The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an accredited film school and acting school located in New York City. The Film School at the New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on a belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The NYFA believes that the correct paths for filmmakers is to immediately start making their own films in a hands-on, intensive working environment.
Considered the best hands-on film school in the world, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) is designed for a new generation of artists. Like no other film school, NYFA lets you write, shoot, direct, produce and edit your own short or feature length films -- starting on day one. Not only do we put you in front of some of the best instructors in the industry, we give you some of the best equipment to work on, which is comparable to that of the leading degree programs in the United States.
We have now expanded our program offerings and availability at our New York City locations. Here’s what’s now available in addition to filmmaking:
- Acting – now available evenings
- Screenwriting – now available evenings and online
- Documentary Filmmaking – now available evenings
- Producing for Film & TV – now available evenings
- Digital Film Editing – now available evenings
- Digital Filmmaking – now available evenings
In whatever program you choose, you will receive a hands-on and comprehensive education that includes regular lectures, on-going productions, practical experiences, collaborations with other departments, mentorship with working professionals, and insight from industry guest speakers.
*Programs offered on campus only.
We have a variety of options for funding your studies. The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is pleased to offer Need Based Grant to qualifying students. This is an institutional based grant to help pay for a portion of the student’s cost of education in the New York Film Academy’s one-year, two-year, AFA, BFA and MFA programs. Also, many of our students use a Private Education Loan to cover both tuition and living expenses.
You must be 18 or older and have established good credit OR have a co-signer. NYFA will also help process any grants or scholarships a student might find. It’s not easy to find sources to fund arts education and you should expect to spend a lot of time searching (www.finaid.org reports that only 7% of U.S. students have a grant or scholarship, and that these typically total $2000 or less). Holders of the International Baccalaureate are eligible for a $500 per year Tuition Grant. Additionally, International Baccalaureate holders will receive special consideration for the Need Based Tuition Assistance grant.