New York Film Academy
90% Rating
(4 Reviews)

New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is the largest independent film and acting school in the world and offers U.S. accredited degree granting courses and short-term workshops as well as summer-term programs and high school summer camps. Since 1992 NYFA has offered an innovative curriculum, with award-winning instructors and the highest quality professional equipment, classrooms, and studios. In addition to the three U.S. locations (New York City, Los Angeles, & Miami), NYFA has year-round campuses and summer programs in Sydney, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Florence, Italy; Beijing, China and Paris, France, and offers workshops in other countries as well. All locations offer the most hands-on intensive programs available.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Stanislava
Female
Sofia, Bulgaria
City University London

One of the best experiences of my life

10/10

I already had a lot of experience in TV when I went to Florence but making films was the next step for me. Going to NYFA was one of the best decisions of my life - the educational is very practical and hands on, the tutors are very qualified and helpful, I made friends for life here and I would totally recommend the experience to everyone. I definitely feel more confident in trying to put my ideas on the screen then before and it's all thanks to these amazing people.

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Maria
Female
24 years old
Sydney
Other

New York Film Academy, Sydney

7/10

After spending one year at NYFA, Sydney I've gained a lot of experience.

First of all, dedicating a year to study Screenwriting has been amazing. I took time to live in a country I love and study something I'm passionated about. Who wouldn't want to do that?

If it wasn't for coming here I wouldn't have met the people I've met or have found a new place to call home. But I honestly don't think the aftermath is the only thing that's important. You will grow so much as a person. Some moments might be tough but most of them will become the best memories you have.

If you ever thought about traveling or studying abroad then you should do it. Not only will the experience and what you learn be something you will keep with you for the rest of your life. But you will also never have to worry what could've been.

How can this program be improved?

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enna
Female
29 years old
Beijing, China
University of Washington- Tacoma

Great program, superb instructors, loads of useful information!!

9/10

It was very good to have the experience of holding a camera, creating your space with lights and props, and actually seeing your concept become a reality. The instructors were quite instrumental in guiding us through this process of going from a few scribbled notes to shaping them into a film-able story, with characters who had clear objectives and arc, which all came to life in random locations, right in front of the camera.... quite an amazing experience!

Post program, I used the knowledge and skill to continue writing and creating promotional videos and monologues, and with that added to my repertoire and resume, I cannot say with all certainty that this program resulted in my being offered a position as a faculty at Tsinghua University, to teach Drama and Literature, but I am quite sure it did not hurt.

I would do it again.....but I have already done it!

How can this program be improved?

Students be allowed the freedom to shoot off-campus, so that their projects can be more creative, and not limited to the campus grounds.
A bit more time with camera equipment would also be helpful, and more options on editing programs.

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Nancy
Female
30 years old
New York

Fun and Hands-on program

10/10

It’s a great way to experience the film industry. It tells a lot about how the actual industry works and you can get a feel from it. The classes at New York Film Academy offers editing, lighting, sound sync, directing and writing. So for those students who would like to attend in or be involved in this workshop, I highly recommend you join this big group and have a fun time, because it provides you with extended knowledge and skills to be a good director or cinematographer.

The instructors are very helpful. They spent a lot of their time helping students inside and outside the class. If the students have questions they will be there to help no matter how the situation and time. I will definitely choose New York Film Academy. It’s very hands-on, very practical and it will help you get started.

Program Listings

China

New York Film Academy
Nestled in the heart of the Haidian district of Beijing, NYFA Beijing’s unique intensive 4-week Filmmaking and 4-Week Acting...

Australia

New York Film Academy
Operating since 2013, NYFA Sydney is currently located in the education precinct of Sydney. Sydney has served as the location...

Italy

New York Film Academy
In Florence—and all of Tuscany—it’s easy to find the perfect, open-air set for shooting a movie and learning the craft of fil...

France

New York Film Academy
Located in the renowned La Fémis film school in the historic Montmartre district, NYFA Paris allows students to immerse thems...

Australia

New York Film Academy
Operating since 2011, NYFA Gold Coast is now in a new, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of a bustling, gorgeous city in...