Each student writes, shoots, directs and edits 8 films and works on crew of 28 more in the first year!
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Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster are among the many figures in the film industry who have sent their family members to study at the New York Film Academy. We are honored to be the film and acting school of choice of these other luminaries including Kevin Kline, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Bono (U2), directors Stephen Frears, Peter Bogdonavich, Roger Donaldson and James L. Brooks.
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.
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 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.
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 theatre. 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 City, Los Angeles and South Beach campuses, our students represent over 77 different nationalities, and this diversity adds to the creative atmosphere and fosters a unique artistic community.