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  • NYFA Africa Tour: Johannesburg, South Africa

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    The New York Film Academy’s Africa tour, which included NYFA instructors and staff, was an exciting opportunity to further bridge our hands-on intensive pedagogy in the visual and performing arts with the film traditions and cultures of Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.

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    Jim Miller, NYFA V.P. of Strategic Initiatives, and Lizzie Sack, Asst. Director of Outreach meets with Ms. Selaelo Maseko, Public Affairs Section (U.S. Consulate General/Johannesburg (2nd from left), and Melanie Chait, CEO, Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (3rd from left)

    Throughout the four-week tour, we met more than 1,000 African students.

    While sitting in a meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa with Consul General, Christopher Rowan, and his wonderful staff of the Public Affairs Office, we were asked the question, “How did the New York Film Academy select these four countries to visit?”

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    NYFA took a number of factors into consideration in deciding to bring NYFA Master Class Workshops – which also included information sessions, auditions, and portfolio reviews – to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos; Abuja, Nigeria; and Accra, Ghana. We researched the potential “new frontiers” of international higher education recruitment, including reviewing the Open Doors Report that is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE). And, because NYFA is one of the world’s oldest private international visual and performing arts schools, we have 25 years of enrollment data, along with requests for information, which we mined. Interest among the four selected countries has been exceptionally high and NYFA wants to help support the talent and creativity of these interested young actors and filmmakers.

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    In Johannesburg, NYFA’s Chair of Short-term Programs, Professor Jonathan Whittaker, conducted a 6-hour Master Class titled, “The Anatomy of a Scene.” This workshop was free and open to the filmmaking community, and was hosted by The United States Consulate General, EducationUSA, and NYFA’s local partner, Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking.

    We expect that these private-public international partnerships in each country will last far beyond this trip, and that it is the beginning of fruitful collaborations that will benefit many gifted African visual and performing artists.

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  • New York Film Academy Returns to South Africa

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    Once again the New York Film Academy couldn’t resist another trip to South Africa! We are never disappointed and we’re always anxious to get back. Not to mention the overall enthusiasm South Africans have for the arts and the New York Film Academy.

    If you are interested in finding out more about NYFA or would like an audition, check below to see when we’ll be in your area.

     

    JOHANNESBURG

    Auditions for partial Talent Based Scholarship to the Acting and Musical Theatre programs

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    Portfolio reviews for partial scholarship to Filmmaking, Photography, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design, 3D Animation, Broadcast Journalism, Screenwriting, and Producing programs

    WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

    WHERE: Johannesburg (Kempton Park)

    TIME: 13:00-15:00

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    Open House and General Information Session for All New York Film Academy programs

    WHEN: Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    WHERE: Johannesburg (Kempton Park)

    TO RSVP: You must email southafrica@nyfa.edu 

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    CAPE TOWN

    Auditions for partial Talent Based Scholarship to the Acting and Musical Theatre programs

    AND

    New York Film Academy portfolio reviews for partial scholarship to Filmmaking, Photography, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design, 3D Animation, Broadcast Journalism, Screenwriting, and Producing

    WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

    WHERE: Cape Town

    TIME: 13:00-15:00
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    Open House and General Information Session for All New York Film programs

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    WHERE: Cape Town

    TO RSVP for this or any event, please email southafrica@nyfa.edu

     

    READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU RSVP

    1. Portfolio Reviews consist of a panel review of two pieces of creative work pertaining to your desired field of study. Reviews are for partial scholarship to our *full time Filmmaking, Photography, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design, 3D Animation, Broadcast Journalism, Screenwriting, and Producing programs.
    2. Auditions are for partial scholarship to our *full time Acting or Musical Theatre programs.
    3. MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION: Consists of a 60-90 second monologue from a published contemporary American play or screenplay, and two contrasting musical theatre songs with music backing.
    4. ACTING AUDITION: Consists of 2 contemporary, contrasting monologues of approximately 60- 90 seconds per monologue.
    5. Information session/Open House: A detailed overview of all the programs NYFA has to offer.
    6. *Full Time = 1 Year or longer
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    August 13, 2013 • Academic Programs, Road Show • Views: 14907

  • NYFA Returning to South Africa

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    The New York Film Academy is thrilled to return to South Africa this April and May! We’re never disappointed in the talent and enthusiasm that the country has to offer. So, if you’re interested in learning more about NYFA’s hands-on intensive programs and you live in the area, you will not want to miss this event!

    Check out the schedule below to see when and where exactly we’ll be in your area.

    Private Auditions for Acting and Musical Theatre Programs

    When: Sunday, April 28th 2013
    Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

    You must contact Blake Babbitt at Blake@nyfa.edu to confirm time slot, instructions, and location.

    NYFA Information Session (Information for all NYFA programs)
    When: Sunday, April 28th
    Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Location: Mannah Lodge- 39 Pomona Road, Pomona, Kempton Park
    Time: Info Session Starts Promptly at 3:00 PM or 15:00

    Private Auditions for Acting and Musical Theatre Programs
    When: Friday, May 3rd 2013
    Where: Cape Town, South Africa

    You must contact Blake Babbitt at Blake@nyfa.edu to confirm time slot, instructions, and location

    NYFA Information Session (Information for all NYFA programs) 
    When: Friday, May 3rd 2013
    Where: Cape Town, South Africa
    Location: Lagoon Beach Hotel –  Milnerton, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    Time: Info Session Starts Promptly at 5:00 PM or 17:00
    Please RSVP to all South Africa events by emailing, Blake Babbitt- blake@nyfa.edu.
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    April 1, 2013 • Study Abroad • Views: 6083