New York Film Academy Australia

Introduction

The New York Film Academy was founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as "The Hunt for the Red October". Encouraged by friends of his who wanted to send their children to film school, but found the prices too costly, Sherlock designed a school that was not only affordable but more importantly, was founded on the principle of learning by doing.

Inspired by the idea that to learn how to make movies, one must actually make movies, Sherlock and his colleagues designed a truly unique curriculum. Blending a mixture of traditional film school instruction with a new approach, the Academy emphasizes coursework based around students actually going out and shooting films as part of their coursework. Students write, produce, direct, and edit their own original films while also serving as crewmembers on their fellow classmates’ films to gain extensive on-set experience.

This commitment to learning by doing applies to all of the programs the Academy now offers, with students working with industry standard equipment in world-class facilities. At the Academy, students can choose from a wide range of visual and performing arts programs that includes Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Broadcast Journalism, Cinematography, Digital Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Game Design, Graphic Design, Musical Theatre, Photography, Producing, and Screenwriting.

The New York Film Academy is expanding its curriculum as well as its global presence, with five established campuses and many destination programs worldwide. At NYFA campuses in New York and Gold Coast, Australia, students immerse in long- and short-term conservatory programs and workshops, while the Los Angeles and South Beach, Miami, campuses also offer degrees.

NYFA provides students with the tools and know-how, and they actually apply what they learn in class in the real world, making for an educational experience unlike any other.

This school offers programs in:
  • English (Australia)
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma of Acting

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

"How to get into acting" is a question asked by many aspiring actors in Australia. As such, New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on the craft and business of acting for film. [+]

"How to get into acting" is a question asked by many aspiring actors in Australia. As such, New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on the craft and business of acting for film. Over the course of the two semesters of the program, students learn how to make the transition from acting on stage to acting in front of a camera.After all, when it comes to acting in a film, television show, or web series, actors must contend with numerous distractions and challenges that might be new to them, from having numerous crew members scurry about the set, to collaborating with the director on his/her vision. Actors will learn that cultivating a performance on command is a skill that is not simply intuited. The acting classes offered at the New York Film Academy will give students the tools needed to address these challenges through “learning by doing.”Students in Australia have the option of studying at NYFA Australia Gold Coast campus. NYFA Australia students study under the Academy's world-class faculty composed of professional actors who continue to work throughout the country, and the world, in films and television shows. In addition, students take a wide range of acting classes designed to expose them to every facet of acting for film, while preparing them to achieve their professional goals upon completing the program.In addition to their in-class instruction, students also receive extensive experience performing different roles... [-]


Advanced Diploma of Filmmaking

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaking. [+]

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focusing on filmmaking.Students enrolling in this filmmaking program at NYFA Australia receive a hands-on education that allows them to make a number of original short film projects while learning the principles of visual and dramatic storytelling. The prerequisite program, CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media, students are immersed in the fundamentals through a series of projects and in-class instruction. In the CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, students learn the essentials of filmmaking through the creation of a more polished and professional short film.... [-]


Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

The New York Film Academy Australia’s Screenwriting program provides an environment that brings aspiring screenwriters to a point where they can meet the standards of the industry. New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting. [+]

Behind every film and television show is a talented writer who crafts the stories that are brought to life. Screenwriting is a special skill that not only requires talent, but also a dedication and a deep understanding of the story and dramatic structure.The New York Film Academy Australia’s Screenwriting program provides an environment that brings aspiring screenwriters to a point where they can meet the standards of the industry. New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA60615 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting. Students learn through taking action, writing intensively, completing several projects, and listening to constructive peer and professor evaluations.... [-]


Diploma

Diploma of 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

The New York Film Academy Australia's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program offered at our Gold Coast location gives students the chance to learn how to make animation using industry standard 3D animation software, that you will use to create and animate 3D models and immersive 3D animation. [+]

Have you ever wanted to create your own superhero in an original 3D animated movie, design breath-taking special effects, or make your own animation? The New York Film Academy Australia's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program offered at our Gold Coast location gives students the chance to learn how to make animation using industry standard 3D animation software, that you will use to create and animate 3D models and immersive 3D animation. New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized training program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with chosen coursework focused on 3D animation.In the program, students study in state-of-the-art facilities to learn the essentials of 3D animation and learn how to become an animator, starting from sketches, to creating 3D models, to making their own 3D animated movies. Over the course of two semesters, students acquire the technical and aesthetic know-how required to bring their imagination to life.In addition to working with state-of-the-art equipment and the best animation software, students also get the benefit of studying under NYFA Australia's world-class faculty of accomplished and professional 3D animators and special effects artists who remain active in the industry. Each faculty member boasts a unique amount of professional experience and specialties that will help students develop into well-rounded 3D animators and master the art of how to become an animator.Students interested in this program do not need to have previous experience with 3D animation, though students with a background in studio art and computer programs such as Adobe... [-]


Diploma of Acting for Film

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on acting. Our programs are unlike any other actor training programs in the world: cutting-edge explorations into the art and practice of acting for the screen. [+]

CUA5101 - Diploma Of Screen And Media - Acting For Film: Acting School Overview

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on acting. Our programs are unlike any other actor training programs in the world: cutting-edge explorations into the art and practice of acting for the screen.The acting program runs on a 28-week calendar, divided into two 14-week semesters. Each of the 14-week semesters includes hands-on instruction and requires a complete commitment on the part of the student.A standard week of study involves additional time in the evenings and on weekends, as needed, for classes, rehearsals, and shoots.... [-]


Diploma of Filmmaking

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on filmmaking. [+]

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on filmmaking. The Academy's CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media - Filmmaking program gives students all of the fundamental skills necessary to make their own films. The film school program is divided into two semesters with two-weeks of a break in between. The curriculum integrates intensive study in all the major filmmaking disciplines including cinematography, directing, screenwriting, and editing. During their time at the New York Film Academy Australia, filmmaking students write, shoot, direct, and edit their own unique HD short films and exercises, while also crewing for their classmates. All projects are edited digitally.Students complete this Diploma of Screen and Media program with skills in all the filmmaking crafts; gaining valuable hands-on production experience and an expanded awareness of themselves and the influence of their work. Students' final films are celebrated in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, family, and invited guests.... [-]


Diploma of Screenwriting

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 Australia Southport

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting. [+]

New York Film Academy Australia delivers the nationally recognized program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on screenwriting.New York Film Academy Australia recognizes the critical role writers play in the creation of every film and television show. Yet, writing talent alone is not enough to create successful work in these mediums. Screenwriting is a learned craft, and a writer must write every day to train for the demands of this field and to truly understand the elements that make a screenplay or teleplay functional, as well as engaging.In addition to learning the conventions of the writing craft, students are given the support and structure to write and meet deadlines. Students write intensively throughout the course and complete several projects with the assistance of constructive critique from instructors, as well as peers.... [-]


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