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Visual 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.

Visual arts
Visual storytelling has the unique power to engage an audience by communicating narratives in an impactful, immediate way, immers
ing the viewer directly in the moment. The visual arts encompass the many disciplines of storytelling: from Film to Photography and 3D Animation to Game Design, all of which are offered at NYFA.

The central philosophy of the New York Film Academy is “learning by doing.” From the first day, students will find themselves practicing their art and getting hands-on experience building a portfolio or reel that may help them long after they leave the Academy. NYFA’s visual arts curricula are centered around project-based learning, where students work in state-of-the-art facilities and with industry-standard equipment and software, building a skillset and knowledge base that are the foundation for success in their chosen profession.

Among their many varied talents, New York Film Academy faculty members each possess two very important qualities—they are accomplished in their fields, and they know how to translate their experience into the classroom. They bring to the classroom real-world experience and the education necessary to impart their own learning, experience, and knowledge to their students. Instructors provide passionate, intensive, and comprehensive lessons through lectures, demonstration, and hands-on workshops that allow students to immediately apply their lessons in the field, inspiring them to reach their creative potential.

The Visual Arts School at NYFA consists of seven distinct programs:
• 3D Animation and Visual Effects
• Cinematography
• Documentary Filmmaking
• Filmmaking
• Game Design
• Graphic Design
• Photography

NYFA programs are offered at our locations worldwide. By placing our programs in preeminent entertainment hubs, we empower students to explore their areas of professional interest while they study their chosen discipline.

 


 

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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