Learn How To Make Films and New Media
During the 2-Year Filmmaking Certificate program at NYFA’s Film School, aspiring filmmakers immerse themselves in the art of cinematic storytelling. Similar to our one-year certificate, this full-time film program provides extensive mentorship and training, and students gain ample hands-on experience in film, media, and video production.
Students direct, write, shoot, produce, and edit a number of their own films, while working in a range of roles on their classmates films, rounding out their creative and technical training. Students also explore creative content development that may include web series, podcasts, music videos, virtual reality video, commercials, and documentaries, learning a variety of storytelling formats. Through our learn-by-doing process, students uncover their unique creative voice and truly develop the expertise needed to be a successful filmmaker and content creator. The program culminates in a final thesis film, where students can show their advanced filmmaking knowledge and techniques.
The curriculum for the 2-Year Filmmaking Certificate program at NYFA’s Film School includes:
- An advanced curriculum of creative content such as Directing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Documentary Filmmaking, Production Design, and more
- Experienced faculty and staff who actively work in the film industry
- Experience directing on set and serving in various roles on classmates’ films
- Access to the latest camera, sound, and lighting equipment
- The ability to attend exclusive guest lectures with film industry leaders such as directors, actors, producers, screenwriters, and more
To learn more, see NYFA’s Course Catalog. There is also an Advanced Filmmaking Diploma program available at NYFA Australia.
NYFA’s two-year, six semester film program provides over 2,000 hours of hands-on production time. Qualified students who complete the 2-Year Certificate may apply to have their coursework to be accepted for advanced standing in the BFA in Filmmaking.
In this program, every student writes, shoots, directs, and edits eight films and explores a variety of creative content, working with 16mm and 35mm film as well as 4K digital video. They have the option of shooting their final projects for the first year, as well as their second year thesis films on the format of their choice. In addition to their own projects, they also work on approximately 28 of their classmates’ films in various on-set roles. The program culminates in a thesis film. To learn more about the projects film students will complete, visit our film projects page.
Students will complete a variety of creative projects, including a live stage performance of a play, the development of an actor reel, as well as a on-location film shoot. To learn more, please see our projects page.
NYFA’s 2-Year Filmmaking Certificate program is available at NYFA New York. There is also a comparable Advanced Filmmaking Diploma program available at NYFA Australia. For more information, please visit the NYFA Australia site.
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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.