New York Film Academy
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Portfolio Reviews,
Information Sessions &
Master Class


March 8th, 2019

New York Film Academy is conducting Auditions, Portfolio Reviews, Information Sessions, and a Master Class in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Our Auditions/Portfolio Reviews offer applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to our admissions representatives, in order to be eligible for a talent based discount on your NYFA tuition.

Our Information Sessions offer individuals an opportunity to learn about our programs, locations and our enrollment process.

Our Master Class, "Acting for The Camera" will teach you the unspoken language of film, how to make choices as an actor that serve the story, and techniques to maximize your exposure. Be prepared to learn how to identify plot points from the script and communicating on screen through subtext. This class will be taught by Miguel Parga.

Master Class "Acting for The Camera" & Information Session
March 8th, 2019, 6:30pm-9pm
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, 5961 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico

Auditions & Portfolio Reviews
March 8th, 2019
Location: Must Apply To NYFA to Reserve a Spot


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About Miguel Parga

Miguel Parga
Miguel Parga, Instructor

Miguel Parga has been in the business 25 years. While working for ABC Network News with Peter Jennings he won an Emmy, a Peabody and a DuPont Award. Miguel later moved to Los Angeles where he produced commercials for Pepsi, Fisher Price, Canon, Miller Lite, Verizon, The Apprentice and others. He also wrote scripts for producers like Josh Oppenheimer (Sahara and Mandrake the Magician), Julia Pierrepont and Rodney Wilson and has directed 21 shorts. His first novel, Blood Laws, was published by Anaphora Literary Press. His new book, 10 Lessons They Won't Teach You in Film School, will be published in fall 2019. Miguel currently teaches at the New York Film Academy in South Beach.

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 Discount 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 Discounts 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 Discounts 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 discounts awarded will be based on talent.

NYFA Auditions and Portfolio Reviews:

The New York Film Academy offers talent based discounts 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.

Discounted Tuition Opportunities:
  • A Portfolio Review for a Talent Based Discount is eligible for applicants interested in attending a degree program at our Los Angeles or South Beach Campus.

  • A Performance Audition for a Talent Based Discount 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)