New York City

Student Life in NYC

Students of the New York City Campus are immersed in a city that offers unlimited cultural activities and inspiration for young aspiring artists.

My First Week at NYFA

A week before classes start 1 and 2-year students report to campus to acquaint themselves with their peers and surroundings.

Your first week at New York Film Academy will be a flurry of hands-on-learning and social activities. Below is a sample of what your first week at NYFA might look like.*


  • Registration
  • International Orientation
  • Welcome Orientation
  • Acting Program Orientation


  • Screen Tests


  • Meet Your Classmates Social – Bowling at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square OR Private Cruise Around NYC Harbor


  • B&H Trade Show
  • Cookies and Cocoa Social – Event open to new and current students
  • Veterans Orientation
  • Housing Orientation


  • New Student Orientation
  • Class Schedule Distribution
  • New Student Welcome Reception

*Sample taken from One-Year Acting for Film: Orientation & Registration Week Schedule

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Mind Body & Wellness

NYFA’s credo may be “hands-on learning” but even the most creative and active minds still need to rest and reset. That’s why our NYC campus takes great care to offer students activities that cultivate mental and physical well-being including Meditation and Yoga Classes offered throughout the year. We also strive to create greater awareness about mental health issues. These efforts culminate during Mental Health Awareness Month where a series of events and activities are held: health screenings and stress management courses, and the popular “Hug a Puppy” Therapy Dog event. For more information contact [email protected]


The New York Film Academy is committed to the ensuring the safety of students, faculty, and staff. For more information view and download the New York Film Academy’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report