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COVID-19 NYFA Update

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is extremely proud of our students, faculty and staff who have cooperated together to quickly and smoothly transition the NYFA learning experience to an online platform in an attempt to protect both our NYFA community and the community at large from the spread of COVID-19. Even with taking all of the appropriate health and safety measures as prescribed by the leading local and national government agencies, a few members of the NYFA family have since been diagnosed with the virus. For any confirmed cases, NYFA is following CDC recommendations and notifying potential individuals who are at risk. We hope that each person diagnosed will have a quick and easy recovery, and we remain, as always, available to assist. NYFA will continue to report necessary information to support each member of our community to stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

To promote and sustain student wellness, our student support services are providing online counseling services (individual therapy and coping skills groups), creative virtual student life activities, and focused assistance to veterans, international students, and students with disabilities needing help accommodating to the altered learning platform.

NYFA's COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet daily to analyze the latest recommendations and information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as well as national, state and local public health and education authorities to ensure that we are coordinating our efforts to implement guidelines and best practices in accordance to these agencies, for each campus as appropriate to that city. Each campus sends regular email updates to their campus populations and posts updates on the NYFA Student HUB portal. While we have reported an anticipated mid-April date to return to our campuses, please be aware that - based on the government directives in each state and country where our campuses operate - this is subject to change.


NYFA has temporarily moved its in person Open Houses, Auditions and Portfolio Review activities online. Our team is available to work with prospective students on the application processes - including reviewing portfolios and holding virtual auditions.

Video Submissions - Applicants can submit their audition or creative portfolio digitally. Please see our requirements here and contact us at if you have any questions about submitting your requirements digitally.

Virtual Meetings - NYFA’s Admissions Specialists would be delighted to meet with prospective students virtually to discuss our programs, locations and answer all questions related to the NYFA experience, as well as to conduct auditions and portfolio reviews. Please contact us at with any questions and to set up a virtual information meeting. We look forward to hearing from you.

Virtual Open House - NYFA will continue to conduct our Open Houses on a regular basis - please see the schedule of upcoming virtual events here.

Until the time comes that we can once again be together, please know that the global NYFA community has grown stronger than ever before and is here to support you. Stay safe, and reach out to us with any questions or assistance you may need to

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