Hands-On Filmmaking Degrees,
Certificates, and Workshops
Filmmakers tell captivating stories through film, television, and new media, using compelling narratives and engaging performances to bring their cinematic vision to life. At NYFA’s Film School, aspiring filmmakers master these skills and techniques, choosing from a variety of Filmmaking degrees, certificate programs, and workshops at our campuses in New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, Gold Coast (Australia), and Florence (Italy), as well as numerous international locations. During these hands-on programs, students learn-by-doing, spending a majority of their studies writing, shooting, editing, directing, and producing original films and digital content.
Through robust coursework, production workshops, and actual on-set experience that reflects the work done within the film industry, students build their confidence as directors and filmmakers. NYFA filmmaking students explore every phase of classical film structure and content creation, receiving a well-rounded education in the always-evolving art of visual storytelling. Our rigorous, accelerated approach provides students with the opportunity to make a number of films during their time at NYFA, and graduates leave our programs with a selection of their best work. Typically, the longer the program, the more content and films students get to create. For students interested in creating non-fiction content, we also offer a number of programs specifically for documentary films.
As the original disruptors of the Hollywood gate-keeping system, NYFA strives to make education in filmmaking accessible to the most diverse, international, and broadest community of students. At our film school, we foster an environment that is creatively challenging, respectful, and actively supportive of each unique student and of a collectively diverse student body.