The New York Film Academy was founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as "The Hunt for the Red October". Encouraged by friends of his who wanted to send their children to film school, but found the prices too costly, Sherlock designed a school that was not only affordable, but more importantly, was founded on the principle of learning by doing.
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 crewmembers on their fellow classmates’ films to gain extensive on-set experience.
Our New York Housing Coordinator assists students in finding safe and convenient accommodations in New York City.
For students who would like to live in a dormitory type facility, the New York Film Academy offers double room accommodations and a very limited number of single rooms. Room amenities include private bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, WiFi, cable television, room to study, and plenty of storage. These accommodations are a brief subway ride to the NYFA campus. The average cost of housing in the facility is $1800 per month per person. Please be aware that a refundable deposit is required to reserve a bed in the student residence. The deposit amount varies based on length of stay.
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, South Beach, Florida and Gold Coast, Australia. NASAD establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art and design-related endeavors. NASAD is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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