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New York Film Academy

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Uni facts

New York City, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    6269
  • International students
    2500
  • Nationalities
    120
  • Total programs
    25
  • Acceptance rate
    60%

Study abroad at New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an outstanding performing arts institution located in the world-famous city of New York. There are other campuses in the US, Italy, France, Russia, and China - it’s a truly global institution.

The Academy offers international students an array of exciting courses to choose from. Courses include filmmaking, producing, screenwriting, cinematography, musical theatre, game design, broadcast journalism, and more.

NYFA is one of the best places for aspiring creatives to learn their craft and hone their skills. Overseas students have access to brilliant facilities like film studios, theatres, high-tech equipment, social zones, and more.

Find & apply to programs at New York Film Academy

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Why study at New York Film Academy

  • Hands-on learning

    Get a real-world feel of your chosen field

  • Industry connections

    NYFA has links with the biggest names in the industry

  • Powerful alumni network

    Graduates include top showbusiness figures

Life as an international student

The campus is packed with students from all over the world - it's bursting with lots of different cultures, languages, traditions, and faiths. The atmosphere is incredibly warm, welcoming, and open - you’ll make lots of friends very quickly.

There are a number of accommodation options available to international students at NYFA. The Academy’s helpful housing coordinator is on hand to help you find a safe, convenient, and comfortable place to live.

There’s plenty for international students to get involved with outside their studies. You’ll have lots of opportunities to meet new people thanks to great events, clubs, and student organizations to name a few.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Dance Studio
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

How we maximize your chance of getting admitted

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    Complete our application form and only answer the same question once no matter how many programs you apply for

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    We rigorously assess your application to ensure you have the best chance of getting admitted before we submit it

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition - From USD25,704 to USD37,820 per year
  • Graduate tuition - USD29,000 to USD44,910 per year

Funding

Undergraduate Scholarships

Talent Based Award

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    The Talent Based Tuition Award is a program designed to identify applicants with exceptional aptitude for their program of study. All Talent Based Awards are based on an applicant's audition or portfolio and determined by the Admissions Department during the admissions process.

Needs Based Tuition Assistance

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    The Need Based Tuition Assistance is designed for applicants with financial need in order to help reduce the cost of education in New York Film Academy's long-term programs including the One-year and Two-year Conservatory Programs as well as the AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA degree programs. In order to qualify, applicants must show a credible need through documentation such as income tax statements or bank statements. Applicants must also submit an essay describing their need and accomplishments.

Merit Based Award

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    Recipients must demonstrate a history of academic achievement in addition to leadership, community service and a commitment to the arts. In order to be eligible for a Merit Based Tuition Award, candidates must be accepted to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Applicants are evaluated based upon information provided in the admissions process including high school GPA and documentation of leadership roles, awards, community service or arts involvement.

Graduate Scholarships

Talent Based Award

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    The Talent Based Tuition Award is a program designed to identify applicants with exceptional aptitude for their program of study. All Talent Based Awards are based on an applicant's audition or portfolio and determined by the Admissions Department during the admissions process.

Needs Based Tuition Assistance

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    The Need Based Tuition Assistance is designed for applicants with financial need in order to help reduce the cost of education in New York Film Academy's long-term programs including the One-year and Two-year Conservatory Programs as well as the AFA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA degree programs. In order to qualify, applicants must show a credible need through documentation such as income tax statements or bank statements. Applicants must also submit an essay describing their need and accomplishments.

Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship

  • Amount

    Up to USD$15,000 per year

  • Requirements

    The New York Film Academy Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding candidates of the school's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in Filmmaking and Acting for Film. Recipients must demonstrate the values set forth by New York Film Academy to further the art of visual storytelling. Candidates will exhibit exemplary purpose, creativity, and commitment to community. All scholarship decisions by NYFA are at its sole and absolute discretion and final.

Location

New York Film Academy

17 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

Each NYFA campus is located in a vibrant student-friendly environment with so much to discover. Each campus is surrounded by amazing restaurants, nightlife venues, shops, parks, and tourist attractions.

Visa requirements for New York Film Academy

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements