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.
Producing is a craft that brings together the many disparate facets of filmmaking, covering both creative and business-focused skillsets. Simply put, no other position in film or television has more to do with the technical, creative, and financial aspects of making a film or TV show than the producer does, and it is he or she who sees a project from the very beginning to the very end. Over the course of two semesters, students learn what it means to think and act like a producer. From day one, students are treated as producers and are challenged to develop the creative and technical skills producers must have to successfully navigate the entertainment industry. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, and coursework, students will become familiar with the different roles, tasks, and obstacles that producers encounter and learn how to manage them. In addition, students are expected to hone their abilities as writers, learning the fundamentals of the craft in order to write their own original feature treatments, and business plans. Students also receive extensive practice in the art of pitching, learning how to best craft a compelling sales pitch for their project. Furthermore, students obtain a working knowledge of finance, marketing, and distribution strategies while analyzing media trends in the industry. Ultimately, students will complete their studies with the creation of their Thesis, which will explore a key element of their feature film treatment. Producing students graduate from the Academy’s MA Producing program well-versed and experienced in the role of the producer. From learning the foundations of Entertainment Law to mastering industry standard software used by producers, students interested in the MA Program in Producing at NYFA will leave the Academy ready to enter the entertainment industry and achieve their professional goals.
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