Areas of Study

Film, Media, &
Entertainment Programs

NYFA’s certificate and short-term programs offer opportunities to pursue a passion for film, media, and the performing arts. Suitable for all experience levels, including continuing education, these programs aim to help students gain practical experience through the completion of hands-on projects that increase in complexity. Due to the immersive, hands-on intensive nature of our certificate programs and short-term workshops, many students use them to brush up on the fundamentals or dive into the visual arts for the first time. For some students, the 1 & 2-Year programs and workshops are great alternatives to a degree program. Prospective students can choose from a variety of available in-person and online programs.

1 & 2-Year
Certificate Programs

Our 1 & 2-Year Certificate programs offer aspiring visual storytellers practical training and experience in their chosen field. As our conservatory-style programs are designed for students to strengthen their creative and technical skills, students receive extensive mentorship from our faculty of industry professionals and work on a number of their own original work for their reel or portfolio.

Many students use these programs to pursue a new interest, refresh their existing knowledge, or explore a passion before committing to a degree program.

1 & 2-Year Certificate Programs


In NYFA’s signature short-term workshops, students gain hands-on experience and training, completing creative projects from day one. Working in a collaborative and nurturing environment with expert industry faculty, students develop fundamental skills while exploring their chosen craft.

These workshops are designed for students from all backgrounds and experience levels, and suitable to either build introductory knowledge or refine an existing skillset.

Short-Term Workshops


NYFA’s “hands-online” workshops are active creative learning experiences where students participate, from home, in every class, interacting with teachers and classmates while creating original work.

Each workshop includes live interactive instruction, group meetings, and additional one-on-one consultations with the instructor.

Online Workshops

Who Should

Our 1 & 2-Year programs and workshops are opportunities for individuals to build substantial skills in a non-degree, conservatory-based program.

  • Individuals who prefer to gain practical, hands-on training in their chosen field in lieu of a degree
  • Students with an undergraduate or graduate degree who do not wish to pursue an additional degree
  • Professionals looking to make a shift and enter a new industry
  • Professionals looking to add a specialization or upskill

To learn more, please visit our 1 & 2-Year Certificate program and short-term workshop pages.

Corporate, Organizational
and Custom Training

As NYFA’s certificate and short-term programs are structured around hands-on learning for the real world, many find them to be a great fit for custom corporate, government or group training. These training programs enable employees to expand their skills and develop as professionals in a full-immersion approach. Students use industry-standard tools and resources throughout these programs, learning the latest techniques and methods in their chosen field of study. Learn more about our corporate training program here.