Welcome to Tribeca Flashpoint Academy—where you can put your passion to work.

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is one of the industry's most well-known and respected digital arts schools—providing intensive, hands-on, apprenticeship-style degree programs that propel graduates into "the business" in a way few other institutions can.

Part college, part industry apprenticeship, we offer a progressive training model through which students begin using industry-standard equipment and software and working on real-world client projects during their very first semester on campus. They graduate in as little as 15 months with robust resumes and the insider industry know-how they need to step seamlessly into their careers in the digital media arts.

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TFA: A Digital Art School for the 21st Century

For the artists, the innovators, the passionate few who fill our classrooms, TFA is the place where serious futures begin. That’s because we pride ourselves on offering competitive digital art degrees in fields such as:

  • Film + Broadcast
  • Recording Arts
  • Animation + Visual Effects
  • Game + Interactive Media
  • Design + Visual Communication

So what does that mean for students? For one thing, it means an uncommon emphasis on technology in the classroom. Rather than focusing on the fine arts as traditional art schools do, we teach our students to embrace new tools and create the media people and companies need today.

It also means an emphasis on professional skills. Our students go on to work at game design companies and ad agencies, on film sets, and in recording studios where professional standards are paramount to success. Unlike most art schools, we immerse our students in these environments while they are still students so they can easily transition into real-world work environments after graduation.

And, of course, it means hard work. It means dedication. It means knowing what you want, and pouring everything it takes into the process to make it happen. Because this isn’t a “find yourself” kind of art school. TFA is where you become yourself.

TFA’s Digital Media Arts College Programs: What to Expect

At TFA, we’ve created a real-world production environment within a digital media art school. In each of TFA’s two-year programs, students can expect to get hands-on training from industry experts and opportunities to work on projects for real-world clients. They’ll also get as many contact hours as they would in a traditional four-year art school program.

Compared to a traditional four-year art school, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy’s highly selective associate degree programs offer:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Shorter times to degree completion
  • Less time spent learning outdated technologies
  • Extensive access to industry professionals

With all this at their fingertips, it’s no wonder over 77% of TFA graduates go on to work in their field within 6 months of graduation.*  How many art schools can say that?

Apply to Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

If you’re ready to apply your talents to a real career, choose the digital art school that works as hard as you do. Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is currently accepting applications for our two-year degree programs and our 15-month accelerated program. To be considered for September, January, or June enrollment, inquire here.

*Based on 2011 placement statistics, as reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.


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