1 & 2-Year Programs

Conservatory-Style Programs at NYFA

During NYFA’s 1 & 2-Year Certificate programs, aspiring visual storytellers can get practical training and experience in their chosen field. Our programs are designed for students to learn-by-doing, giving them the best opportunity to develop technical skills and build lasting knowledge in their discipline.

To help them create a portfolio or reel of their best work, students receive extensive mentorship from industry professionals and create a series of their own projects. Upon graduation, students will earn a college-credit bearing Certificate. Program offerings vary by campus.

1 & 2-Year Programs

Filmmaking Programs

Acting for Film Programs

Producing Program

Musical Theatre Programs

Screenwriting Program

Photography Programs

Cinematography Program

3D Animation & Visual Effects Program

Documentary Filmmaking Program

Game Design Program

Broadcast Journalism Program


The 1 & 2-Year programs are designed to provide hands-on, practical training in the creative process through practice and repetition. NYFA’s real-world approach allows students to spend the majority of their time creating content, helping them develop essential creative and technical skills in visual storytelling. For more information, please visit our course catalog. To see the 1 & 2-Year diploma and advanced program curricula at NYFA Australia, please visit the NYFA Australia site.

1 & 2-Year Program Applications

To apply for one of NYFA’s programs, please visit the application links below.

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.