Flashpoint, The Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, is committed to the advancement of higher learning in the field of digital arts and entertainment technologies. Surrounded by peers and educators with a passion for the future, students at Flashpoint can pursue two-year programs in Film/Broadcast Media, Recording Arts, Visual Effects/Animation and Game Development. But education is just the starting point. The desire to do things differently, to offer solutions that are revolutionary and bold, is more than our mission; it is at the core of our very culture. We have engineered our departments to simulate the converging digital entertainment industries, not a traditional school. Isolated "administrators" do not control our coursework. Instead, world-class professionals share their knowledge to develop each curriculum. Real-world tools and techniques, the latest technical developments and trends, and hands-on experience are seamlessly integrated into every class. In this way, the efforts of each participant reflect the highest levels of taste, style and technological acumen. Digital entertainment is an expanding, ever-evolving, trillion-dollar industry, worldwide.