2 years
Jan May Sep
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 63,000
Foreign students
USD 63,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This two year accelerated degree program runs on an eight-month calendar, divided into four 16-week semesters. Each of the 16-week semesters requires intensive time demands and a complete commitment on the part of the student. A standard week of study involves additional time required in the evenings and on weekends for classes, rehearsals, and shoots.


  • Explore and learn the principles of acting technique.
  • Learn the vocabulary of filmmaking for actors.
  • Become familiarized with the logistics of performance on a film set.
  • Recognize the differences between film acting and stage performance.
  • Understand how to break down a scene and analyze a character.


  • Rehearse and tape film scenes to be analyzed and critiqued in class.
  • Break down, analyze, and rehearse a selected monologue and perform it in front of a live audience.

*New York Film Academy MFA in Acting for Film program is offered at our Los Angeles Campus.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution recognized by the United States Department of Education or a college or university outside of the U.S. that is recognized as a degree-granting institution by their respective governments.

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher (213 for computer-based test or 79 for internet-based test); IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent.
  • A report from a valid English Language School verifying completion of course level equivalent to a 550 Paper-based TOEFL Score.
  • In the case that the documentation is not available, a New York Film Academy representative will use a phone or in-person interview as an opportunity to determine whether or not the applicant has the necessary English language proficiency.