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New York Film Academy is not a traditional college or university. It has an intense and hands-on program that teaches us almost everything we need to achieve our goals in the future career. Students there learn more technologic knowledge than theoretical.
I attended the NYFA summer camp. I am a senior searching for my next step and the classes offered to me were the clear indicator that I am choosing the right major for my studies. Classes were fun and beneficial to my craft. I enjoyed my time there and have learned a lot. i look forward to applying and continuing my education at this institution. I would recommend any student who is exploring this field to try a course, workshop or class there and see what it has to offer. you ill not be disappointed.
Location on studio lot is invaluable, more hands on access to production equipment than other top film schools, instructors are working professionals outside of school granting current industry insights.
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Please note that I go to the south beach location. I love my teacher but the building that has our campus sucks. there are not helpful to us. We also have to wait months to get any programs fixed. Once again I love my teachers
So far they are amazing and nice people. I haven’t started the school yet. But I’ve called them a million time to help me with financial aide and questions. They are very nice and I can’t wait to start this September
It is a great institute to imbibe skills in the kids. The only thing it lacks in is recruiting kids from rest of the world. No can is born talented, the institutions are to teach students. So instead if checking their intelligence, check their potential and talent and ensure giving them a chance. Also not everyone is financially strong so provide them with scholarships based in their potential and will to achieve.
The instructors, dean of my department, and financial aid offices are very helpful. The school offers an exceptional hands on learning experience with professionals in the field of study for which they teach. However, upon entry into the Riverside building it has been made clear that the receptionist are not always on the same page, nor are they update to date on policies and procedures. And should you need to book a room be prepared for a long and tedious process . Be aware that there is no housing on campus but that staff will assist you with finding housing to the best of their abilities.
it's an excellent especially if you want to go into filmmaking, a lot of students will get hands on training and experience to be in the movie industry.
the school has many great program and they really help you with getting in careers for filming, acting and gamedesign
it was a good experience the school provides unique tools such as cameras editing programs. i would not want to change anything about this school
Another part of their big marketing scheme is their access to the universal backlot. They hold various practicums on different sets there. This all sounds fun and exciting at first, but proves to be one of the biggest dupes of all. The backlot is seriously a slap in the face. It's almost hilarious really.

You arrive there and are a little bug eyed in awe at the set pieces, especially when you recognize some of them from a film you saw. Soon though, it starts to feel like hollywood blvd. They don't just take your class only back there, they take dozens of classes back there. It is no doubt very expensive to rent, so they take advantage of the space and time. There are so many people on the bare bones of set pieces that any idea or film you put together on this dream lot is an instant disaster. With bodies scrambling everywhere to get the best spot, your doughy brained classmates and NYFA issued acting students are the least of your worries. You have nothing but an empty space to film in. It's just walls and windows. The only life you have in your background are other students making their film.

A NYFA T-shirt is probably worth more than a degree from New York Film Academy. Put them both inside their complimentary faux leather bag and hang it over a power line.
Another part of their big marketing scheme is their access to the universal backlot. They hold various practicums on different sets there. This all sounds fun and exciting at first, but proves to be one of the biggest dupes of all. The backlot is seriously a slap in the face. It's almost hilarious really.

You arrive there and are a little bug eyed in awe at the set pieces, especially when you recognize some of them from a film you saw. Soon though, it starts to feel like hollywood blvd. They don't just take your class only back there, they take dozens of classes back there. It is no doubt very expensive to rent, so they take advantage of the space and time. There are so many people on the bare bones of set pieces that any idea or film you put together on this dream lot is an instant disaster. With bodies scrambling everywhere to get the best spot, your doughy brained classmates and NYFA issued acting students are the least of your worries. You have nothing but an empty space to film in. It's just walls and windows. The only life you have in your background are other students making their film.

A NYFA T-shirt is probably worth more than a degree from New York Film Academy. Put them both inside their complimentary faux leather bag and hang it over a power line.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Its such a great school where people understand one, and help them for the future.
My overall experience with this school were incredibly awesome.
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We've had only one job fait since I joined and I found it extremely useful.
As I am still student I cannot evaluate the degree evaluation but from what I heard and what I investigated prior to my decision to go to this school I can tell the degree is high evaluable and could excel you in finding your future career.
Each semester you are to take variety of classes which for each one there is a purpose beside to just take classes. A higher reason and purpose which is to educate all the students in the best way. Some classes are lecture oriented and others are workshop. The best and the most productive workshops I could found.
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