NYFA fosters the collaborative spirit of visual and performing arts beyond the classroom, encouraging student-led initiatives and clubs. Whether you are seeking a group organized around cultural identity or a shared passion, clubs are an excellent way to build relationships with like-minded people.
The New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus, strives to ensure students feel this sense of belonging, while having an inspirational environment to further their craft.
Each club offers the chance to participate in and foster the campus experience by providing: volunteer and networking opportunities, professional experience, and leadership training. In addition, we ensure students are able to inspire and encourage each other by participating in joint activities and events.
The New York Film Academy is proud to support each of these clubs as they unify and inspire one another. We look forward to students growing together as a school and a community
NYFA LA Clubs
The African Black American Film Society is a community dedicated to making change. Students harness their dynamic ability to create, in order to make a lasting change, and shape views amongst the African Diaspora. The ABA club attends regular industry events as well as hosting gatherings and mentoring in the community.
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The Arab Club strives to create a community in which students feel at home and have the ability to study and work as a team.The Arab club hosts Arabic language screenings, holiday celebrations, and brings regular guests to share the experiences of Arab filmmakers.
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The Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA) provides guidance, support, and information to Chinese students at the New York Film Academy in order to ensure a smooth transition into academic life. The Association also aims to increase community awareness of Chinese student issues, advocate for Chinese students, and to organize and coordinate student events and cultural activities.
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The Dance Troupe is an audition-only company of dancers and choreographers who work together to create a live dance performance presented at the end of each semester. The Troupe ventures into various styles of dance to create a new experience with each performance.
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TheDocumentary Club helps foster a network of students interested in documentary filmmaking. Through screenings, training and peer feedback, students will gain the skills necessary to become better documentary filmmakers.
The Environmental Club understands that the environment is in crisis and that it is the responsibility of society to take steps to find and implement necessary solutions. The club’s objective is to create greater awareness about the actions a community can take to make positive change.
The Gaming Club aims to create a gaming community, which provides the opportunity to meet other students who are interested in games. The primary goal of the Gaming Club is to establish a friendly and energetic social environment for the students. This club is for all NYFA students. If you have a game, the Gaming Club is the place for you!
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The Glee Club is an audition-only choir that meets weekly to rehearse and prepare musical performances for audiences on campus and in the local area. The Glee club performs live accompanied and A cappella performances and might even show up in a music video from time to time.
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An audition-only performance group, the New York Film Academy Improv Troupe meets weekly to perform improvisational theatre in which dialogue, action, story, and characters are created. The Improv Troupe holds a live performance at the end of each semester.
They also perform on a regular basis at the Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.
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International Film Society
The International Film Society promotes cultural awareness of the international student community on the NYFA campus and the global community at large. The club is accessible to all current NYFA international students and alumni and fosters a diverse and supportive society where students from different backgrounds can meet and collaborate with each other.
The Indian Club is passionate about creating opportunities for students to celebrate Indian culture while creating a welcoming environment for new students seeking a home away from home. The Indian club hosts the Bollywood Dance class as well as supporting Indian film screenings both on campus and around Los Angeles.
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Our goal is to increase the awareness and exposure of Latin artists throughout the media and film industry. Together, we are working on projects which reflect excellence and quality, while representing our passions and beliefs. The Latin Club hosts celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos, Spanish language film screenings and attends cultural and industry events of Latin Culture throughout Los Angeles.
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The LGBTQ Straight Alliance provides guidance and information to LGBTQ and Straight Alliance students, faculty, staff and alumni of The New York Film Academy. The club strives to increase community awareness of LGBTQ issues, with the hopes of creating opportunities for LGBTQ Straight Alliance students to network and work together on creative projects. Join us to work and celebrate with pride throughout the year.
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Student Veterans Association
The Student Veterans Association provides guidance, support and information to veterans to ensure a smooth transition into academic and social life here at NYFA. The association strives to bring awareness of issues that impact veterans to the NYFA community and to advocate for all student veterans.
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The Women’s Club empowers women to take a stand, by creating platforms that will have a lasting impact on the entertainment industry. The women’s club regularly attends industry events on gender in media as well as supporting their sisters in erasing the gender gap on campus and beyond.
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