November 10, 2022

For ages, the multi-hyphenates of the world have been shamed for their varying interests and talents. The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none,” has been used to quell interests of those with an itch for exploration and variety. However, the phrase doesn’t end there: “a jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.

New York Film Academy (NYFA) launched a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Media degree program to engage aspiring visual and performing artists and develop their skills across a variety of disciplines, starting with a strong liberal arts foundation. At the halfway point, students choose a concentration, but by then, they will have engaged in an introduction to all areas of the arts in order to make an informed decision about what to study.

The BFA Entertainment Media program welcomes the multi-hyphenate, curious applicant with a desire to explore.

In their first six semesters, students engage in a liberal arts curriculum complemented by practical application courses that provide experience and training in various selected areas of visual and performing arts including Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Documentary Filmmaking, Producing, Broadcast Journalism, Musical Theatre, 3D Animation, and Photography.

For their final year, students select a concentration in one of the offered disciplines mentioned above and engage in intensive study of that discipline centered on hands-on work, which culminates in a capstone project. Students have the option to follow NYFA’s three-year accelerated degree track or complete the program in the traditional four-year time frame.

Dean of NYFA’s New York City campus, Elli Ventouras, says this about the program: “This degree program allows students to explore multiple interests before deciding which area fits best with their creative and professional goals.”

NYFA is thrilled to add this innovative degree program to our repertoire of education opportunities for future storytellers everywhere.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.