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Filmmaking or Acting for Film -New York Film Academy Florence

The Filmmaking or Acting for Film semester program allows students the opportunity to gain hands-on, industry specific experience on the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Florence campus.

Academic Details:

  • You will choose one of two tracks: Filmmaking or Acting for Film
  • Previous experience is not required for either track
  • Courses are taught in English
  • Courses will be taught by local and international faculty
  • Classmates are primarily European, Italian and international students
  • Students should be prepared to fully dedicate their time to their studies
NYFA Florence's Filmmaking courses provide students with a thorough introduction to the foundations of film craft. Students will be introduced to the traditional concepts of shooting motion picture film and will apply this foundation of knowledge to contemporary practices of shooting with digital technology. Classes and hands-on workshops are held throughout the week and some weekends are reserved for additional classes or shooting. Time will be required outside of class for writing, location scouting, casting, and editing. The fourth week is devoted to shooting and editing the final film, culminating in the final screening.

Acting for Film:
The Acting for Film courses allow students to participate in a short training workshop that demands full immersion into learning the craft of acting. Classes emphasize the basic elements of the craft of acting using Stanislavski's System, scene study, and monologue work as starting points. In conjunction with these classes, students participate in courses aimed specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set.

Upon program completion, students will receive a transcript issued directly from the New York Film Academy. Students requiring a U.S. transcript will have the option to request a supplemental transcript from Endicott College who serves as the School of Record for the New York Film Academy. For more information on this option, please contact ISA.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.50 may be considered for acceptance. They must also submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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