Facilities at NYFA Florence
At NYFA Florence, students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history and culture of Italy, providing a unique foundation to broaden their horizons and develop their artistic voice. During their time at NYFA, students master the fundamentals of filmmaking and acting in our close-knit community of like-minded visual storytellers, working alongside seasoned industry professionals and peers from all over the world. Students study at our historic building on Torta Street (via Torta), a charmingly renovated space that captures the spirit of Florence and includes a variety of on-campus resources for our aspiring actors and filmmakers.
NYFA Florence, located in the scenic neighborhood of Santa Croce, stands where the famous Florence amphitheatre once was, housed in a revitalized building with architectural details dating back to 130 AD. While on-campus, students have access to resources such as our editing room, filming studio, cameras, and production equipment. Our campus also boasts a plethora of aesthetically pleasing details that reflect the culture and unique style of Florence, including picturesque frescos, a natural stone staircase, as well as a spacious, open-air terrace, where many students gather to shoot films, study, collaborate or simply, unwind.
At NYFA, film students complete an array of their own projects for which they receive hands-on training. To support students in these projects, the Florence campus offers an expansive collection of equipment that students may borrow, based on their level of learning. Our faculty and staff are available for additional support and assistance in sourcing local talent and booking filming locations.
Our campus is located in the heart of the city, a short walk from the Piazza Santa Croce. Many students take advantage of the central location, using nearby landmarks and historic sites as dramatic backdrops for their films and photography, including the Duomo, Basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo Vecchio. Many students also use the proximity to Tuscan and the Greater Italian countryside to access even more scenic environments for their projects. In their free time, students have endless opportunities to explore local cafes, restaurants, museums, theatres, and exciting attractions, tapping into the energy and vibrancy the city has to offer.