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New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus

#48 Best Colleges for Film and Photography in America
Address: 3300 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91505
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Description New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus

New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus is one of the most prestigious educational centers in the world in the field of film and creative arts. The Academy was opened in 1992 and has since always been in demand among people from all over the world. The Academy offers its students a wide variety of programs - both short and long-term.

List of available programs:

  • Educational courses:
    • 12 destinations;
    • Duration: from several days to 2 years.
  • Bachelor's program:
    • Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts;
    • 9 programs.
  • Magistrature:
    • Degrees: Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts;
    • 11 programs.
  • The degree of associate:
    • 2 years of professional training (mastering a specific specialty);
    • 5 programs.
  • Summer programs for children and adolescents.

The Academy's programs are designed in such a way that students immerse themselves in the work from the very first day of their education. Students and teachers of various programs and faculties are in constant interaction with each other. Writers, directors, operators, actors - all work together to design and create films, exchanging valuable experiences with each other and delving into all aspects of filmmaking. During the year of training at the academy, an ordinary student takes part in more than 20 projects!

The main premises of the Academy are located in the heart of Hollywood, and the main office is in the city of Burbank (California) and has unique resources that any film studio in the world will envy. Students of the Academy are engaged in first-class equipment and using the most advanced technologies. All teachers of the Academy are recognized leaders in various areas of the US film industry. In addition, the Academy is often performed by world-famous directors, actors, producers and other figures of cinema art.

Education at the New York Academy of Motion Picture Arts in Los Angeles is a major contribution to your successful future!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

EDUCATIONAL COURSES

  • Age: From 18 years old;
  • Duration: from one week to two years;
  • Beginning of classes: all year round (each course has its own peculiarities in the timetable).

The Academy offers a huge selection of various programs, among which every interested person will find exactly what he needs. Each course is devoted to a certain kind of cinema art, the courses have different options for duration - from one week to two years. Students from all over the world can take part in educational programs. During the training, students attend lectures and seminars, most of the classes are of a practical nature. In case of successful mastering of the taught disciplines, students significantly increase their skills and abilities and acquire invaluable experience.

SCHOOL OF CINEMA

The course "Film Directing":

  • Duration: 1, 4, 6, 8, 12 weeks; 1 year (2 semesters);
  • The beginning of the annual program: January, May, September.

The Academy teaches a unique course in film production. The program dynamically combines classroom instruction, practical training and mentoring. Students work with the camera from the first day of classes and learn about the numerous visual, dramatic and technical problems that a director may face. In addition to designing, producing, directing and editing their own films, students help each other as operators, assistants. Thus, each student acquires the most diverse skills necessary for directing work. At the end of the program, each student prepares a graduation work - usually a small film or video. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is given an Academy certificate.

The course "Operator skills":

  • Duration: 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

The students of the course receive all the necessary knowledge and skills of work in the field of cinematography. Students will get hands-on experience with HD cameras, 16 mm film, 35 mm film and digital video cameras RED EPIC. Students throughout the year are constantly involved in filming, as a result of a large number of practical classes they learn to create a truly talented film, TV show or series. During the training, students receive knowledge in more than forty disciplines!

Course «Digital editor and editing»:

  • Duration: 4 weeks, 12 weeks;
  • Beginning of classes: all year round.

These lectures and seminars provide students with practical instructions on the theory, methods and fundamentals of digital editing. Students get hands-on experience by editing frame-by-stage the various projects that are provided to them in the classroom. They also study various theoretical concepts of editing and the practice of applying these theories.

Course "Production of documentary films":

  • Duration: 6 weeks, 1 year (3 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: annual program - January, September; 6-week - during the year.

Over the past eight years, the Academy has consistently entered into various tops for the title of the most effective school for the training of documentary films. In this course students study 12 disciplines, any lecture session is fixed practice. Students during the whole period of training take test tapes, or help to shoot them to their fellow students. The work of graduates of this direction of different years became laureates of the Emmy Award and were nominated for an Oscar.

The course "Music Clips":

  • Duration: 4 weeks;
  • Beginning of classes: all year round.

A special 4-week program gives students a comprehensive creative and technical experience and training necessary to create their own music videos. The curriculum includes intensive study in all major disciplines in the field of cinema, such as cinematography, directing, script writing, production and editing. Students create and edit their own music videos and help other students to work on them.

Course "Scenario skill":

  • Duration: 8 or 12 weeks, 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: annual program - January, September; 8 and 12-week - during the year.

A good script is the main basis not only for the film, but for any video, even the shortest. Specialists of the Academy are sure that a good film can not be shot without a good script. And that's why from the first day of training they sit down at the keyboard and write various scripts and essays on various topics and in different styles, honing their skills. Students are constantly in interaction with their colleagues and must together with them visually go through all the stages of creating a film. At the end of the programs, students present their work.

