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Performing Arts Profile


The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is designed for a new generation of storytellers: visual and performing artists who share a driving passion and want to learn in the field, creating their own projects in a hands-on, intensive, collaborative environment.

Hands-on learning

NYFA offers a range of programs designed to balance rigorous academics with practical application, training our students to tell compelling visual stories and develop their creative skills. Students learn how to operate industry-standard equipment and software and experience how all aspects of their chosen craft relate to, interact with, and depend upon each other.

Locations
NYFA is committed to exceptional and evolving education, with many international locations and programs worldwide. Our established campuses are in New York City; Los Angeles; South Beach, Miami; Gold Coast, Australia; and Florence, Italy. We also offer workshops at our many satellite locations from Paris to Mumbai.

Performing arts
The New York Film Academy offers unique and challenging performing arts programs, where students train with working industry professionals
and learn hands on, following NYFA’s philosophy of learning by doing.

With programs and workshops offered in both Acting for Film and Musical Theatre, performing arts students at NYFA have the flexibility to pursue their individual passions while building a holistic understanding of the world of performing arts. Throughout their time in NYFA’s Performing Arts School, students receive intensive, conservatory-style training that instills a range of professional skills in each aspiring performer.

Since the New York Film Academy is a hub for students interested in the visual and performing arts, the curriculum is built to allow students to build off and learn from each other’s strengths. Performing arts students have the opportunity to work alongside aspiring Filmmaking, Cinematography, Producing, Digital Editing, and Screenwriting students. Acting for Film students learn to collaborate and create believable characters on working film sets. Musical Theatre students learn to apply their skills both onstage and in original, fully produced movie musicals. Not only does this give students the chance to perform original, well-produced material, but it also gives them exposure to the essential elements of the filmmaking process. Students graduate with experience and training that will prove invaluable as they navigate the professional world of the performing arts.

Acting for Film
The Academy’s Acting for Film program provides actors with intensive training in screen acting, modern on-camera acting techniques, and supporting acting classes, which contribute to the creation of a filmed performance. Challenging students to craft believable characters on camera from the first day of class, NYFA Acting for Film courses are offered at locations worldwide. A faculty of working professional actors, directors, and filmmakers and a hands-on approach to the craft of acting have helped place NYFA amongst the top acting schools.

Musical Theatre
NYFA’s Musical Theatre program is the only one in the world that allows students to create original movie musicals as well as hone their skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Students enrolling in the Musical Theatre school work directly with instructors who have appeared in numerous Broadway and touring productions, regional theatre, opera, hit movie musicals, and television shows.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Programs
Undergraduate
• 3D Animation & Visual Effects
• Acting for Film
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Media Studies
• Photography
• Producing
• Screenwriting

Graduate
• Acting for Film
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Film & Media Production
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Photography
• Producing
• Screenwriting

One- and Two-Year Conservatory

• 3D Animation
• Acting for Film
• Broadcast Journalism
• Cinematography
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Graphic Design
• Musical Theatre
• Musical Theatre & Film
• Photography
• Producing
• Screenwriting

Short-Term Programs
• 3D Animation Virtual Reality (VR)
• Acting for Film
• Broadcast Journalism
• Digital Editing
• Documentary Filmmaking
• ESL
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Musical Theatre
• Photography
• Producing
• Screenwriting

Teens and Kids Camps
• 3D Animation
• Acting for Film
• Broadcast Journalism
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Graphic Design
• Music Video
• Musical Theatre
• Photography
• Screenwriting

Campuses
• Gold Coast, Australia
• Los Angeles, California (College of Visual and Performing Arts)
• New York, New York
• South Beach, Florida (College of Visual and Performing Arts)

Locations

• Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Beijing, China
• Berlin, Germany
• Florence, Italy
• Harvard University, Massachusetts
• Kyoto, Japan
• Moscow, Russia
• Mumbai, India
• Paris, France
• Shanghai, China
• Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida

Degree programs are offered only at our Los Angeles, California, and South Beach, Florida, campuses.


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