Affiliations and Partnerships

NYFA is a leading international film, media, and performing arts college with campuses across the world. NYFA’s international community has welcomed students from all over the globe, many through government-funded programs.

  • NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • NYFA is affiliated with a number of public and private institutions, government programs, community service organizations, and NGOs around the world.
  • NYFA has been honored with numerous prestigious awards and recognitions by industry and educational entities and has established partnerships with top media and entertainment studios and companies.
  • NYFA has partnered with and provided visual and performing arts training programming to organizations including the USG, International Govs, NGOs, U.N., NETFLIX, USAID, European Union, Freedom House, UNESCO, USIP, and NED.
  • NYFA has participated in programs with at least eight Embassies and has hosted nearly 100 Fulbrighters from 35 countries.


  • Listed by The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Listed by Variety as a Top Film School.
  • Listed by The Wrap as a Top Film School.
  • Awarded one of Top 50 Game Design Schools by The Princeton Review.
  • Voted a Top 20 Summer Camp in the U.S.


  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • A recipient of Fulbright awarded funded students from the FULBRIGHT- LASPAU Program in affiliation with Harvard University, Institute of International Education (IIE), and AMIDEAST.
  • A Carnegie Classification Higher Education Institution in the Special Focus/Arts Schools category.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 of the U.S. Department of State’s annual Open Doors survey of international students in the category of “Special Focus Institutions.”
  • Recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Program School, which supports U.S. military service members, Veterans,  and their families.
  • Received the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association for Export Achievement Recognition.
  •  A U.S. Department of Defense contract recipient.
  • Recipient of grants and contracts from the Department of State and U.S. Embassies worldwide.


  • A member of the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors (NEACAC).
  • A member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
  • A member of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG).


  • An approved educational partner of national and regional governments including China (Ministry of Education), Saudi Arabia (SACM), Government of Iraq (Kurdistan Scholarship Program), Iceland (LIN), Sweden (CSN), Finland (KELA), Macedonia (Macedonia Scholarship Program), Colombia (Colfuturo), Spain (Talentia), Italy (Torno Subito), Brazil (BSMP), Ecuador (SENESCYT), Panama (IFARHU), Malaysia (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia- FINAS, MSC Malaysia), Indonesia (MED LPDP), Mexico (FIDERH), Kazakhstan (Bolashak Fellowship & Scholarship), and Latin America & Caribbean (OAS Rowe Fund). Learn more about scholarships and funding opportunities here.
  • A Global Program Partner of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
  • A partner with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • A partner of Johns Hopkins SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN).
  • Partnered with NBC News education department to create an intensive Broadcast and Digital Journalism programs.
  • Strategic alliance with SONY Electronics.
  • A partner with the International Studies Abroad (ISA) in promoting excellence in study abroad programming.
  • An Avid Learning Partner.
  • Imaging partner with B&H Photo Video.
  • Education partner for RED Camera.
  • A proud partner of the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films program, which is a professional opportunity for students to create content for the big screen. Program is designed to give student filmmakers a real-world experience working with a big brand with the goal being that each participant can use this experience to help further their careers in the film industry. NYFA is proud to be one of the 52 participating schools.
  • A supporter and partner of an array of film festivals around the world, including the New York Film Festival, New York Winter Film Festival, FOLCS International Short Film Competition, DOC NYC, NewFest, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) Film Forum, Brooklyn Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Race, 10-Day Challenge Festival, the Nordic International Film Festival, All American High School Film Festival, Havana New York Film Festival, NAFSA Film Festival, Dammam Film Festival (Saudi Arabia), GI Film Festival (GIFF), Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), and Venice Film Festival.
  • Partnered with many art and cultural institutions, including The New York Public Library, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, and the NYC Parks & Recreation Commission.
  • A strong collaborator and supporter of numerous veterans and military non-profit organizations and programs including Veterans in Media & Entertainment, Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project, Hire Heroes USA Foundation, Medal of Honor Foundation, The Soldier Project, LA Mayor’s Office’s 10,000 Strong Initiative, Vets4Warriors, Operation College Promise, Friends Never Forget.
  • Affiliated with Endicott College which is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • An institutional organizer, producer, and sponsor of TEDxFulbright.
  • Associated with the Government of Tuscany and the Tuscan Film Commission.
  • Affiliated through articulation agreements with many universities and colleges worldwide, including The New School, St. John’s University, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Santa Monica College, San Diego City College, CEV Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen Y Sonido (Spain), Università IULM (Italy), and Regents College London.
  • Associated with Final Draft providing a special fellowship in Writing for Film & Television.

Community Outreach and Support

  • A major supporter of The Bill Duke Youth Media Camp.
  • An underwriter of a youth film festival, scholarships, mentorships, and free programs to disadvantaged teens in collaboration with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).


For more information, visit our Fulbright Program & NYFA page.

Veteran Partnerships

For more information, visit our Veteran program partnerships and benefits page.`