Producing course:

  • Duration: 4, 8 or 12 weeks, 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: annual program - January, September; 4, 8 and 12-week programs - throughout the year.

In this area, students learn all aspects of the production of art - from project development to final reference / maintenance. Students first create small projects, as studies continue, projects become more complex and expand. The students are constantly working with recognized producers of production, which teach them to create a quality product that is necessary for society and the market.

AСTOR'S SCHOOL

"Actor's acting in the film" course:

  • Duration: 1, 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks, 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: annual program - January, September; 1, 4, 6, 8 and 12-week programs - throughout the year; Christmas program - December - January.

One of the most popular courses of the Academy. Has a large number of options for duration and annual timetable, in order to make it available for a large number of people. More than 40 disciplines appear in the training program, not only the Academy's teachers work with students, but also invited specialists, including the world-wide film industry stars. Graduates of this direction successfully film in films around the world.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART

Course «3D animation»:

  • Duration: 1 year (3 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

Students learn to create 3D animation and visual effects for use in movies, television, games and virtual reality. Students study all existing programs for working with animation and all sorts of methods and techniques for creating and editing it. In the arsenal of the program there are 24 disciplines.

The course "Photography":

  • Duration: 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 1 year (2 semesters), 2 years (4 semesters);
  • Classes start: 1 or 2-year courses - January, September; 4, 8-week courses - throughout the year.

Students learn the subtle and elegant art of photography. The program includes about 30 disciplines. With the students regularly work recognized masters of photographic art. Subject to the successful completion of programs (especially long ones), a graduate may have several specializations: a wedding photographer, photojournalist, sports journalist and others.

SCHOOL OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course "Graphic Design":

  • Duration: 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

The program includes lectures, practical classes and term papers. The students of the school have the opportunity to learn from world class teachers and develop the skills necessary to advance their careers in a constantly evolving, dynamic and important discipline. During the program, students master standard software and hardware, have access to real design studios and professional audiences.

SCHOOL OF GAME DESIGN

Course "Game design":

  • Duration: 1 year (2 semesters);
  • Beginning of classes: January, September.

Game design today is one of the most promising and popular areas. Game design is the process of creating the form and content of the gameplay of the game being developed. The Academy is considered one of the best centers of the world in the preparation for this direction. During the educational process, students, working together in small groups, work on creating their own games, receiving support and mentoring from professional programmers, developers and instructors. Students thoroughly study the most popular modern games, they predict in what direction the industry will develop in the future. Students become real aces in all aspects of gaming design, including animation, mobile applications, support and monetization of games. The course includes 18 disciplines.

BACHELOR

DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS:

Bachelor's Arts programs in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in Los Angeles are designed for international students who want a bachelor's degree, concentrating on a particular specialization. The programs combine intensive practical work in selected specializations and important disciplines in the arts and sciences that provide students with critical thinking skills and help students achieve their professional goals after graduation. Thus two-thirds of the workload focuses on immersing the student in many aspects of his chosen specialization, and the rest is focused on the humanities and sciences.

Students have the opportunity to complete BFA Academy programs in just three years, if they prefer not to take a summer vacation. If the student rests on the summer vacation, the program can last 4 years.

Specializations:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Directing:
    • Beginning of classes: January, May, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (9 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography:
    • Beginning of classes: January, May, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenario:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation and Visual Effects:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).

DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS:

This program is similar in content to the Bachelor of Arts programs. One program is offered here - Bachelor of Arts in media studies. The program lasts 8 semesters, during which time students conduct a large-scale study of existing and new media arts. Students focus on various areas of research, including critical research, communication and marketing. In addition to studying in media research, students also complete a full course in arts and sciences for in-depth study.

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies:

  • Beginning of classes: January, September;
  • Duration: 3 years (8 semesters).

DEGREE OF MASTER OF FINE ARTS:

Master's programs at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in Los Angeles are designed to help those professionals who wish to improve their academic level and professional skills. The applicant must have a bachelor's degree recognized by the United States Department of Education. Students do not need to have a bachelor's degree in the same specialty to which they apply, but they must have a wealth of experience in the field of art, and also present a portfolio. Programs occupy, basically, 2 years of training and are quite intensive. Students are constantly engaged and improved in the disciplines of their specialization. At the end of the training, truly "piece" specialists come out of the magistracy, who are building a successful career in filmmaking.

Specializations:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing:
    • Beginning of classes: January, May, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (6 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts in Acting for Film:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).
  • The Master of Fine Arts in Production:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts in Scenario:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts in Photography:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts Documentary Films:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (6 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (5 semesters).
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Design:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).

MASTER OF ARTS:

The Master of Arts programs in many aspects are similar to those of the Master of Fine Arts. Applicants choose a specialization based on their preferences, but they must at the same time have the proper experience and a solid portfolio. Students are intensively engaged in the necessary disciplines for their specialization and during the passage of the program they significantly improve their skills and abilities. Graduates of the Master's program of the Film Academy easily find a job for their liking.

Specializations:

  • Master of Arts in Film and Media Production:
  • Beginning of classes: January, May, September;
  • Duration: 1 year (3 semesters).
  • Master in Art Production:
  • Beginning of classes: January, September;
  • Duration: 1.5 years (2 semesters).
  • Master of Arts in Scenario:
  • Beginning of classes: January, September;
  • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).

The degree of the ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS:

An associate is an academic degree, which is usually awarded after studying under a two-year program. The associate's degree is equated to the first two years of study for a four-year program. Training programs allow students to focus exclusively on their chosen specializations / subjects. International students who study in the program of the Association can count on intensive training and practical orientation, encouraging the creation of original products and non-standard solutions to ways out of problems. After the completion of the Associate's programs, a graduate can either start a professional activity or continue his education.

Specializations:

  • Film Directing:
    • Beginning of classes: January, May, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (6 semesters).
  • Acting skills for film:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).
  • Producing:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Screenwriting:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 1,5 years (4 semesters).
  • Game design:
    • Beginning of classes: January, September;
    • Duration: 2 years (4 semesters).

TEEN CAMP

The programs are attended by adolescents aged 14 to 17 years. All participants must communicate freely in English. All programs are conducted in the summer, from June to August, except for the programs "2 days off" and "12 days off" which are held in winter and autumn. All participants are accommodated in the apartments from the partners of the Academy, order and safety are monitored around the clock by staff and mentors. Students are provided with meals. In their spare time, teenagers go in for sports and other extracurricular activities.

Film directing:

  • Lectures and seminars on film production theme;
  • Create and edit your own video.

Acting Camps:

  • Teaching actor's skills, stage speech, singing and other disciplines;
  • Filming in student films.

3D Animation:

  • Animation Basics;
  • Create your short cartoon / video.

Screenwriting Camps:

  • Fundamentals of the theory and practice of writing a script for the film / cartoon / TV story.

Photography:

  • The Art of Photography - Theory and Practice;
  • Own shooting professional equipment.

Documentary Camps:

  • Theory and practice of documentary films. Individual design and teamwork to create a small documentary plot.

Game Design:

  • Theories and methods of computer graphics, the basics of game design.

BABY CAMP:

Children from 10 to 13 years old take part in the courses. In the center there are two most popular courses - Film production and Acting skills. Thanks to the professionalism of teachers, students are actively involved in the learning process and already at the first lessons they learn a lot of interesting things. Children are under constant supervision of the staff of the center and mentors.

Film directing:

  • Theory and Practice of Cinema;
  • Individual and team work on a short story project.

Acting Camps:

  • Scenic speech;
  • Overcoming complexes before performances;
  • The initial lessons of the game.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Academy does not have its own premises to accommodate students, but it provides consulting assistance in the selection of suitable apartments. The Academy has a partnership with several different companies that provide housing for rent:

  • AVA Burbank;
  • Parc pointe apartments;
  • Toluca Hills Apartments by Avalon;
  • Archstone Studio City;
  • Madison Toluca Apartments.

Prices for apartments are very different and depend on many factors: location, length of stay, apartment size, convenience. Our specialists are ready to choose the necessary accommodation for you, all you need to do is write to us.

For the summer programs of the Academy (teenage and children's camps), the staff organizes the accommodation of students in the Toluca Hills Apartments by Avalon apartments that are located close to the premises of the Academy. Employees of the Academy and accompanying persons constantly monitor the safety of students.

Characteristics of accommodation:

  • Fully equipped rooms;
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-bed accommodation;
  • Shared Bathroom;
  • High speed internet;
  • TV;
  • Laundry;
  • Canteen;
  • Pool;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Rest Rooms;
  • Gym.

Students are given lunch and dinner, they can also make up their menus individually.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Acting for Film , 3d animation, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, a virtual reality, Acting skills, art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor's Degree in Media Studies, Broadcast Journalism, cinema, Cinematography, College Photography Classes, Digital Editing, Digital Filmmaking, Digital graphics, Documentary Filmmaking School, English as a Foreign Language, Filmmaking, game design, graphic design, journalism, Kids Summer and Weekend Camps, Master's in Film and Media Production, Music Video Workshops, Musical Theatre, Producing, Production, production of documentary films, Scenario art, SCREENWRITING, Study Abroad, Teen Filmmaking Camps, The design of games, The ESL School at NYFA, the photo

Events New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus

During the training each student of the Academy does not have much free time for leisure, however it is impossible to imagine staying in a city like Los Angeles without rest and entertainment. International students have the opportunity to attend:

  • Beaches;
  • Theater;
  • Clubs and restaurants;
  • Concerts and performances;
  • Museums;
  • Galleries;
  • Sport competitions;
  • Excursions around the city and the surrounding area;
  • Shopping tours.

