Performing Arts at NYFA

Explore Performing Arts at NYFA

To advance as performers, aspiring actors and visual storytellers must develop and strengthen their audition, voice, movement, and performance skills. At NYFA, students can prepare to pursue ambitious creative goals through immersive training. NYFA offers degree, certificate, and short-term workshops in Acting for Film and Musical Theatre, providing aspiring performers with the opportunity to learn essential knowledge in their craft as they build their confidence as a performer.

In these hands-on programs, students have opportunities to perform and create a body of work that reflects their strengths and talents on stage or screen. To learn more about the degrees, 1 & 2-Year certificates, and short-term workshops offered in our Performing Arts disciplines, please review the areas of study below.

Please note that many Performing Arts programs at NYFA require an audition. For more information, visit our Audition Requirements page.

Performing Arts Programs

Acting for Film

Musical Theatre

Quick Links for Performing Arts

Admission Requirements

Audition Requirements

Open House and Live Online Events

Program Dates

Course Catalogs


NYFA Reviews

Performing Arts Faculty

NYFA students are mentored by our award-winning faculty, who actively work in the performing arts, appearing in films, television shows, Broadway, and off-Broadway plays and musicals. By currently working in the industry, our faculty are able to use their experience to help students master fundamental techniques while staying informed on the latest industry standards.


Anne Moore

Chair of Acting for Film


Kristy Cates

Chair of Musical Theatre


Lynda Goodfriend

Creative Director of Acting for Film


Performing Arts Alumni

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo  

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Majeste Pearson  

Majeste Pearson


Lana Condor  

Lana Condor



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.