The Film School at the New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on a belief that a top quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films .The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock, a former Seventh Avenue textile broker and producer of several plays and movies. Originally located at the Tribeca Film Center, NYFA moved in 1994 to Union Square, in a large building once housing the New York political machine Tammany Hall. As of 2009, the school had 350 employees and over 6,000 students per year. The New York Film Academy’s philosophy is based on a “learning by doing” approach with intensive hands-on training. Most students work outside their specialties to learn the art of filmmaking by doing various jobs associated with making movies . NYFA’s programs include film directing, screenwriting, cinematography, film editing, documentary filmmaking and courses in acting. In 2007 NYFA partnered with NBC News to start a program in digital journalism . NYFA is accredited by the NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design (CHEA approved). The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with campuses in New York City and at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. NASAD is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .



Location and facilities

In US, the New York Film Academy is located at:

Los Ángeles
3300 Riverside Drive,Burbank, CA 91505


South Beach
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 200, Miami Beach, FL 33139


New york City
100 East 17th Street New York, New York 10003


Other campus location:
Middle East
South America
Asia Pacific


List of Departments


  • Film School
  • Acting School
  • Visual Atrs School
  • Performing Arts school
  • Summer Camps
  • ESL



Courses Offered




  • Scholarship for International Baccalaureate Holders
  • New York Film Academy Need Based Tuition Discount


All programs have different intake months.