The New York Film Academy is an international film and acting school that is located at the former Tammany Hall Building in Union Square, New York. The school has other locations in places such as Russia, Dubai, Los Angeles and Italy.
The school was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock who was a former film and TV producer. It was founded on the premise that learning by doing combined with best industry practices is more productive and meaningful than years of theoretical study for filmmakers and actors. This educational model allows students to achieve more in less time when compared to all the other film or acting schools in the world. Open enrollment is done at the school so prospective students can apply at any time.
The New York Film Academy offers One-year programs in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Cinematography, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Photography and Game Design; as well as an Accelerated Three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in Filmmaking, Acting, 3D Animation and Game Design.
The school also facilitates a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, Documentary, Game Design and Digital Photography, and two-year Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Producing, Screenwriting and Game Design at the Los Angeles campus.