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New York Film Academy Acting for Film

Acting Degrees & Conservatory Programs

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Overview of our Hands-On Acting Degrees

Held at the Academy’s New York City, Los Angeles and South Beach campuses, students looking to earn a degree in acting for film can choose to enroll in our undergraduate AFA and BFA degree programs or in our graduate MFA degree program. In addition, for students still deciding if a degree in acting is right for them, they can choose to enroll in our one- or two-year conservatory programs at our NYC or LA campuses and then apply their coursework toward credit in a degree program.

Students interested in the BFA degree program can choose to either complete the program in three years if they select not to take summer breaks or in four years otherwise. While the AFA and MFA programs focus solely on the craft of acting for film, students enrolling in the BFA program will also take a full course load in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to best round out their undergraduate education. Both the AFA and MFA programs take up four semesters over the course of two years.

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