Learn Introductory Film Acting Skills at NYFA
This hands-on workshop provides students with a thorough foundation of acting skills with a specific focus on film acting. Classes emphasize the essential elements of the craft of acting using a variety of American acting techniques which may include Method and Meisner as starting points.
Program DescriptionProgram Name: 4-Week Acting for Film Workshop
The 4-Week Acting for Film workshop is a full immersion into the craft of acting. In conjunction with these classes, students also participate in courses designed to train the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set.
No significant prior experience or knowledge is assumed. This acting workshop brings everyone to the same level quickly, beginning with the fundamentals and filling the inevitable gaps in understanding of those with some prior experience. Many students who complete the 4-Week Acting for Film Workshop join longer programs, such as our 8-Week Acting for Film Workshop or the 1-Year Acting for Film Certificate, intensifying their studies and gaining more experience in front of the camera.
To learn more about the NYFA’s acting classes, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.
For students that meet the application requirements, our 4-Week Acting for Film Workshop may be used as a study abroad opportunity. After successfully completing the program, students will have the option to receive a regionally accredited transcript issued from our NYFA Los Angeles bursar, offering transferability of credits. As the acceptance of transfer credits is always governed by the receiving school, NYFA makes no representation that credits awarded by NYFA will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution. Students should confirm credit policies at their institution. To learn more, please visit our study abroad page.
Students who attend this hands-on acting workshop will complete various projects and audition in an open casting call with directors from the NYFA Filmmaking program. After the casting call, short-term students will participate in a production workshop, acting in on-set shoots. To learn more, visit our acting for film projects page..
The 4-week acting classes are available at NYFA New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, Florence, as well as NYFA Australia. We also offer classes at our NYFA at Harvard and Paris satellite locations.
Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.