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Founded in 1992, the New York Film Academy is the largest film school andacting school in the world, with permanent locations in New York City, Universal Studios-Hollywood, and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Summer locations include, Disney-MGM, Orlando, London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Budapest, and Bilbao, Spain.
The New York Film Academy offers hands-on, intensive courses in filmmaking, acting for film, directing, producing, digital journalism in affiliation with NBC news, 3D animation, screenwriting, and film editing.
NYFA's film school has two facilities in Manhattan: our headquarters overlooking Union Square Park in the historic Tammany Hall building on Park Avenue, and our new facility located in the heart of SoHo at Prince Street and Broadway. The Academy's film school and acting school are easily accessible to the rest of the city.
Our Universal Studios location sprawls over 390 acres of offices, alleys, interior sound stages, and outside movie sets.
Arrangements have been made with Universal Studios to shoot our in-class production exercises on their prestigious and widely-used backlot, a landscape literally made up of the neighborhoods of the world.
The New York Film Academy is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch campus in Madrid, Spain. The Academy in Madrid is located in the headquarters of “Mundo Ficcion,” the film and television production unit of the media giant “El Mundo”. Located in one of the most popular areas of Madrid, the famous Prosperidad neighborhood, the school is in walking distance to a variety of stores, restaurants, bars and cafes. Students can visit the “Berlin Park” or walk along one of the longest streets of Madrid, the “Lopez de Hoyos” street. They can practice their favorite sports, enjoy a swim in a pool, play tennis, or simply sunbathe at the “Polideportivo Pradillo”, an arena located directly in front of the campus.
Students will benefit from the Academy's collaboration with El Mundo, as they will of the opportunity of learning and shooting in their state the of art film and television studios, at Torrejon de Ardoz.
New York Film Academy offers students the opportunity to use the finest and most innovative technology available in the filmmaking industry today.
Students hail from all nationalities to study under the Academy's diverse and truly talented faculty. The professors are made up of NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and UCLA M.F.A graduates who have years of real world experience and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with students who share their enthusiasm.
Information on financial aid is available online.
Ideal candidates for the adult programs have a high school diploma or equivalent, a passion for motion pictures, and willingness to learn in a hands-on, intensive environment. Visit NYFA.com to apply online.
Students who are looking to join the masters in fine arts programs are required to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and possess a Bachelor's Degree from a post-secondary institution recognized by the United States Department of Education. More importantly students must submit a strong creative portfolio that illustrates their ability to undertake graduate level study, accelerated level of talent and potential for success within the profession.
In all New York Film Academy film camps, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own films. Film camp is designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects.
Our Acting for Film Camps are often integrated with our Filmmaking Camps, providing many one-of-a-kind advantages for the acting student interested in working in front of the camera. While the acting students are training, the film students are busy writing scripts and learning the technical aspects of directing. Whenever possible the acting students are given the experience of acting on a live set in front of the camera on the filmmaker’s shooting exercises and student film productions.