Learn Filmmaking
by Making Films

New York Film Academy is a premier visual and performing arts school, offering accredited degrees and non-degree programs in numerous areas of study, at locations around the world.

Our innovative film programs are designed for a new generation of storytellers. With an unrivaled approach to hands-on, interactive learning, students find themselves completely immersed in their course of study from day one. Classes are taught by award-winning industry professionals, in a real-world environment with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

If filmmaking is your passion, attending film school will help put your dream into practice. The Academy’s visual arts offerings include:

  • Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Digital Editing
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Producing
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Photography
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Game Design

Join NYFA to learn the skills needed to tell stories through film.

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Each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits 8 films and works on 28 more in the first year!

Undergraduate
Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

Graduate
Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Certificate
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  • 2 Year Conservatory
  • 1 Year Conservatory
  • Short-Term & Evening Workshops
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" NYFA was the first exposure I got to any kind of formal education in filmmaking. It was my “ABC’s,” the first steps I took to make movies professionally. It was very emotional for me to shoot a scene with Robert De Niro and Ellen Barkin, two legendary New Yorkers, a few blocks from the school. It definitely felt like those two moments in my life, being a film student and directing my dream movie, were connected."

Jonathan Jakubowicz
Director of 'Hands of Stone'
starring Robert De Niro


NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY’S GLOBAL FILM SCHOOL COMMUNITY

NYFA’s community is built by individuals from over 120 countries who all share a common goal, to tell stories.

Our filmmaking programs are offered at NYFA locations all over the world:

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