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New York Film Academy

1. Overview of the institution

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 by John Sherlock, who was inspired by the idea of building a comprehensive film school that not only fostered inventiveness and dedication but was also affordable for its multitude of students. Over the years, it has established itself as one of the foremost institutions in the world for film studies through its innovative standard of both technical theory and practical application. Students at NYFA are encouraged to become pioneers in their own right through the unique experience of creating independent films as part of their mandatory assignments. Courses at NYFA are designed with extraordinary complexity and diligence in order to enable every student to graduate with a fine understanding of every aspect of film making.

2. Location and facilities

The primary campuses of NYFA are in New York and Los Angeles (Degree programmes are offered only in the LA and South Beach locations). However, NYFA has significantly expanded its branches and is currently established in 14 countries internationally, including India, China and Korea. The facilities at NYFA are cutting edge in their modernity and provide students with a vast assortment of opportunities for their benefit, including post-production editing labs, shooting stages, casting rooms, dance studios and a sound booth. The library in the New York campus contains thousands of multimedia amenities for students to enable and enhance their independent studies.

3. Departments/Subject areas

  • Film School

  • Acting School

  • Performing Arts School

  • Visual Arts School

4. Scholarships

There are multiple film and media scholarships offered by the New York Film Academy, keeping in mind the recent innovative trends in global cinema. The students who are needy, have great academic record or belong to minority community, are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact the Chopras Overseas Consultants to know about scholarship details and requirements.

5. Careers: Unique student support

The list of successful alumni from the New York Film Academy is extensive and meritorious. It includes noted actors, such as Naya Rivera, Analeigh Tipton and Imran Khan, along with promising new producers and directors, such as Julie Pacino and Sean Robinson. It is consequently self evident that graduates from NYFA have particularly high employability rates and are equipped for success in every arena of film making. The institute participates in several corporate partnerships with significant companies, such as the Rolling Stone magazine and Sony Animation. Further, multiple noteworthy actors and directors including Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Mira Nair, Kevin Spacey and Ben Stiller have addressed NYFA students in the capacity of guest lecturers in the past.