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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.

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. At the bottom of this page please see the conditions the student must meet in order to receive credit. The Semester Credit Unit disbursement for each workshop and program is as follows:

MFA Filmmaking (Thesis Option A) 69.5 Credits
MFA Filmmaking (Thesis Option B) 73.5 Credits
MA Film & Media Production 35.5 Credits
BFA Filmmaking 125 Credits
AFA Filmmaking 73.5 Credits
MFA Acting for Film 63 Credits
BFA Acting for Film 130 Credits
AFA Acting for Film 66 Credits
MFA Screenwriting 63 Credits
BFA Screenwriting 121 Credits
AFA Screenwriting 61 Credits
MFA Producing (Thesis Options A & B) 60.5 Credits
MFA Producing (Thesis Option C) 68.5 Credits
BFA Producing 120.5 Credits
AFA Producing 60.5 Credits
MFA Photography 60 Credits
BFA Photography 120 Credits
MFA Cinematography 60 Credits
MFA Documentary 70 Credits
MFA Game Design 64 Credits
BFA Game Design 128 Credits
AFA Game Design 60 Credits
BFA Animation 128 Credits
BA in Media Studies 120 Credits
Two-Year Filmmaking 66 Credits
Two-Year Acting for Film 66 Credits
Two-Year Photography 55 Credits
One-Year Filmmaking 37.5 Credits
One-Year Acting for Film 31 Credits
One-Year Producing 34.5 Credits
One-Year Screenwriting 33 Credits
One-Year 3D Animation 27 Credits
One-Year Documentary Filmmaking 39 Credits
One-Year Broadcast Journalism 36 Credits
One-Year Photography 30 Credits
One-Year Cinematography 29 Credits
One-Year Game Design 31 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 4 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 Animation 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


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.

The New York Film Academy makes no representation whatsoever that credits awarded by the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution except as explicitly stated on this website. 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.


Admission Policy for Workshops and Programs for College Credit
Applicants must have a high school diploma or acceptable equivalent (no minimum GPA required), speak English, and express a serious desire to explore the art and craft of moving pictures and/or acting in an intense, hands-on, artistic workshop. It is required that an Admissions Committee member arranges a phone interview with students interested in applying for the One-Year Programs. This interview is the basis for determining whether or not the student is qualified for an advanced workshop. All students must possess the drive and commitment necessary to complete a rigorous, total immersion filmmaking or acting program. They must be able to communicate well and work collaboratively with others in an artistic environment.

In addition to the current application booklet, students must submit the following:Sealed Official Academic Transcripts from Prior Institution(s) sent directly from the issuing institution to the NYFA Registrar’s Office

Admission Requirements
Students may be declined admission if the workshop they are applying for does not have space available for the date selected for attendance, or if they have not earned a high school diploma or acceptable equivalent. Students who do not speak English will also be declined admission to the workshops, given that all of instruction in the Academy is conducted in English. Students who are unable to meet the financial obligations of the workshop one month prior to the start date will also be declined admission.

Attendance Policy
In New York Film Academy One-Week Workshops, no student absences are permitted. Should a student miss a class in a One-Week Workshop he/she cannot continue to study with that current class. The student however, may return for a future program. In Short-Term Hands-On 4, 6, 8, 12 Week Workshops, and One-Year Program students are allowed 3 excused absences per month. After a student has missed a fourth class during a single month in a degree or non-degree program and has not contacted the attendance office with a valid excuse, the student will be contacted with a date and time for a Disciplinary Review Hearing. At the hearing, the appropriate course of action will be determined for that student given his/her explanation for their absences and the Academy’s records of the student’s overall attendance and participation. A disciplinary hearing can result in suspension from the workshop or program. If a student is suspended from a workshop or program, he/she cannot continue to study with that current class. The student may return for a future program. However, a Disciplinary Review Hearing in a future workshop or program would result in expulsion. Students who are expelled from a workshop or program, or choose to not continue after a suspension, will receive refunds only in accordance with the policy outlined by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and the State of New York Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.

Semester Credit Unit Definition
At the New York Film Academy, one semester credit consists of 48 hours of instruction or, as is customary in studio-based visual and performing arts postsecondary institutions, three Seminar/Lecture, Studio/Lab, or Studio/ Practicum hours of instruction per week for a period of sixteen weeks. Instructional class hours are 60 minutes.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Instructors will evaluate their students at the midpoint and at the end of each term. Prior to engaging in all creative assignments, students must present an aesthetic plan to their instructors for approval. Approval will be determined through a qualitative comparison by the instructor of the Production Plan of each individual student to the standard level of aptitude held by the Academy for each course of study. Grade level will be determined by the instructor after the project is complete and will be based upon the level of success each student achieves with regard to the completion of his or her aesthetic plan.

The performance of all students in each course of study in all New York Film Academy degree and certificate workshops and programs is evaluated in a grading system consisting of three tiers: (E) Excellent, (S) Satisfactory, and (U) Unsatisfactory. Students must pass all courses with a “Satisfactory” grade or better in order to continue their study and obtain a certificate of completion or a degree.

Grading Policy
Classroom performance in seminars and lectures will be determined by a combination of attendance, class participation, and successful completion of all class exercises.

Instructors critique each film, video project, performance, or screenplay and assign a numerical score between 1 and 4 based upon an in depth evaluation of five areas of concentration.

In Filmmaking and Digital Filmmaking workshops and programs students will be graded according to their performance in: Story, Aesthetic, Direction of Performance, Adherence to Budget and Schedule, and Overall Impact.

Students in Acting workshops and programs will be graded according to their performance in: Character Choices, Strength of Performance, Ability to Take Direction, Emotional Vulnerability, and Technique.

Students in Producing workshops and programs will be graded according to their performance in: Adherence to Budget, Adherence to Schedule, Story Development, Production Value, and Overall Impact.

Students in Screenwriting workshops and programs will be graded according to their performance in: Story and Character Development, Stylistic and Tonal Consistency, Dialogue, Screenplay Execution, and Overall Impact.

Students in Digital Editing workshops and programs will be graded according to their performance in: Approach to Spatial and Temporal Continuity, Editing of Performance, Pacing and Rhythm, Sound and Music Editing, and Overall Impact.

Students who receive a cumulative score of 18 or higher will be assigned the grade (E).
Students who receive a score between 14 and 17 will be assigned the grade (S).
Students who receive a score of 13 or lower will be assigned the grade (U).

Academic Probation
Students who receive an “Unsatisfactory” grade in one course will be placed on academic probation. In order to remain in a particular workshop or program, students who have been placed on Academic Probation must earn a grade of “Satisfactory” or better in all subsequent courses. They must also complete additional coursework assigned by the instructor who gave the “Unsatisfactory” grade in order to improve the grade to “Satisfactory” and earn credit for the course. The extent of the additional coursework will depend upon the level of deficiency of each student as determined by the instructor.  Students remain on Academic Probation until graduation. Any student who receives an “Unsatisfactory” grade for two or more courses prior to being placed on Academic Probation will be expelled from the program. Students who receive an “Unsatisfactory” grade on one course and are placed on Academic Probation will be expelled in the event that they receive an “Unsatisfactory” in a second course. Students who are expelled for reasons of academic deficiency may take advantage of the New York Film Academy student tuition refund policy.

Appeals Process
Students may appeal their expulsion before the Grievance and Appeals Committee. All students have the right to due process, and may appeal their expulsion before the administration. Students who wish to have their appeal heard must follow the Appeals Process. While the Grievance and Appeals Committee will hear appeals filed by expelled students, it will uphold or overturn the decision to expel the student at its sole discretion. 

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