This program offers students the opportunity to learn new skills, through our hands-on, industry specific, short workshops. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of attendance.
The 8-Week Acting for Film Workshop is an intensive immersion workshop that takes students from the basic principles of
the acting craft through a broad working understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of the medium.
The basis of this and all other NYFA programs is learning by doing. Students will hit the ground running and find
themselves working in front of a camera from day one in our intensive, hands-on workshop. Acting for film and scene
study are the two principal areas of concentration in this intensive program. These areas coincide in the creation of
short, filmed scenes in which students act. These edited scenes are the main projects of the workshop. Supplementary
skills such as monologues, voice, movement, and improvisation are explored in support classes. Sessions in audition
technique and the business of acting examine cold reading techniques and the industry as a whole. Finally, while on set,
students will collaborate with directors, cinematographers, and production crews, learning the language of film, how
films are made, and the effects that these roles have on the choices an actor makes.
The program is constructed to deliver a great deal of content in a short time, and is an exceptional opportunity for a
total immersion experience. Students who wish to continue their studies have the opportunity to apply credit towards and
transfer to a longer program at any point.
No significant prior experience or knowledge is assumed. The acting program brings everyone to the same level very
quickly, beginning with the fundamentals while also filling the inevitable gaps in the understanding of those with some