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New York Film Academy

New York, USA

The Most Hands-On Intensive Programs in the World.

The New York Film Academy is considered the best hands-on film school in the world by many of today's top filmmakers. Across New York City , Los Angeles and South Beach campuses, NYFA students represent over 120 different nationalities, and this diversity adds to the creative atmosphere and fosters a unique artistic community.

Entertainment Capitals

Whether studying at the Academy’s NYC, LA, or additional campuses, students are exposed to rich artistic environments outside of NYFA.

Hands-On Experience

From day one students are behind the camera, working with equipment, and gaining first-hand expertise in their craft.

Professional Education

Each department’s faculty is comprised of professional experts who are accomplished and active in their field.

Quick Facts

New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting (NYFA) is a for-profit film school and acting school based in New York City, Los Angeles, and across the world. It is founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as "The Hunt for the Red October". NYFA provides students with the tools and know-how, and they actually apply what they learn in class in the real world, making for an educational experience unlike any other.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


Application / High School Transcript, College Transcript, Diploma / Passport / Financial Document / English Test Score

School Type
Tuition & Fees
20,313 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
52.4% / -

Programs and Majors

  • AFA in Filmmaking
  • AFA in Acting for Film
  • AFA in Producing
  • AFA in Screenwriting
  • AFA in Game Design
  • BFA in Filmmaking
  • BFA in Acting for Film
  • BFA in Photography
  • BFA in Producing
  • BFA in Screenwriting
  • BFA in 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • BFA in Game Design
  • BFA in Graphic Design
  • BA in Media Studies
  • MFA in Filmmaking
  • MFA in Acting for Film
  • MFA in Producing
  • MFA in Screenwriting
  • MFA in Photography
  • MFA in Documentary Filmmaking
  • MFA in Cinematography
  • MFA in Game Design