Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Chicago, IL

Company Description

Founded in 2007, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy ( has quickly become one of the industry’s most well-known and respected media arts schools—providing intensive, direct-to-industry associate degree programs that propel graduates into “the business” in a way few other institutions can.

A venture with Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy offers a progressive training model that erases the boundaries between education and the professional world by exposing students to real-world, industry experiences and state-of-the-art software and equipment beginning their first semester on campus.

Part college, part industry apprenticeship, TFA equips graduates with the up-to-the minute technical skills, robust resume of real-world experiences, and powerful industry know-how they need to launch their careers in the digital arts.

TFA offers associate degree programs in the following areas:

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

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy Funding

  • Investment Jan 1, 2011
  • Investment Jan 1, 2010
  • Investment Jan 1, 2009
  • Investment Jan 1, 2008
  • Investment Jan 1, 2007
    Private; Tribeca Film Festival


  • Acquisition Jun 4, 2012
    Amount not disclosed
    Sterling Partners

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