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Audition Requirements

If a student wishes to apply to the Acting School at the New York Film Academy, it is advised that he or she participate in an audition. Auditions give our Acting Admissions staff the chance to assess a student’s acting abilities and advise which workshop or program is the best match for him or her. However, if a student does not opt to audition, he or she is then required to participate in a formal interview with an academic advisor.

Steps to Audition

Applicants have several opportunities to audition for the New York Film Academy’s Acting School.

  • Prospective students can audition in person during a NYFA audition tour.
  • Applicants can schedule an audition either at NYFA’s New York City or Los Angeles campus.
  • If a student is unable to audition in person, he or she can send a private YouTube link to the following email addresses. They also have the option to send a DVD to one of the following addresses:

    New York Film Academy
    Attn. Audition Track
    17 Battery Place

    New York, NY 10004

    New York Film Academy LA
    Attn: Audition Track
    3300 Riverside Drive
    Burbank, CA 91505
For students who wish to schedule an audition either at a NYFA campus or during an audition tour, please reach out to the following admissions representatives.

New York City:
Blake Babbitt
Telephone: 212-674-4300

Los Angeles:
Joey Zangardi
Telephone: 818-333-3558

Audition Guidelines

In order to audition for the New York Film Academy’s Acting School, prospective students must perform two modern and distinct monologues that are 60-90 seconds in length each.

Applicants should avoid performing monologues from classical texts by authors such as Shakespeare, Chekov, or Ibsen in addition to not performing original pieces of work.

The monologues should be appropriate for the applicant’s age and come from a valid source, be it from film, television, or the theatre. They must be performed in English. Applicants should read as many plays as possible to help them to better recognize the structure of an exceptional scene within a written play. If you have any questions about what constitutes appropriate material or if you need any recommendations for the source material of your monologue, please reach out to the admissions office and a representative will help guide you through the process.

It is important that acting applicants discover pieces of work that excite them. Ultimately, we want you to find monologues and characters that you feel that you have a personal connection to as the more connected you feel to a character, the better we are able to get a feeling for your personality.

Following your audition, an Admissions Representative will be in touch regarding the admissions decision.

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