Learn How to Act and Audition at NYFA
In NYFA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting for Film degree, students can advance their learning in the core principles of acting. Through coursework and hands-on projects, students study and build skills in performance, literature, production, kinesthetic expression, and learn the business side of the industry. With this knowledge and experience, students can form their unique artistic vision, allowing for continued growth in the field. As the program is very hands-on and intensive, the BFA in Acting for Film degree is a great fit for high school graduates looking to pursue a passion for acting in front of the camera.
The BFA in Acting for Film curriculum at NYFA includes:
- Classes, workshops, and projects that help students develop advanced acting techniques
- An opportunity to develop cold reading skills through weekly drills of mock on-camera audition situations
- Access to a world-class equipment library of professional-grade cameras, light kits, and sound gear that students can borrow for thesis shoots
- Award-winning faculty who actively work within the film, television, and entertainment industries
- Guest lectures from leading film industry actors, agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and more
To learn more about the BFA programs, refer to NYFA’s course catalogs or request more information.
NYFA’s BFA in Acting for Film is offered as an accelerated three-year or a traditional four-year program. By taking the three-year option, students can save one year of study and enter their field of choice a year early. The three-year is possible by allowing students to opt-out of summer breaks.
Prospective acting for film students must submit an application and two recorded contrasting contemporary monologues to apply. To learn more, visit our Audition Requirements page.
Throughout the Acting for Film BFA degree program, students work on various projects that include a voiceover reel, an original final thesis film, and participation in an industry showcase. Additionally, students create a business plan and a professional portfolio, including their headshot, resume, and demo reel. To learn more about the projects that Acting for Film students complete, visit the projects page.
Aside from Acting for Film projects and classes, BFA students also take a full course load in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to support their major and round out their undergraduate education. Prospective students can learn more about BFA requirements on NYFA’s Liberal Arts and Science page.
Students pursuing a BFA in Acting for Film can choose from NYFA’s campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach. BFA Acting for Film students have the opportunity to complete their degree at more than one domestic NYFA campus – New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach, Miami. This option allows students to continue their BFA degree program in another prominent city for film, media, and entertainment. Please note that limitations apply (i.e. transfers will only be allowed at certain points within the program) and all campus transfers must be approved by the department chair and between US-based campuses. For more information, please visit our cross campus study page.
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.