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Learn How To Become a Filmmaker at NYFA
NYFA’s Film School offers conservatory-style 1 & 2-Year Film Certificate programs where aspiring filmmakers create their own films. Studying under the guidance of our faculty of professional filmmakers, students receive practical training while collaborating in our diverse, welcoming student community. Throughout these hands-on, immersive programs, students make their own films and video content, studying in fast-paced, creative environments both on-location and in studio.
Our learn-by-doing process allows students to build essential film production, collaboration, time management, presentation, and problem solving skills, helping them gain lasting confidence in their abilities as visual storytellers. Qualified film certificate graduates have the flexibility to continue their filmmaking education and apply the credits earned to a degree program at NYFA or use their experience to pursue their creative endeavors.
Certificate Programs in Filmmaking
During the 2-Year Filmmaking Certificate program, available at NYFA New York, students complete over 2,000 hours of hands-on production experience. In their first year, students master the fundamentals of filmmaking and follow the one-year curriculum. In their second year, students go deeper into filmmaking and explore creative content that may include web series, podcasts, music videos, virtual reality, commercials, and documentaries.
The program provides filmmakers with extensive knowledge and confidence in their technical and creative skills, culminating in a final thesis film and a competitive reel.
There is also a comparable Advanced Filmmaking Diploma program available at NYFA Australia. For more information, please visit the NYFA Australia site .
In NYFA’s 1-Year Filmmaking Certificate program, students study full-time at NYFA New York, Los Angeles, or South Beach, Miami. During these programs, students get over 1,000 hours of hands-on production experience creating original films, culminating in a final capstone film and a competitive reel. This program provides in-depth training, helping students establish fundamental knowledge and experience in filmmaking and video production.
There is also a comparable Advanced Filmmaking Diploma program available at NYFA Australia. For more information, please visit the NYFA Australia site.
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.