Learn Fundamental Audition and Acting Skills
In the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degree in Acting for Film, offered in Los Angeles, students learn fundamental acting skills in scene study, voice, movement, audition technique, and improvisation. Through hands-on projects, students learn to work independently and collaboratively in a high-pressure creative environment while rapidly building knowledge and acting experience. Working under the guidance and mentorship of our experienced faculty of professional actors, students complete a variety of hands-on projects, building their reel.
Students also learn multiple modern and classical approaches to performance through coursework and rigorous projects, building their confidence and expertise in their strengths as performers. The objective of the AFA is to provide practical training in screen acting, making it a great fit for individuals who want to solely focus on their passion.
The AFA Acting for Film curriculum includes:
- Intensive coursework that includes classes in Voiceover, Shakespeare, Scripted TV, and the Business of Acting, and Audition Technique
- Faculty and staff who actively work in the film industry
- Frequent opportunities to act in front of the camera, in scenes, and in short films with NYFA Filmmaking students, as well as an introduction to other creative roles in Filmmaking
- Guest lectures from film industry leaders such as actors, agents, managers and casting directors, directors, and producers
To learn more about NYFA’s AFA, refer to NYFA’s Course Catalog, or request more information.
NYFA’s Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Acting for Film is a two-year, four-semester program. For students who want to complete the degree sooner, an accelerated 16-month schedule is possible by creating an extended academic year, allowing them to complete three full-length semesters each calendar year.
When applying for the program, prospective acting for film students must submit two recorded contrasting contemporary monologues, as well as an application. To learn more, visit our Audition Requirements page.
During the AFA program, students work on diverse projects including filmed scenes, voiceover demo reel, participation in an industry showcase, as well as a business plan and portfolio that includes a headshot, resume, and demo reel. To learn more about the projects, visit the Acting for Film projects page.
AFA students take select History of Performing Arts courses that support the Acting for Film curriculum. Learn more about the course requirements here.
The AFA in Acting for Film is available at NYFA Los Angeles, where students work and study next to Universal and Warner Bros. Studios.
3300 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.