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About New York Film Academy
New York Film Academy - School of Film and Acting (NYFA) was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock, a former film, television and theater producer. Inspired by the idea that to learn how to make movies, one must actually make movies, Sherlock and his colleagues designed a truly unique curriculum. Blending a mixture of traditional film school instruction with a new approach, the Academy emphasizes coursework based around students actually going out and shooting films as part of their coursework. Students write, produce, direct, and edit their own original films while also serving as crew members on their fellow classmates' films to gain extensive on-set experience.
Why New York Film Academy?
- Accreditation: The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with campuses in New York City, Los Angeles, CA and Abu Dhabi, UAE. NASAD is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Mission: The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. New York Film Academy courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction.
- Partnerships: Since 2007, the New York Film Academy has been collaborating with museums and major art institutions to organize cultural and filmmaking education initiatives for teens and young adults.