Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation, Musical Theatre and Photography Camps
As one of the most famous learning institutions in the world, Harvard is located in the charming, dynamic city of Cambridge, just minutes away from Boston. NYFA is proud to offer a range of summer camps in filmmaking, acting for film, 3D animation, Musical Theatre and Photography at this intellectually stimulating location, where students aged 14-17 are challenged to achieve their potential at the highest level. Whether it’s capturing the iconic image of the Harvard Crew rowing down the Charles River or visiting where Paul Revere took his famous horse ride, Cambridge is teeming with history and culture, creating a truly rich environment for students.
Our NYFA at Harvard University program offers full-time summer camps for teens in filmmaking, acting for film, 3D animation, Musical Theatre and Photography. These programs are offered on a seasonal basis. Please contact an admissions representative for more details.
The camps at Harvard University are held in Memorial Hall and Lowell Hall, built in 1878. Throughout their time in the programs, students will be located close to Harvard Square’s historical, commercial, and academic resources. Cambridge, one of the oldest cities in the United States, also offers innumerable locations and sites to film.
The experienced faculty at NYFA include filmmakers, digital and visual artists, and actors with a tremendous amount of knowledge in their chosen fields. NYFA’s summer camps aim to prepare students to pursue their creative goals, and faculty will provide guidance and mentorship to give students the opportunity to refine and improve their work.
NYFA students living on campus will reside in one of Harvard University’s residence halls. The dormitories are a short walk from campus and students will check-in and check-out of their dorms. Please note that due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA may be unable to offer housing for in-person camps. For additional information, please contact a NYFA Youth Admissions representative at [email protected].
During their time at NYFA, students spend the majority of their time in class, working on their film shoots on campus with their instructors or teaching assistants, and/or working in professional labs. When time allows, students may explore campus and patronize establishments in Harvard Square, but must stay within a certain radius of Harvard Campus proper. That radius is clearly outlined at the onset of the program. Students must inform their counselor of their destinations in Harvard Square and they must adhere to our Buddy System.
Situated north of Boston, Cambridge is a hi-tech and cultured city that has served as an attraction for artists and scholars for centuries. Although the camp’s daily schedule is demanding, non-commuting students will take part in organized activities in and around the Harvard campus. As Cambridge is a vibrant college town with dozens of restaurants, cafés, bookstores, ice cream shops, and pizza parlors encircling the university, students will have plenty of spots to explore. A number of world-class museums are also in the area, as well as theatres. Weekend activities are mandatory for housed students and include daylong trips. Counselors attend and supervise these outings. Additional activities take place nearly every weeknight and on Sundays as well, and these are optional. In addition to exploring Cambridge, students may also make supervised trips into Boston, a twenty-minute train ride away.
For NYFA’s summer programs at Harvard, the cost of meals are built into the program. Students will have a meal plan that they will use at the cafeteria located in Memorial Hall. Any additional on or off-campus snacks or meals will need to be covered by the students.