Film Arts at NYFA

Explore Film Arts at NYFA

Film Arts encompasses the components of making films, television shows, content, and digital media, including directing, writing, shooting, producing, post-production, as well as distributing and marketing.  At NYFA, students can explore Film Arts disciplines in Filmmaking, Producing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Documentary Filmmaking, and Digital Editing, where they establish and strengthen the creative and technical skills needed to pursue ambitious goals in film, television, and entertainment. Through a hands-on, project-based approach, students create their own short films and content and collaborate on the films of their peers, giving them the opportunity to learn the filmmaking process from start to finish.

To learn more about the degrees, 1 & 2-Year certificates, and short-term workshops offered in various Film Arts disciplines, explore the areas of study below.

Film Arts Programs





Documentary Filmmaking

Digital Editing

Quick Links for Film Arts

Admission Requirements

Open House and Live Online Events

Program Dates

Course Catalogs


NYFA Reviews

Film Arts Faculty

NYFA students are mentored by our award-winning faculty who actively work in film, media, and entertainment. With insight into how the modern industry is growing and evolving, and as well as a wealth of experience, NYFA’s faculty and staff help students master classic, fundamental techniques while learning the latest tools and techniques.


Randall Dottin

Chair of Screenwriting


Anthony Richmond ASC, BSC


Andrea Swift

Chair of Filmmaking


Film Arts Alumni

Bill Hader  

Bill Hader

Actor | Comedian | Writer

Issa Rae  

Issa Rae

Actor | Producer

Aubrey Plaza  

Aubrey Plaza



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.