Admissions Requirements

NYFA Admissions Requirements

NYFA provides a supportive, welcoming community for students of all backgrounds and experience levels to pursue higher education in the arts. Students with ambitious creative goals are invited to apply year round for our Fall, Spring, and Summer graduate and undergraduate programs through our rolling admissions process. All applicants to our programs and workshops must have a high school diploma or acceptable equivalent by the time of the course start date.

NYFA strives to make education in the visual arts accessible to the most diverse, international, and broadest spectrum of students. Applicants must express a serious desire to explore the art and craft of visual storytelling in their application materials. Please note that our classes are taught in English and students must be fluent. Students can find the required application materials for each program in the resources listed below.

Applicants and accepted students who have not yet enrolled may request to change their requested Start Date, Program, or Location up to three times, before incurring a new application fee. Upon a 4th request and any subsequent request to change Start Date, Program, or Location, a new application fee will be charged each time of such request in the amount of the published application fee at the time of the request.

Requirements By Degree Program






Requirements by Certificate Program

1- & 2-Year Certificate Programs

Short-Term Workshops

Application Materials

Upon completing an application to NYFA, students will be assigned an admissions counselor. Admissions counselors will guide students through the admissions process, and provide instructions for submitting application materials digitally. Please note that only transcripts may be submitted via mail. Email is preferred. Once a graduate student is admitted to NYFA, they must pay a required deposit to secure their place.

NYFA New York

NYFA New York Mailing Address:
NYFA / New York Film Academy
Office of Admissions
17 Battery Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004

NYFA Los Angeles

NYFA Los Angeles Mailing Address:
NYFA / New York Film Academy
Office of Admissions
3300 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505

NYFA South Beach

NYFA South Beach Mailing Address:
NYFA / New York Film Academy
Office of Admissions
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33193

ESL and Non-Native Speakers

The ESL School at NYFA offers English language classes to prepare non-native speakers for their program. To learn more, visit our ESL page.

International Pathways Program

If you are a non-native English-speaking student who meets all admissions requirements for a NYFA degree program, except for English proficiency, apply to our International Pathway Program.