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Designed for actors with all levels of experience, the New York Film Academy’s acting school provides actors with intensive training in screen acting, modern on-camera acting techniques, and supporting acting classes.

Unlike other acting colleges, New York Film Academy places emphasis on providing practical experience and hands-on education to our students so they can both develop their craft as actors and excel at acting in front of the camera. Our Acting for Film instructors are all professional, working actors, writers, directors, and producers—veterans of Hollywood, independent film, and television—who give each student a personal focus in every acting class and teach the rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and television.

Both the Academy’s hands-on approach and attention to application of acting skills to performing make New York Film Academy one of the top acting schools in the nation.

Acting Classes

The acting school at the New York Film Academy offers students opportunities throughout the year to enroll in acting classes of their choice. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates, please click here.

Acting School: Review Of The Acting For Film Program


Acting Degrees

Students enrolled at the New York Film Academy’s acting school in NYC can apply their coursework toward credit in one of the New York Film Academy’s New York City, Los Angeles or South Beach campus degree programs, including:

Not all degrees are offered at all locations.

There are options for students to transfer their credits from conservatory programs for advanced standing in their acting degree. There’s also options available to transfer credits between campuses. For example, you may choose to study your first one or two years of your BFA in New York then transfer to Los Angeles for the remainder of the program. Details can be discussed with your admissions counselor.

Acting Workshops

Students interested in attending a short-term acting workshop at the New York Film Academy are encouraged to learn more about the following options.

Acting Programs

Designed for students wishing to make a long-term commitment to acting school, students at the New York Film Academy’s acting school can choose from the following acting programs.

Not all conservatories are offered at all locations.

Acting School: Faculty

Part of the reason the New York Film Academy has earned its reputation as a top acting school is the fact that it boasts a world-class faculty comprised of professional actors who each come from a distinct and distinguished background. Dedicated to providing students with as well-rounded and in-depth an education as possible.

  • Learn more about the Acting for Film faculty from the New York campus here
  • Learn more about the Acting for Film faculty from the Los Angeles campus here
  • Learn more about the Acting for Film faculty from the Miami campus here

Acting School: Student Body

The student body at the New York Film Academy’s Acting School is made up of a diverse mix of both international and American students. Our international students come from countries and locations across the globe, including Brazil, Mexico, India, Hong Kong, France, Japan, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany and many more. American students travel from across the country to attend one of the most well-known and notable acting schools in the world.

Acting School: Alumni

The acting school at the New York Film Academy has graduated countless successful actors who have established successful careers in film, television, and stage, which has helped the Academy become considered by many as the best acting school available to students from across the world. Scroll down to view some of the notable productions in which NYFA alumni have starred.

Patriots Day

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The Middle poster

Life of Pi movie poster House of Lies poster
Love poster

Murder on Orient Express poster

Edge of Seventeen Poster

Magnificent Seven movie poster

Parks and Recreation poster To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Career Opportunities

Alumni of the acting school at the New York Film Academy have numerous career paths available to them upon graduating and the faculty members at the Academy emphasize the many practical realities of obtaining work in the industry. Below are some examples of the types of jobs actors can find.

Film Actor Television Actor Web Series Actor
On-Camera Host Motion Capture Actor Voice Over Actor
Commercial Actor Theatre Actor Supporting Actor

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Gracie Films logo MGM logo The CW logo

Contact Us

To learn more about the acting school at the New York Film Academy, you can call us at +1 (212) 674-4300 or follow the below links.


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