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 by creating their own projects in an intensive, hands-on collaborative environment.

 

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

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
• Acting for Film
• Broadcast Journalism
• Digital Editing
• Documentary Filmmaking
• English as a Second Language (ESL)
• Filmmaking
• Musical Theatre
• Photography
• Producing
• Screenwriting
• Virtual Reality Game Design

Teens and Kids Camps

• 3D Animation
• Acting for FIlm
• Broadcast Journalism
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Graphic Design
• Music Video
• Musical Theatre
• Photography

Campuses

• Gold Coast, Australia
• Los Angeles, California
- College of Visual & Performing Arts
• New York, New York
• South Beach, Florida
- College of Visual & Performing Arts

Satellite Locations

• Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Beijing, China
• Florence, Italy
• Harvard University
• Moscow, Russia
• Mumbai, India
• Paris, France
• Shanghai, China

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


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 operateindustry-standard equipment and software and experience how all aspects of their chosen craft relate to, interact with, and depend on each other.

Locations
NYFA is committed to providing an exceptional and evolving education with many international locations and programs worldwide. Our establishedcampuses are in New York City; LosAngeles; South Beach, Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia. We also offer programs in Florence, Italy, and workshops hosted at our many satellite locations, including Harvard University, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, and Paris.

The New York Film Academy welcomes students from all countries, cultures, and walks of life. This nurtures a supportive, positive atmosphere conducive to the level of collaboration required to do great work.

Performing arts
The New York Film Academy offers unique and challenging performing arts programs, where students train with working industry professionalsand learn hands-on, following the NYFA philosophy of learning by doing. With programs and workshopsoffered in both Acting for Film and Musical Theatre, performing arts students at NYFA have the flexibilityto 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 on stage and in original, fullyproduced movie musicals. Not only does this give students the chance to perform original, well-produced material, but it also gives them exposure to essential elements of the filmmaking process. Students graduate with experience and training thatwill prove invaluable as they navigate the professional world of the performing arts.

Acting for Film
The Academy’s Acting for Film programs provide actors with intensive training in screen acting, modern on-camera acting techniques, andsupporting acting classes, which contribute to the creation of a filmed performance. Challenging studentsto craft believable characters on camera from the first day of class, ourActing for Film courses are offered at locations worldwide. A faculty ofworking professional actors, directors, and filmmakers and a hands-on approach to the craft of acting havehelped place NYFA among the top acting schools.

Musical Theatre
NYFA’s Musical Theatre programs, offered in New York City, are theonly programs in the world that allow students to create original moviemusicals and hone their skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Studentsenrolling in the Musical Theatre School work directly with instructorswho have appeared in numerousBroadway and touring productions, regional theatre productions, operas,hit movie musicals, and television shows.