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VIRTUAL AUDITIONS & PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

New York Film Academy is conducting Virtual Auditions and Virtual Portfolio Reviews for our Graduate, Undergraduate and One and Two Year Programs for applicants applying to our Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 start dates on the following dates:

Audition and Portfolio Review Dates in 2020:

  • August 15

  • September 12

  • October 17

  • November 21

  • December 12


Our Auditions & Portfolio Reviews offer applicants to NYFA's Long Term Programs (Graduate (MFA & MA), Undergraduate (BFA & AFA), One and Two Year Conservatory Programs) an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to our admissions representatives in order to be considered for acceptance and eligible for a partial Talent Based Award towards your NYFA tuition.

Graduate Auditions (MFA):
Acting for Film

Graduate Portfolio Reviews (MFA & MA):
Filmmaking, Producing, Cinematography, 3D Animation and VFX, Game Design, Screenwriting, Graphic Design, Documentary Filmmaking, Photography

Undergraduate Auditions (BFA & AFA):
Acting for Film

Undergraduate Portfolio Reviews (BFA & AFA):
Filmmaking, Producing, 3D Animation and VFX, Game Design, Screenwriting, Graphic Design, Photography

One & Two Year Conservatory Programs Auditions:
Musical Theatre and Acting for Film

One & Two Year Conservatory Programs Portfolio Reviews:
Filmmaking, Producing, Cinematography, 3D Animation and VFX, Game Design, Screenwriting, Graphic Design, Documentary Filmmaking, Photography

All MFA, MA, BFA, AFA and One & Two Year Conservatory programs require an audition (performing arts programs) or a portfolio (visual arts programs) for admissions to NYFA.

New York Film Academy representatives will contact you upon successful completion of your online application to book your time slot.

As a reminder, If you are interested in auditioning or submitting a portfolio, you must be an applicant to the New York Film Academy.

We do not accept auditions or portfolios for our short term or online workshops.

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Audition Requirements

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 and one contemporary monologue from an American play (each piece should be approximately 60-90 seconds in length).

PORTFOLIO REVIEW Requirements

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.