F.I.R.S.T. Institute! Get his take on the excitement and unpredictability of the Recording Arts and Show Production industry and find out where his career has taken him in this Audio Graduate Spotlight!

Audio Graduate Spotlight: Donnie Crawford's Digital Media Experience

We're diving into F.I.R.S.T. Institute audio graduate Donnie Crawford's unique career path in digital media. From filmmaking and television gigs to going to audio school to master sound, Donnie has gotten experience in it all and even started his own business, Show Palace Entertainment!

F.I.R.S.T. Institute: Reviews From Military Veteran Students

The diverse student body at F.I.R.S.T. Institute includes students from all walks of life and backgrounds, and we are very proud to include military veterans in our student profile. As our military veteran students have discovered, their experience and the skills learned during their time serving can translate well to a program like ours. Find out what these veterans had to say about the programs at F.I.R.S.T. Institute!


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Audio Graduate Spotlight: Hype Media's Steven Harrison

In this Audio Graduate Spotlight, we're checking in on music production graduate Steven Harrison. Since graduation from F.I.R.S.T. Institute, Steven has started his own business, Hype Music Industries, and is working hard to make a name for himself in the music industry and keeping his over 2,000 clients coming back for more. Read on to find out what he's working on!

Film Graduate Spotlight: Theo Christofore of Infinitree Media

Film school graduate Theo Christofore is living many film students' dream: he's founded his own media production company and is filming projects that he's passionate about. Learn more about Theo's filmmaking success and his plans for the future in today's Film Graduate Spotlight!

Film Graduate Spotlight: J.T. Calloway On Working On Blockbuster Films

Many film school students have big dreams of one day working on major motion pictures alongside celebrity actors and directors. F.I.R.S.T. Institute Film and Video Production graduate J.T. Calloway is making that dream a reality! In today's Film Graduate Spotlight, we'll get a look into J.T.'s successful career in the film industry.

Audio Graduate Spotlight: Dan Arias on Overcoming Adversity

In this Audio Graduate Spotlight Q&A, you'll meet Dan Arias, a F.I.R.S.T Institute Audio Engineering and Music Production graduate who is finding success in the audio engineering industry. Dan firmly believes in the idea that overcoming adversity and pushing to succeed can lead to a dream career. Read on to discover how Dan's drive to overcome the obstacles he faced in childhood led him to successful audio careers!

Audio Graduate Spotlight: Frank Gutierrez Finds Music Industry Success

Finding success as a DJ is something many audio engineering students strive for, and F.I.R.S.T. Institute Audio Engineering and Music Production program graduate Frank Gutierrez made it happen! His passion for music coupled with a solid foundation from an audio engineering school led him to a career with Promo Only and as a professional DJ.

Audio Graduate Spotlight: Nicholas Baptiste on His Audio Career Path

From shooting video of dolphins for SeaWorld's Discovery Cove to producing his own television shows, F.I.R.S.T. Institute Audio Engineering and Music Production program graduate Nicholas Baptiste has experience in many facets the digital media industry. Discover how Nicholas found a career in the audio industry that aligned with his lifetime love of music in today's Audio Graduate Spotlight series!

Audio Graduate Spotlight: Big Makk Shares His Recipe for Success

Sam Koroitamudu is better known to Orlando hip hop, house, and electronic dance music fans as DJ and producer Big Makk. The F.I.R.S.T. Institute Audio Engineering and Music Production graduate is making big strides in the music industry and performing with huge names along the way.

Career Development: Disney Entertainment Visits F.I.R.S.T. Institute

College is about more than simply sitting in a classroom to take notes and endless tests. Networking is one of the most beneficial opportunities you have available to you while in school and attending speaker events is something you should absolutely take advantage of before it's too late! This week, F.I.R.S.T. Institute students were visited by Disney employees and were able to gain valuable insight into what it's like working for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world!

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