WHY CHOOSE FLASHPOINT CHICAGO?
Since our founding, we have developed a distinctive model of education, rooted in our deep industry connections, project-based curriculum, and intensive career support that has earned us respect as a leader in our field—and our employer endorsements are evidence that many in the industry agree.
Flashpoint is not your average college. Here are the top six reasons to choose our institution for your bachelor’s degree or associate degree.
CREATED BY THE INDUSTRY, FOR THE INDUSTRY.
Since its inception, Flashpoint has been rooted in and grown from the industries we serve. At every opportunity, we look to our faculty of active professionals and our industry relationships to inform and evolve our academic experience. Through these industry ties, you will gain deep, meaningful connections to people, projects, and employment opportunities.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE ROOTED IN A UNIQUE, PROJECT-BASED CURRICULUM.
In addition to your academic work, you will have countless opportunities to make your ideas a reality. Under the supportive mentorship of expert faculty, you will work on both real-world client projects as well as your own passion projects—building your confidence and skills, your understanding of how the industry works, and a robust portfolio of experience and real-world credits, gained through courses and programming such as Production-In-Action™, Flashpoint Studios™, and Flashpoint Capstone™.
ROBUST CAREER SUPPORT STARTING YOUR VERY FIRST YEAR.
Flashpoint is known for providing support to help graduates step seamlessly into the real world. Beginning your first semester, you can begin building a dynamic portfolio. We offer weekly Career Services workshops, frequent industry speakers and field trips, an annual Internship Fair, Career Services Week, and Portfolio Shows to help you learn about the industry and meet a broad range of employers and industry professionals. After graduation, all students join our Alumni Association and continue to get career guidance including: interviewing advice, notification of employment opportunities including full- and part-time, paid internships, and freelance/contract via the Alumni Job Board, Alumni Reunions and various networking resources.
OUR COLLEGE IS THE RIGHT SIZE FOR STUDYING DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS, AND COMMUNICATIONS.
You won’t get lost at Flashpoint. No waiting in line for opportunities, equipment and studio rentals, special project approvals, time with faculty, and personalized guidance. Plus, our size enables us to be nimble, quickly seizing client project opportunities for our students and adapting curricula to reflect the needs of the real world.
YOU’LL GET PERSONAL MENTORSHIP FROM OUR FACULTY.
Our faculty do more than teach, they mentor. As a student, your faculty will know you as an individual. They will work alongside you on your academic work and real-world projects, giving you the appropriate level of hands-on guidance at each stage of your education. They will guide and support you accordingly, recognizing that you may eventually be their peer.
WE PUT DOWNTOWN CHICAGO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
Your Flashpoint education extends well beyond our campus walls. Located in Chicago’s epicenter of entertainment, art, culture, and business, our campus allows you ample opportunities to explore, create, and have fun right outside our door.
Disney Television Animation
“What’s great about this school is that every year it’s gotten better and better…. They take the feedback that we give and incorporate it into the classroom.”
“You guys are making films as opposed to learning how to make films. That’s where film education is going.”
“Career Services here is amazing. The students being so prepared when they graduate is so key.”
“These kids actually know what they’re talking about. They’ve had exposure to real-life projects.”