Students also can not stay away from the active lifestyle of the city. The greatest popularity in the city, of course, with water sports. Available options:

  • Swimming;
  • Rowing;
  • Surfing;
  • Football;
  • Basketball;
  • Baseball;
  • Cross Country;
  • Fitness;
  • Weightlifting;
  • Yoga.

For participants of the summer programs of the Academy (teenage and children's camps), employees organize a separate entertainment program, which includes:

  • Excursion tours around the city and the surrounding area;
  • Disneyland;
  • Universal Studio;
  • Cinema;
  • Theaters;
  • Bowling;
  • Shopping;
  • Amusement parks;
  • Beaches;
  • Various evening and weekend activities.

Advantages

  • The world-famous center for the training of filmmakers;
  • Highly qualified teachers and specialists;
  • Equipping to the highest standard (the best in the world);
  • A large number of training programs;
  • Unique methods of education;
  • The New York Academy of Motion Picture Arts in Los Angeles is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD);
  • Many graduates of the Academy are recognized leaders in various areas of film art.

Equipment New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus

The Academy is rightly considered the best educational institution in the field of the film industry in terms of equipping with the necessary equipment. In the complex of buildings of the Academy are:

  • Lecture Audiences;
  • Computer labs;
  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Shooting Sites;
  • Library Centers;
  • Canteen, cafe;
  • Rest Rooms;
  • Administrative buildings;
  • Animation studios;
  • Photo labs;
  • TV and radio studios;
  • Theater;
  • Laboratory for the development of computer games.

At the disposal of the Academy students are the most modern and best equipment in the world:

  • Up-to-date modern cameras;
  • Digital technology;
  • The most powerful computers;
  • Latest software.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of classes: all year round, depending on the chosen program / course.

The academic year is divided into different number of semesters depending on the chosen program and has a variety of schedule options. To clarify the information regarding the duration of the semesters / timetable for certain programs, please contact our specialists.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Registration fee (not refundable);
  • Educational deposit (refundable);
  • Payment for the use of equipment;
  • Visa Fees;
  • Training aids;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Transfer from / to the airport;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Translation and certification of documents.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Documents translations
  • Consular fee
  • Pocket money

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For programs of basic courses:

  • Age: 18 years;
  • School certificate / bachelor's degree / master's degree / doctor's diploma;
  • For English courses - any level of English;
  • For all other courses - spoken English;
  • Confirmation of financial security.

For Bachelor and Associate programs:

  • Age: 18 years;
  • Graduated school with a good certificate;
  • Transfer of a certificate;
  • Knowledge of the English language: TOEFL iBT 68 / IELTS 5.5 (examination must be submitted no later than 12 months before the beginning of the training);
  • Confirmation of financial security.

For Master's programs:

  • Age: 18 years;
  • Bachelor's degree (it does not have to coincide with the chosen direction of the master's degree);
  • Must have a portfolio of creative topics;
  • Knowledge of the English language: TOEFL iBT 79 / IELTS 6.5 (the exam should be submitted no later than 12 months before the beginning of the training);
  • Confirmation of financial security.

For summer programs:

  • Age: 10-17 years;
  • Participant is a pupil of a school or a college / university student;
  • Knowledge of English at a conversational level;
  • Confirmation of financial security.

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New York Film Academy Los Angeles Campus reviews

Adylkhan
Hello, I wanted to know from how many years you can enter the academy, and how much will the training cost per actor per year? you can say
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Smapse
Adylkhan, good afternoon! Admission is possible from the age of 18. The cost of training in the direction of acting (undergraduate) is $ 14,626 (USD) per semester. In total, the training lasts 8 semesters (you have the opportunity to complete the program in just 3 years, if you prefer not to take summer holidays, with summer holidays the program will last 4 years.)
zharkyn
hello, I would like to enter this academy after school, I am now in grade 10 and I wanted to ask if it is possible to enter this academy at 17?
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Vika
I am now also studying in grade 10, you can apply from the age of 18, after finishing grade 11 :)
Anastasia
Hello! Can you please tell me how much you need to study at the Academy?
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Smapse
Anastasia, good afternoon. The duration of study can be 2.3 or 4 years, it all depends on the chosen program (bachelor's / master's). What program are you considering?
Catherine
Good day! It’s not too late to submit an application for the July 3-week Course on Acting for a young man of 16 years
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Smapse
Catherine, good afternoon. What travel dates are you considering?
Tilek
Hello, will it be possible to enter the film academy without knowing the English language? I would like to act in acting how much training will stand? Are there any grants for citizens of CIS countries?
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Smapse
Tilek, good afternoon. Training is conducted in English. Therefore, knowledge of the language is essential.
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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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