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Acting School at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles

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Learn Acting at one of the Best Acting Schools in Los Angeles

Review Of The LA Acting For Film Program


Mastering the craft of acting is not a talent or skill that comes naturally to most people, especially when it comes to acting for film. After all, giving a convincing performance take after take while dealing with a crew is not a simple task and it is truly only the best acting schools that can help imbue aspiring actors with the necessary talent to do so.

Unlike other top acting schools, the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles does not just train students in the fundamentals of acting, but also provides students with hands-on experience performing on camera in many in-class exercises and on student film projects. In addition, students get the chance to study in the entertainment hub of Los Angeles, providing them with unparalleled opportunities to make connections in the industry.

As one of the top acting schools, the Academy’s location in Los Angeles offers students the one-of-a-kind experience to collaborate with students in our film school to act in original films while also working with our experienced faculty who are accomplished professional actors. In short, students do not simply receive an education in acting at the Academy; they get an experience that exposes them to the many different facets of acting for film and prepares them to achieve their professional goals, making NYFA what many consider to be the best acting school in the world.

Acting Courses LA

Though each acting program boasts a distinct curriculum, students enrolling at the Academy’s Acting School can expect to take at least some if not all of the following acting courses.

Acting for Film Improvisation Acting for Film: Scripted TV
Movement Stage to Screen Collaboration Workshop
Shakespeare Contemporary Dance Voiceover Workshop
Scene Study Business of Acting Advanced Stage Projects
Sketch Comedy Singing for Actors Producing the Short Film
Stunt Workshop Entertainment Law Thesis Film Production
Filmcraft Building the Reel Characterization for the Stage
Monologues Writing for Actors Play Production Workshop
Cinema Studies Voice and Speech Technique and Scene Study

Acting Classes LA

Aspiring actors interested in enrolling in an acting program can do so at different times over the course of the year. The start dates for each acting class in Los Angeles can be viewed here.

Acting Degrees LA

Students interested in earning an acting degree can enroll at the Academy’s LA campus and choose from one of the following degree programs.

Acting Workshops LA

Students have a wide selection when choosing which short-term acting workshop to take at the Academy’s Acting School. They can choose from one of the following acting workshops.

Acting Programs LA

Students also have the opportunity to take a non-degree one-year acting program at the Academy’s Los Angeles Acting School.

Acting Faculty LA

In addition to the Academy’s excellent curriculum and facilities, students also get the opportunity to study under our accomplished faculty. One of the principal reasons that NYFA is viewed as one of the best acting schools is that its faculty is composed of award-winning and accomplished working actors based in LA. Each faculty member possesses a unique skill set as an actor that allows her or him to provide insight into a particular area or specialty of acting. Some of our notable faculty include the following actors.
NYFA acting school Los Angeles chair Lynda Goodfriend Lynda Goodfriend, Chair: Best known for her role as Lori Beth Cunningham on the classic television series Happy Days, Goodfriend has worked as both an actress and a director, helming the teleplay pilot Four Stars and the short film The Perfect Crime. Goodfriend’s other notable credits include the films Taxi Driver, Pretty Woman, and Beaches. Goodfriend is also an accomplished dancer and was a talent manager for many years.

NYFA acting school Los Angeles faculty member Louis Gossett Jr. Louis Gossett Jr.: With a career that spans nearly six decades, Gossett Jr. has won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman and serves as a special lecturer in the Acting School’s master classes. He is also the winner of two Emmy Awards for his work in Roots and In His Father’s Shoes and an additional Golden Globe Award for his role in The Josephine Baker Story. He was also the star of the Iron Eagle series, and remains a highly sought-after actor.

NYFA acting school Los Angeles faculty member Kenneth Lerner Kenneth Lerner: An established and well-known actor with nearly four decades of experience as an actor of television, stage, and film, Lerner has been featured in over eighty television shows and forty-four movies in addition to his work coaching established actors. Lerner has appeared in such notable television shows and movies as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Running Man, CSI, and The Big Bang Theory.

Acting Alumni

The New York Film Academy Los Angeles is proud of our successful acting alumni who have gone on to star in countless television shows, movies, and much more. Some examples of our alumni’s noteworthy work can be seen below.

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Career Opportunities

Upon completing acting training at the Academy’s Acting School, students have a number of professional opportunities available to them across a host of different visual mediums.

Film Actor Television Actor Web Series Actor
On Camera Host Motion Capture Actor Voiceover Actor
Spokesperson VJ Music Video Actor

Contact Us

To learn more about the Acting School at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, you can reach us via telephone at +1 (818) 333-3558 in addition to clicking the below links to learn more about the school and apply.


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