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New York Film Academy - Hollywood is ...
Private for-profit
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3300 West Riverside Drive
Universal City, CA 91608


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$49,996/ year

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $44,365/ year
  • $30-48k
    $46,329/ year
  • $49-75k
    $51,116/ year
  • $76-110k
    $51,546/ year
  • $110k+
    $51,944/ year


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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses



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New York Film Academy - Hollywood Reviews

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I implore you to reconsider having anything to do with New York Film Academy, whether it be employment or enrollment. Research alumni and the faculty first. See what kind of content is emerging. You do not need an arts degree to make it as a filmmaker!

They have had various students emerge and find success, but they did not acquire their talents and ambitions there. They went in with it, and left with it, but now in debt for thousands of dollars

Know that you're smarter than that place. Go elsewhere. Like a film set or production company. Watch a youtube video. Thousands of people post free content that teach you how to set up a shot, work a camera, produce a film, etc. Or you can pay New York Film Academy to watch the same Youtube videos in class.

VETS! The New York Film Academy loves your GI-Bill. It's a huge sum of money that they can easily consume. New York Film Academy keeps up good relations with the veteran community and will make you feel more than welcome when you tour the school.

They have Vets coordinating with outreach and relations. Remember your recruiter?

Anyhow, after you leave the military and seem a little lost at adapting to real life and have ambitions to be an artist, then look no more, NYFA is here and they'll do everything for you. They know this and milk it dry.

You're smarter than that place. Go elsewhere.
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My MFA in Acting for Film is very complete. I like the fact that they show you from scratch. I'm very busy! The facilities could be better, being so expensive. They need to have internship and job opportunities, I have an F1 and I could work 20 hours a week at school for example, without having problems in homework. That I must say was not a very nice experience because I just went and reported I came in and that was about it, they haven't asked or helped financially, like if they were only interested in me paying. I did say at the beginning I was struggling with that. When I talked to the person in charge, he basically did nothing for me but just hear my situation.
The difference between New York FilmAcademy and Trump University is that New York Film Academy is not called Trump University.

They spend the most money on their marketing and celebrity visits. It's simply a smoke screen to appear as something greater than they are.

You will be surprised at the entry process. You'll be so baffled by the ease of your entry, you'll wonder if you did something wrong. You didn't. They put a lot of money and manpower into admissions to boost numbers so they basically do everything for you apart from signing your name. After that, it snowballs downhill.

You'll get to use equipment you may have never seen or used before which will be great for you, but after awhile the curriculum begins to segue into mostly classroom. These classroom bits tend to just repeat the lesson plan over and over. Not to mention that the faculty they hire are not trained teachers, but film school graduates and struggling artists with a masters degree. Bottom of the barrel.

Truth be told, you'll learn more from working on a real set. You'll also meet better people. The student body you'll have to work with are mostly wealthy, privileged types that haven't worked a day in their life.

Also, most schools do not recognize or honor the credits that come from the New York Film Academy.

When you attend an open house for a campus, you'll have a car salesman escort you around. He'll show you what students are up to, films they're making, photos they're taking, etc. He'll introduce you to various chairs of departments and they'll go over what they do and how they'll supposedly challenge you. They will convince you, because they're good at it. That's what they are good at; selling.

It's a for-Profit school. Nothing more.