Designed equally for beginning actors as well as those with experience, the Academy’s acting school provides actors with intensive training in screen actingmodern on-camera acting techniques, and supporting acting classes, which contribute to the creation of a filmed performance and have helped NYFA become widely recognized as one of the top acting schools. 

Unlike other acting colleges, the emphasis at the New York Film Academy is on providing practical experience and hands-on education to our students so that not only do they develop their craft as actors, but excel at acting in front of the camera. Our Acting for Film instructors are all professional, working actors, writers, directors, and producers—veterans of Hollywood, independent film, and television—who give each student the personal focus and teach the rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and television.

It is the Academy’s hands-on approach and the attention to the application of acting skills to performing in front of the camera that make the Academy one of the best acting schools in the country. 


When enrolling in an acting program at the New York Film Academy’s acting school, students can expect to take the following courses depending on the curriculum of the workshop or program in which they enrolled.

Movement Scene Study I Acting for Film and Television
Voice Acting for Film I Introductory Audition Technique
Monologues Improvisation Performance Analysis: American Cinema
Open Casting Audition Technique First Semester Performance
Film Craft Voice and Movement Acting for Film Production Workshop
Meisner Acting Technique Business of Acting and Audition
Speech Acting for Film II Stage to Screen
Shakespeare Combat for Film Advanced Scene Study: Stage to Screen
Scene Study II Acting for Television Advanced Acting Technique: Method, Improvisation
Text Analysis Episodic Styles Advanced Combat for Film
Mask and Clown Advanced Movement Advanced Speech: Accent and Dialect
Ballroom Dance Physical Theatre Advanced Audition Technique and Business Skills


The acting school at the New York Film Academy’s NYC campus offers students opportunities throughout the year to enroll in the acting program of their choice. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates, please click here.


Students enrolled at the New York Film Academy’s acting school in NYC can apply their coursework toward credit in one of the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles or South Beach campus degree programs, including:


Students interested in attending a short-term acting workshop at the New York Film Academy are encouraged to learn more about the following options.


Designed for students wishing to make a long-term commitment to their acting program, students at the New York Film Academy’s acting school can choose from the following acting programs.