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New York Film Academy in London

Study Filmmaking in London

London is a city truly like no other. From its fabled history to its unique character that is home to an incredibly active theater and cinema culture, it is an ideal place for students to learn and practice filmmaking. In order to offer students the opportunity to study filmmaking in such a culturally rich city, the New York Film Academy is proud to offer its intensive, hands-on filmmaking workshops in London.

As one of the most hands-on and intensive film schools in the world, the Academy brings its prestigious faculty and top-notch equipment to this inspiring metropolis.

Filmmaking in London

Britain has produced some of the greatest films and film talents in the history of the movies, including great directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, David Lean, and Steve McQueen and actors like Lawrence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Alec Guiness, Peter O'Toole, and Vanessa Redgrave. Some of the greatest filmmakers have found England to be the best place to make their films; George Lucas made Star Wars there. Stanley Kubrick made most of his greatest films there, including Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut.

In addition, London is a major hub for television production with such institutions as the BBC located there, along with the city serving as the backdrop for such iconic television shows such as Doctor Who and EastEnders.

In London, New York Film Academy students will plunge headfirst into this great tradition and try their own hand at filmmaking through the Academy’s intensive and hands-on workshops.

History and Culture

London boasts a rich cultural history that makes it such a destination for filmmakers, artists, writers, and other creative individuals. From the city’s extensive and rich literary tradition that has served as the home for such legendary writers as William Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf to the city’s embracing of the film and television industries in the 20th century, there is plenty for the aspiring filmmaker to draw inspiration from.

For students looking to be inspired beyond film and literature, there are countless museums and galleries available to the public that house collections and artists that range from the classical to the contemporary. Students can view such marvels like the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum or take in the modern masterpieces of Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern.

London is also home to a number of internationally recognized historical landmarks that include Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Regent’s Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and Hyde Park, just to name a few.

The great cities and sights of Europe such as Paris, Rome, and Berlin are easily reached from London. Students may want to schedule a longer stay in order to travel.

Housing

New York Film Academy can introduce students to convenient and affordable housing. Please contact housingny@nyfa.edu for more information on finding housing. All questions and assistance in finding housing is done through the New York Film Academy.


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