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New York Film Academy - New York City

If you attend the New York Film Academy in New York City, upon completion, you may request that your course work be evaluated for credit by the academic committee at our Los Angeles campus. You may refer to the table below for the number of credits awarded and to the conditions for the award of credit.

Transcripts and college credits for all New York Film Academy locations are processed and issued solely by the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California. No additional per credit fee is required.

New York Film Academy - Los Angeles

If you attend a program or workshop at the New York Film Academy at the Los Angeles campus, please refer to the table below for the number of credits awarded and to the conditions for the award of credit.

PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
MFA Filmmaking (Thesis Option A) 68 Credits
MFA Filmmaking (Thesis Option B) 75 Credits
MA Film & Media Production 37 Credits
BFA Filmmaking 128 Credits
AFA Filmmaking 75 Credits
MFA Acting for Film 63 Credits
BFA Acting for Film 123 Credits
AFA Acting for Film 64 Credits
MFA Screenwriting 63 Credits
BFA Screenwriting 121 Credits
AFA Screenwriting 63 Credits
MFA Producing (Thesis Options A & B) 61.5 Credits
MFA Producing (Thesis Option C) 69.5 Credits
BFA Producing 120.5 Credits
AFA Producing 61.5 Credits
MFA Photography 60 Credits
BFA Photography 120 Credits
MFA Cinematography 60 Credits
MFA Documentary 70.5 Credits
MFA Game Design 64 Credits
BFA Game Design 128 Credits
AFA Game Design 60 Credits
MA Film & Media Production 37 Credits
BFA Animation 125 Credits
BFA in Graphic Design 122 Credits
BFA in Illustration 123 Credits
BA in Media Studies 123 Credits
Two-Year Filmmaking 66 Credits
Two-Year Acting for Film 66 Credits
Two-Year Photography 55 Credits
One-Year Filmmaking 38.5 Credits
One-Year Acting for Film 31 Credits
One-Year Producing 35.5 Credits
One-Year Screenwriting 33 Credits
One-Year 3D Animation & Visual Effects 28 Credits
One-Year Documentary Filmmaking 40 Credits
One-Year Broadcast Journalism 36 Credits
One-Year Photography 30 Credits
One-Year Cinematography 30 Credits
One-Year Game Design 31 Credits
One-Year Graphic Design 24 Credits
One-Year Illustration 30 Credits
Eight-Week Filmmaking 6 Credits
Eight-Week Acting 6 Credits
Eight-Week Music Video Rolling Stone 6 Credits
Eight-Week Producing 6 Credits
Eight-Week Screenwriting 6 Credits
Eight-Week Photography 6 Credits
Eight-Week Broadcast Journalism 4 Credits
Holiday Filmmaking 6 Credits
Six-Week Filmmaking 4 Credits
Six-Week Documentary 4 Credits
Four-Week Filmmaking 3 Credits
Four-Week Hi-Def Filmmaking 3 Credits
Four-Week Acting for Film 3 Credits
Four-Week Digital Editing 3 Credits
Four-Week Music Video Rolling Stone 3 Credits
Four-Week Producing 3 Credits
Four-Week Photography 3 Credits
Four-Week 3D Animation & Visual Effects 3 Credits
Four-Week Broadcast Journalism 3 Credits
Four-Week Musical Theatre 3 Credits
Three-Week Filmmaking 3 Credits
Three-Week Hi-Def Filmmaking 3 Credits
Three-Week Acting for Film 3 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Filmmaking 4 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Hi-Def Filmmaking 4 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Acting for Film 4 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Digital Editing 4 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Producing 4 Credits
Twelve-Week Evening Screenwriting 4 Credits
One-Week Hi-Def Filmmaking 1 Credit
One-Week Acting for Film 1 Credit

Conditions for the Awarding of Credits

In order to earn credit, NYFA students must meet the Academy’s Academic & Attendance Policies. For complete details regarding these policies, please consult the Course Catalog. The New York Film Academy awards credits according to the following policy:

Credits are defined as semester units, which consist of 3 hours of work each week for a period of 15-16 weeks. In lecture courses requiring outside preparation, 1 credit represents 1 hour of instruction and at least 2 hours of work outside of class, per week. In studio/laboratory courses, 1 credit represents 1.5 to 2 hours of instruction and at least 1-1.5 hours of studio/laboratory preparation, per week.

In undergraduate and certificate programs, a minimum of 12 credits per semester is required for students to maintain full-time status. In graduate programs, a minimum of 6 credits per semester is required for students to maintain full-time status.

Credit Transfer Policy

Qualified students* enrolled in programs or workshops offered by the New York Film Academy or an affiliated institution may request that their studies and course work be considered for transfer credit or an award of credit by the New York Film Academy’s west coast headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

NYFA does not accept more than 30 units of Liberal Arts & Science from other schools. From NYFA’s branch campuses, the LA campus will accept no more than 50 % of the total credits required to complete a degree or program.

Students desiring credit for previous academic work or training must submit a written request for such credit to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, along with transcripts and/or official score reports. No requests for transfer credits can be evaluated until students have submitted evidence of completed coursework. All transfer credit requests must be made within the Add/Drop period, and students are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s office or the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs prior to the first day of class, in order to ensure that all requisite material is received and evaluated in a timely manner. Students who fail to submit a transfer credit request and provide all required documents by the deadline will not have their credits transferred and must attend all mandatory courses in their program. Students are advised to check the Add/Drop Change dates listed under Academic Policies.

To be accepted for transfer, courses must have been taken at an accredited institution, taken for a letter grade of a C or higher (where the C grade has the numerical equivalent of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale); be a college-level course and must be the substantial equivalent of a course offered at the New York Film Academy. Decisions regarding the awarding of credit rest with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If credit is awarded, the length and/or requirements of the program may be adjusted. Only official transcripts, official score reports and official evaluations of foreign units shall be used for this review.

Transfer students must meet the same overall academic standards and requirements as students who enter the BA or BFA as freshmen. The studio arts curriculum at NYFA is highly specialized and integrated with very few electives and it is the general policy of New York Film Academy not to accept transfer units in studio arts from other academic postsecondary institutions. Grades from transfer courses are not used to calculate the NYFA grade-point average; only the course units transfer. NYFA may place further restrictions on the acceptance of transfer units in order to maintain the integrity of the BFA degree program. For this reason, courses, practica or internships, taken at other institutions may not transfer. Acceptance of units in transfer does not guarantee that those units will be applicable to the BFA degree.

The New York Film Academy makes no representation whatsoever that credits awarded by the New York Film Academy Los Angeles, California will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution. The acceptance of transfer credits is always governed by the receiving school.

*To be a qualified student, one must meet all admissions criteria, standards of course work, attendance, and the course of study must have been deemed equivalent to an approved course at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.

Semester Credit Unit Definition

A semester unit consists of three hours of work each week for a period of 15-16 weeks. In lecture courses requiring outside preparation, one semester unit represents one hour of instruction and at least two hours of work outside of class, per week. In studio/laboratory courses, one semester unit represents one and one-half to two hours of instruction and at least one and one-half hours of studio/laboratory preparation per week.

Transfer of International Credit

Credit from institutions outside the country must be equated to those at accredited US colleges and universities. It is the responsibility of the student to furnish NYFA with an original certified copy of an evaluation of his/her international units performed by World Educational Services or an equivalent service approved by the Office of the Registrar.

Transcripts and college credits are processed and issued solely by the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California.


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