In NYFA’s 1-Year Acting for Film Program, students learn foundational acting skills and gain confidence in front of the camera. Through hands-on projects and coursework, students receive the experience necessary to deliver memorable performances.
Students train in acting techniques that are applicable for both stage and screen acting, helping them learn to work in front of a live audience and strengthen their performance in film shoots.
New York Film Academy’s 1-Year Acting for Film Certificate Program are offered at our New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, and NYFA Australia campuses.
Interview with New York Chair, Josephine Wilson
Interview with Creative Director, Lynda Goodfriend
Interview with South Beach Chair, Mark Mocahbee
Acting for Film Alumni
Actor | Stuntman
Actor | Writer | Cinematographer
The one-year curriculum at NYFA’s Acting for Film School in New York includes:
A variety of classes to broaden students’ knowledge of acting techniques, voice and movement, scene study, and the many different aspects of filmmaking that impact the actor’s ability to perform on set
Work and instruction with award-winning faculty that are current working industry professionals
An opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the filmmaking department, providing resources such as film equipment, live film shoots, and a network of filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and editors
The ability to attend guest lectures with film industry leaders such as actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, and more
NYFA’s 1-Year Acting for Film Program is a conservatory-style, full-time program that takes place over the course of two semesters. Qualified students who complete the 1-Year Program may apply to have their coursework be accepted for advanced standing in the AFA or BFA in Acting for Film degree programs.
When applying for our 1-Year Acting for Film program, prospective students must submit two recorded contrasting contemporary monologues, as well as an application. Students must have a high school diploma or above to attend. To learn more, visit our Audition Requirements page.
During this hands-on program, students work on an array of stimulating projects, such as a live monologue presentation, in-class, recorded on-camera scenes, and a crewed Final Scene shoot. To learn more about the projects that students complete, visit our projects page.
Students interested in attending NYFA for the 1-Year Program in Acting for Film can choose from NYFA’s New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, and NYFA Australia campuses.
NYFA Musical Theatre Alum, Miisha Shimizu, Sings for Disney Japan
Acting for Film
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.
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