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Auditions, Portfolio Reviews, and Information Sessions


We have been looking forward to meeting you in person this month.

However, our first concern is the health and well being of our attendees, staff and the community as a whole. Due to the guidance we have received regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to postpone all public NYFA events and our trip to Brazil to a future date.

In the meantime, we have a great alternative option to meeting you in person, which is to meet you virtually. We are planning an ONLINE information session to meet with anyone interested in learning more about NYFA, where will be able to provide all of the information you would need regarding admissions, housing, tuition scholarships and awards, visas, auditions or portfolio reviews. We have found these sessions to be extremely interesting and informative, so please take advantage if you are available. We will be finalizing the details in the next few days and will be sending you an invitation shortly. We hope that you can attend!

Please contact us with any questions that you have at We look forward to speaking with you.


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Acting Audition Requirements:

Please prepare two contemporary, contrasting 60-90 second monologues from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Musical Theatre Audition Requirements:

Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs with musical accompaniment on a USB, personal musical player (e.g. iPhone), and one 60-90 second monologue from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Portfolio Reviews for Degree Programs:

Creative samples can be accepted in various stages of development, or as completed work. Examples of work can range from drawings, conceptual illustrations, short films, poetry, short stories, storyboards, designs, photographs, three-dimensional models, or digitally generated images. Students may choose to submit a typed screenplay or short story (10 page maximum).

***Your admission and/or Talent Based Tuition Award will be determined upon the final review of your audition/portfolio review. Auditions are required for acceptance for long-term programs in Acting for Film and Musical Theatre. Talent Based Tuition Awards are for long-term Acting and Musical Theatre Programs. Portfolio Reviews are for long-term programs in Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking, Media Studies, Photography, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Graphic Design, 3D Animation & VFX, and Game Design. Portfolio Reviews for Talent Based Tuition Awards are for Degree Programs only. Programs 1-year or longer are considered long-term programs. To audition or to have your portfolio reviewed for the New York Film Academy, individuals must submit a program application. Applications can be submitted online or you can bring the application form to the audition. There is a $65 (US dollars) application fee required. All tuition awards will be based on talent.

NYFA Auditions and Portfolio Reviews:

The New York Film Academy offers talent based award on tuition, to selected applicants, based on their natural skills in their chosen discipline.

To schedule an appointment to meet with us one-on-one to be considered for a talent based discount, simply complete the Form on the right. Please indicate the event and time you would like to attend and a NYFA Admissions Representative will contact you to finalize the details.

Award Tuition Opportunities:
  • A Portfolio Review for a Talent Based Award is eligible for applicants interested in attending a degree program at our U.S. campuses.

  • A Performance Audition for a Talent Based Award is eligible for applicants interested in attending NYFA's Musical Theatre or Acting for Film conservatory & degree programs

Please note: we will require you to complete an application form prior to our scheduled meeting. Once you’ve indicated which event you would like to attend, an admissions representative will contact to you and be able to guide you on the process to submit an application.

Eligible programs for a partial discounted tuition include:

Degree programs: Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Master of Art (MA), and Bachelor of Art (BA).
Conservatory programs: One Year Conservatory Programs and Two Year Conservatory Programs.

The New York Film Academy offers a variety of programs in numerous disciplines. Program types include:

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Masters of Arts (MA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)