*The program is offered in Los Angeles, New York and South Beach Florida*
About New York Film Academy
Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster are among the many figures in the film industry who have sent their family members to study at the New York Film Academy. New York Film Academy is honored to be the film and acting school of choice of these other luminaries including Kevin Kline, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Bono (U2), directors Stephen Frears, Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Donaldson and James L. Brooks. The New York Film Academy was founded on the philosophy that “learning by doing” combined with best industry practices is more valuable than years of theoretical study for filmmakers and actors. This educational model allows students to achieve more in less time than at all other film or acting schools in the world. The New York Film Academy offers camps, short-term workshops, conservatory-style programs, and degree programs. The Academy’s one- and two-year conservatory-style programs include topics in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Cinematography, Broadcast Journalism, Photography, Graphic Design, Musical Theatre, and Game Design; as well as an accelerated three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Graphic Design, and Game Design, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies. The New York Film Academy also offers two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design and Photography, and two-year Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting and Game Design, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Film and Media Production at Los Angeles campus. Each program is structured for students who want intensive training from award-winning faculty, using professional facilities and equipment starting their first day of classes; better preparing them for a career in the motion picture and entertainment industries. In the first year of any of filmmaking programs each film school student will write, shoot, direct and edit eight films and work as crew on 28 more! Register in any of world-class programs and get the experience you need to excel in your field.
The New York Film Academy’s Master of Fine Arts in acting program is based on a simple philosophy: the best way to learn how to act in films is to actually act in films. Acting school students begin acting in front of the camera from the first week of the program. Every week, students apply the techniques and skills gained in class to on camera exercises that are shot and reviewed. The New York Film Academy’s Acting MFA instructors are working veterans of Hollywood, independent film, Broadway, and Off-Broadway. The Acting for Film MFA program works hand-in-hand with the filmmaking program. This provides all of students with such resources as film equipment and live film shoots, as well as helping them develop a network of filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and editors before entering the professional world.
ACTING MFA LEARNING GOALS
- Explore and learn the principles of acting technique.
- Learn the vocabulary of filmmaking for actors.
- Become familiarized with the logistics of filming and working on a film set.
- Understand how to break down a scene and analyze a character.
- Recognize the differences between film acting and stage performance.
- Learn to break down, analyze, and rehearse stage scenes
ACTING MFA PERFORMANCE GOALS
- Rehearse and tape film scenes to be analyzed and critiqued in class.
- Break down, analyze, and rehearse selected scenes for in-class filmed performances.
- Perform in a semester–end, filmed scene presentation for an invited audience.
- Develop, rehearse, and perform in a fully-realized film scene shot in the studio or on location. This project will be presented to an invited audience.
- Full Time
- Creative Portfolio