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Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Arts and Design

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Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Arts and Design

The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, South Beach, Florida and Gold Coast, Australia. NASAD establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art and design-related endeavors. NASAD is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

NASAD's commission on Accreditation has reviewed and approved the following Programs currently offered:

At the Los Angeles Campus:
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Acting for Film
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Screenwriting
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Producing
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Photography
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Cinematography
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Documentary Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Game Design
  • Master of Arts (1 year): Film & Media Production
  • Master of Arts (1 year): Producing
  • Master of Arts (1 year): Screenwriting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Producing (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design(3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (3 years plus summers)
  • Associate of Fine Arts (2 years): Filmmaking
  • Associate of Fine Arts (2 years): Acting for Film
  • Associate of Fine Arts (2 years): Producing for Film and Television
  • Associate of Fine Arts (2 years): Screenwriting
  • Associate of Fine Arts (2 years): Game Design
  • 2 Year Photography
  • 1 Year Game Design
  • 1 Year Filmmaking
  • 1 Year Acting for Film
  • 1 Year Producing for Film and Television
  • 1 Year Screenwriting
  • 1 Year 3-D Computer Animation
  • 1 Year Documentary Filmmaking
  • 1 Year Cinematography
  • 1 Year Photography
  • 1 Year Graphic Design
  • 1 Year Broadcast Journalism
  • Community Education Programs

At the New York Campus:
  • 1 Year Filmmaking
  • 1 Year Acting for Film
  • 1 Year Producing for Film and Television
  • 1 Year Screenwriting
  • 1 Year Documentary Filmmaking
  • 1 Year 3-D Computer Animation
  • 1 Year Game Design
  • 1 Year Cinematography
  • 1 Year Photography
  • 1 Year Graphic Design
  • 1 Year Broadcast Journalism
  • 2 Year Filmmaking
  • 2 Year Acting for Film
  • Community Education Programs

At the South Beach Campus:
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts (2 years): Acting for Film
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking (3 years plus summers)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film (3 years plus summers)

At the Gold Coast, Australia Campus:
  • 1 Year Filmmaking
  • 2 Year Filmmaking
  • 1 Year Acting for Film
  • 2 Year Acting for Film
  • Community Education Programs


New York Film Academy has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.

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