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Acting School at the New York Film Academy

Designed equally for beginning actors as well as those with experience, our Acting for Film School programs provide actors with modern on-camera acting techniques plus a foundation of acting training rooted in time-honored theatrical traditions. Our instructors are all professional, working actors, writers, directors, and producers - veterans of Hollywood, independent film, television, Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre - and they give each student the personal focus and rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and television.

Here's why The New York Film Academy Acting School is on the cutting-edge of actor training:

Practical On-Camera Experience
At the New York Film Academy, we provide our acting students with as much practical film set experience as possible. Working in conjunction with the Film School programs, our students act on film sets more than at any other acting school in the world.

Original Work
Both our acting school and film school programs feature the production of original short films or scenes that star our acting school students.

Dynamic Faculty
Our instructors are working veterans of Hollywood and independent film, Broadway and Off-Broadway who teach because they love to teach.

Acting school Filmmaking Resources
Our Acting for Film School and Film School programs work hand-in-hand to provide all of our acting and film students resources such as film equipment, live film shoots, and a network of filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and editors that will be invaluable upon graduation and entry into the profession.

Reel Materials
We provide all of our acting school students with professionally shot and edited materials that are suitable to put on an actor's reel, one of the primary ways that actors get work in the real world.

Short Intensive Programs
Our comprehensive curricula offer students intensive programs that cover an extensive amount of material in a relatively short time. This allows students to get excellent training without taking them out of the working world for an extended period.

Auditions Vs. No Auditions
Because we understand the differences among our prospective students, the Academy has two admissions tracks for our One and Two-Year Acting for Film Programs. Whether you choose to apply through the Audition Track or the Open Enrollment Track, all admitted applicants follow an intensive curriculum designed to launch a career in film and television. Please click here to see our audition dates and locations.


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Chair's Blog
An actors's dilemma: What you feel and what others see are two very different things. This is often a confusing point for beginning actors who insist that they felt the appropriate emotional response for a given scene. But we didn't see it! Storytelling in all media (film, TV, theatre, novels) is an art form that depends entirely on successful communication. Those receiving the story ... >> Read full article
An actors's dilemma: What you feel and what others see are two very different things. This is often a confusing point for beginning actors who insist that they felt the appropriate emotional response for a given scene. But we didn't see it! Storytelling in all media (film, TV, theatre, novels) is an art form that depends entirely on successful communication. Those receiving the story - the viewing audience (in acting school, it's your classmates) - are the crucial benchmark in that communication. Collaborative storytelling, such as that involved in filmmaking, involves trusting that many independently moving parts are being guiding to a common end that serves a story. In acting school, we train actors to access their emotions, but production designers, audio engineers, gaffers, grips, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, directors, are ALL working toward a common goal that involves successful communication and, thus, successful storytelling. That always implies serving an audience, not the feelings of the artist. Good actors know the difference.

Glenn Kalison
Chair
Acting Department
New York Film Academy's Acting School

The Acting School At The New York Film Academy Offers Cutting-Edge Actor Training

How Do You Become A Professional Actor?
Well-trained professional actors who have discipline, technique, and a working knowledge of the entire filmmaking process are rare. This is why the New York Film Academy's Acting for Film school is on the cutting-edge of the actor-training field. In addition to full immersion in the craft of acting, we also believe that well-trained actors are made even better by understanding all of the rigors and nuances of a professional film set. Better than any other school in the world, the Acting School at the Performing Arts School is equipped to provide all of our acting students with a real-life professional filmmaking experience. Actors work closely with the Film School students in class as well as in on-location short film productions. In the process, important networks are formed between screenwriters, directors, producers and editors. Unlike other acting schools, we provide all of our acting students with a basic education in a variety of filmmaking crafts: directing, producing, screenwriting, and many different crew positions. Students come away from the Acting for Film School program not only with solid acting training, but with practical filmmaking experience under their belt as well.

Acting school Many Of Our Acting Students Are:
• People with little or no acting experience
• People who have some theatre experience but little or no film experience
• An eclectic group of people with diverse backgrounds, from all over
the world

What You Can Expect:
• An intense learning experience
• Total immersion in the craft of acting
• On-camera training within the first few days
• A professional working atmosphere
• A complete spectrum of acting classes
• Access to veterans of stage and screen
• Opportunities to work on actual film scenes and productions

A network of students from all over the world!

Degrees Offered:

MFA Acting
BFA Acting
AFA Acting