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New York Film Academy

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About New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy is licensed by the New York State Education Department. The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A list of programs reviewed and approved by NASAD can be found here.

In addition, the New York State Board of Regents' National Program on Non collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI) has recommended our acting and filmmaking programs for college credit to its membership of 1,500 colleges and universities. Students interested in degree programs should consider our Los Angeles campus, located at Universal Studios.


Campus information

The New York Film Academy has two unique facilities in Lower Manhattan: our headquarters overlooking the Statue of Liberty in Battery Place at the southern tip of Manhattan and our second location found nearby on Broadway in the Financial District.

The Academy is easily accessible to the rest of the city. A short walk north takes the student into the neighborhoods of Tribeca, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Little Italy, or SoHo. A thirty-minute train ride brings the student to the doorsteps of Columbia University and Harlem, or Coney Island, Central Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Our extensive facilities provide a haven from the hustle and bustle, and at the same time, give students a springboard from which to dive straight into the thick of the city's life.

The New York Film Academy is truly a global film school with locations throughout the world where students can study filmmaking, acting, and much more. Each location offers a variety of workshops taught by established professionals that are designed to give students the best possible hands-on education. 

New York City Campus
Located in historic Battery Park overseeing the Statue of Liberty, our New York City campus offers numerous short-term workshops and one- and two- year programs in filmmaking, acting, photography, musical theatre, and much more.

Los Angeles Campus
With facilities adjacent to the Universal Studios backlot, students have the unique opportunity to earn an AFA, BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degree or attend a short-term workshop in a variety of visual storytelling disciplines that include filmmaking, acting, game design, and much more.

Abu Dhabi Campus
In association with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, our world-class campus provides students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study filmmaking through one-year programs and short-term workshops.

Sydney, Australia
With facilities in Sydney, NYFA in Australia offers both one-year programs and short-term workshops in filmmaking and acting for film.

Gold Coast, Australia
With facilities at the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, NYFA in Australia offers both one-year programs and short-term workshops in filmmaking and acting for film.

South Beach, Florida
Earn BFA or MFA Degree in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, or Photography in the sunny environs of South Beach


Student Residence
For students who would like to live in a dormitory type facility, the New York Film Academy offers double and triple room accommodations and a very limited number of single rooms. Room amenities include private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, WiFi, cable television, room to study, and plenty of storage. These accommodations are either a short walk or brief subway ride to the NYFA campus. 

Apartment Living
Our Housing Coordinator can assist students in finding other housing options such as a furnished shared apartment. It is possible to find less expensive options at a longer commute from our campus. Students interested in apartment stays should plan to arrive a week or two early to visit places in person. 


Courses available 10

Creative Arts & Design 3 Mass Communication & Media 7


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