New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy was founded on the philosophy that "learning by doing" combined with best industry practices is more valuable than years of theoretical study for filmmakers and actors. This educational model allows students to achieve more in less time than at all other film or acting schools in the world.
Curriculum and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date course information.
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About New York Film Academy
For those that are considering sharpening their skills, our film schools, acting schools, and photography school offer short term filmmaking, acting, and photography workshops as well. We also host film and acting camps throughout the world that are designed for high school aged students.
Be ready for the most challenging and rewarding experience of your life. Gain unsurpassed real-world experience to prepare you for a career in filmmaking, acting for film, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, 3D animation or musical theater. You can enroll in a short-term workshop or spend one, two or three years dedicated to perfecting your craft, instead of just reading books and attending lectures.
The New York Film Academy is considered the best hands-on film school in the world by many of today’s top filmmakers. Our student body is remarkably diverse. Across our New York and California campuses, our students represent over 77 different nationalities, and this diversity adds to the creative atmosphere and fosters a unique artistic community.
- The New York Film Academy offers one-year programs in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Cinematography, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Photography and Game Design; as well as an Accelerated three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in Filmmaking, Acting, Producing, Screenwriting, 3D Animation and Game Design, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies. Our school also offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design and Digital Photography, and two-year Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting and Game Design, and a Master of Fine Arts (MA) in Film and Media Production at our Los Angeles campus. Each program is structured for students who want intensive training from award winning faculty using professional facilities and equipment starting their first day of classes; better preparing them for a career in the motion picture and entertainment industries. In the first year of any of our filmmaking programs each student will write, shoot, direct and edit 8 films and work as crew of 28 more! Register in any of our world-class programs and get the experience you need to excel in your field.
This school’s location
NEW YORK CITY is the home of independent film and the international proving ground for actors. Its 24/7 energy and culture will inspire you to create and achieve at the highest level. New York Film Academy students are immersed in the heart of this great city which becomes part of their films and their lives.
This city is the muse for filmmakers and actors who are inspired by its extraordinary energy. Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Spike Lee choose New York to make their films and their homes in. New York actors like Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Ryan Gosling, and Anne Hathaway all draw from its culture and people in the characters they create.
Studying at the Film Academy's location in New York is like living at the crossroads of the world. New York City has a way of thrilling the senses that is as constant and direct as the subways rumbling beneath its surface. For its size, diversity of landscape, people and culture, the city is unparalleled. One can hear dozens of different languages, choose from the cuisine of six continents, and rub shoulders with diplomats, designers, machinists or musicians on any given day.
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