Study Abroad

TRIBECA FLASHPOINT COLLEGE

Tribeca Flashpoint was founded by industry professionals to meet the demand for talented artists and marketers in the exploding digital economy. Our programs are designed to take your creative intuition, mix it with technological know-how, and turn you into the kind of crazy-good creative you want to be. We are dedicated to graduating the best prepared, most highly pursued creatives in the industry.

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.

Location

Tribeca Flashpoint College is situated in downtown Chicago. It’s one of the nation’s largest, most diverse, and most inspiring cities. Whether you’re making connections to facilitate your future career, enjoying the city’s myriad cultural attractions, or taking advantage of the beautiful lakefront, parks, and beaches, Chicago offers you all the advantages of going to school in a major metropolitan city paired with the livability, affordability, and hospitality of the Midwest.

Accomodation

Finding the right living arrangement is an important step in planning your education. Tribeca Flashpoint’s campus, located in the bustling urban landscape of downtown Chicago, offers students an exciting opportunity to live in many of the city’s diverse and easily-accessible neighborhoods. Although we do not offer official student housing, we do recommend several housing partners that are within walking distance of the school and/or readily available via public transportation.

Why Tribeca Flashpoint College

Created by the industry, for the industry

Since its inception, Tribeca 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.

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 from the very first year

Tribeca 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.

The right size for studying digital media arts, and communications.

You won’t get lost at Tribeca 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.

Opportunity for personal mentorship from our faculty.

Our faculties 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 Tribeca 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.


Our Programs

Become immersed in the industry from day one. Tribeca Flashpoint College programs are built on the core philosophy that learning happens by doing.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs (B.A. or B.S.)

The bachelor’s degrees at Tribeca Flashpoint College are designed to produce highly skilled graduates that are well-versed in multiple aspects of their discipline with robust portfolios that include extensive client-based projects and advanced level of work. Each 120 credit hour bachelor’s degree program provides a strong foundation, introduction to the industry, and solid techniques complemented with advanced level of work and in-depth education in specialized areas.

Tribeca Flashpoint’s 60 credit hour associate degree programs are designed to help students become skilled generalists in their fields of choice. Emphasizing hands-on learning and real-world projects throughout, each of our associate degree programs provide a strong experiential foundation from which you can launch a career, or continue on to earn your bachelor’s degree.

When life is at its most demanding it takes courage, confidence, and resolve to pursue a degree. Here at Tribeca Flashpoint we offer flexible scheduling and accelerated formats online in our Digital Art, Digital Marketing, and Graphic Design and Interactive Media programs.

Film

  • B.A. in Film
  • B.A. in Post-Production
  • A.A.S. in Film
  • Film Faculty
  • Recording Arts

  • A.A.S. in Recording Arts
  • Recording Arts Faculty
  • Animation + Digital Art

  • B.S. in Digital Media, Digital Art
  • A.A.S. in Animation + VFX
  • Animation + Digital Art Faculty
  • Graphic Design

  • B.A. in Graphic Design + Interactive Media
  • A.A.S. in Design + Visual Communication
  • Graphic Design Faculty
  • Marketing

  • B.S. in Digital Marketing, Digital Media
  • Digital Marketing Faculty
  • What will you be creating? Take the first step to finding out today.

    Tribeca Flashpoint believes in making a holistic assessment of a prospective student’s ability to succeed at the college and in the careers to which they aspire. Therefore each application is reviewed and considered individually when determining acceptance. For the student not meeting the published criteria, an appeals process exists through which additional factors may be considered.

    To be considered for admission into our associate or bachelor’s degree programs by the Admissions Committee, students are required to submit the following:

  • Completed admissions application, including an essay
  • Original Senior Secondary School certificate results
  • In addition to the basic criteria listed above, students are also required to:

  • Provide an evaluation of high school and/or college transcripts from NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or other accredited evaluation company which demonstrates equivalency of high school graduation with a GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0.
  • Complete one of the following English language proficiency test*: TOEFL (minimum: 80 internet, 550 paper, 213 computer), IELTS (minimum: 6.5), or iTEP (minimum: 4.5). *
  • *a. The English proficiency test requirements may be waived for any applicant that meets one of the following:

  • Graduated from a high school where the majority of classes are taught in English and/or approved/recognized by an American or British Institution
  • Born and raised in a country whose first language is English; or
  • Achieved a certificate of completion from a recognized Language Center. Contact admissions for a list of certificates accepted from other institutions.
  • What are the entry requirements?

    This depends on the programme of choice and also the particular institution. However, generally, a minimum of 5 credits in relevant subjects in SSCE, including a credit pass in English Language that is not below C5.

    How long does it take to process my admission?

    For most of the institutions, visa processing takes 2 – 3 weeks after confirmation of admission and payment of all necessary fees.

    Does the school help with accommodation?

    Nearly all the institutions are multi-campus and as such most students are accommodated on campuses. However, some of them encourage and facilitate off campus residency especially among people in the community in order foster integration with the community.

  • Select a school and a course of study
  • Obtain an application form with our guidelines & instructions pamphlets
  • Fill and return the application forms
  • apply now