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Film School

Each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits his/her own film

Review Of The NYFA Film School

Learn Filmmaking at one of the Best Film Schools in the U.S.A.

Beyond the theory and history of cinema, the New York Film Academy places an emphasis on hands-on experience. Students gain invaluable experience directing and shooting their own films and serving as integral crewmembers on other students' films. In their numerous projects, students take on roles such as director, cinematographer, writer and editor and experience first-hand what it's like to be a part of a film production. This hands-on experience in writing, directing, shooting, and editing is a large part of what makes the New York Film Academy the best film school for so many students.

Based in the independent film hub of New York City, the Academy’s film school offers innumerable opportunities for students to take full advantage of the many unique and singular locations offered by the city. From the first day of class, students take their cameras out in the city, gaining crucial knowledge in framing shots, using natural and direct lighting, and other essential techniques.

Filmmaking Courses

When taking one of the New York Film Academy’s filmmaking programs, students can expect to take the following courses depending on the particular curriculum of the workshop or program in which they enrolled.

Director’s Craft Production Workshop Hands-on Camera and Lighting
Editing Budgeting and Scheduling Sound Editing and Design
Sound Design The Lighting Package Hands-on Camera and Lighting - Digital Video
Special Lectures The Camera Package Documentary Filmmaking
Casting Advanced Directing Advanced Hands-on Camera
Producing Feature Screenwriting Location Sound Recording
Cinematography Sync-Sound Filmmaking Advanced Production Workshop
35mm Filmmaking Feature Film Directing Pre-Production, Production & Post-Production
New Media Advanced Post Production Sound Stage Scene Workshop
Screenwriting I Screenwriting II Advanced Line Producing Workshop
Production Design Applied Film Studies The Business of Filmmaking

Film Classes

Students interested in enrolling in a film program or workshop at the New York Film Academy can do so year-round as NYFA offers rolling admissions. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates for the Academy’s film classes, please click here.

Film Degrees

Film school students enrolled at the New York Film Academy’s NYC campus have the option of transferring their credits to NYFA’s New York City, Los Angeles or South Beach campuses for advanced standing in one of the following film degree programs:

Film Workshops

Part of what makes NYFA one of the best film schools in the world is the vast variety of film workshops designed for every schedule and learning goal. Students can choose to enroll in one of the following short-term filmmaking workshops.

Film Programs

The New York Film Academy’s film school in NYC offers two immersive programs that provide students with a comprehensive education in filmmaking.


The New York Film Academy is one of the top film schools due in large part to its faculty of accomplished and working filmmakers who each come from unique backgrounds and experiences to help provide each student with as well-rounded of an education as possible. Students enrolling at the film school in New York City will likely study under some, if not all, of the following faculty members.

Student Body

Considered one of the best film schools both locally and abroad, the New York Film Academy boasts a diverse mix of students from countries all across the globe including Brazil, Mexico, India, Hong Kong, France, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and many more. Our student body is comprised of approximately 50% American students and 50% international. This diverse mix of nationalities and cultures allows students to collaborate not only on an industry level but also on a cultural one.


Since its inception in 1992, the film school at the New York Film Academy has graduated countless filmmakers who have gone on to secure enviable positions in the film industry and direct their own films. Some of the notable films that alumni have worked on include the following movies.

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Men In Black III movie poster

There Will Be Blood movie poster

Tron: Legacy movie poster

Tower Heist movie poster
Fresh Prince of Bel Air poster

King of Queens movie poster

Parks and Rec movie poster

Wrath of the Titans movie poster Bully movie poster Kevin Can Wait poster

Career Opportunities

At the New York Film Academy’s film school, faculty members and curriculum are focused on providing students with the real world know-how to help them succeed in the film industry. Below are some of the positions and networks in which our alumni have worked:

Film Director Television Director Director of Photography
Assistant Director Set Manager Artistic Director
Production Supervisor Film Editor Assistant Film Editor
Camera Operator Audio Recordist Camera Assistant

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To obtain more information about the New York Film Academy’s film school, you can contact us via telephone at +1 (212) 674-4300 as well as click on the below links to learn more.

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