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New York Film Academy Gold Coast, Australia


Gold Coast is Australia’s prime destination for education and film production. As a New York Film Academy Australia student, you will study at our state-of-the-art Southport Campus, attend exclusive production workshops on the backlot of the Village Roadshow Studios, film on Hot Sets at Warner Bros. Movie World, right in the epicenter of the Australian film industry, all the while enjoying an active and fulfilling lifestyle!

Why Choose Gold Coast to Study Film

Gold Coast is Australia’s Hollywood
The film industry is booming on the Gold Coast. With diverse and accessible environment and strategic film attraction initiatives by federal, state and local governments, Hollywood blockbusters and international film productions are flooding in. A total of $1.8 billion has been injected to the screen industry in Queensland and on the Gold Coast. With these productions come job opportunities and global connection.

Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite classroom
Gold Coast is a safe, warm and welcoming student city with a diverse and vibrant student community and extensive support. Join the rapidly growing student community of over 32,000 international students from more than 130 countries studying on the Gold Coast, each with extraordinary stories to tell. It’s your turn to tell your story!

Gold Coast has diverse, unbeatable environment
Golden beaches, tropical rainforests, rugged country and a modern city skyline are just some of the backdrops that keep the biggest filmmakers in the world coming back to the Gold Coast. With an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, this region is commonly known as "beautiful one day, perfect the next," and as a surfer's paradise.

Gold Coast is home to the world-class Village Roadshow Studios
  • Village Roadshow Studios is the largest studio lot in the Southern Hemisphere attracted $3.5 billion worth of film productions including “Aquaman,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “San Andreas,” “Unbroken,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “The Shallows,” and “Kong: Skull Island”.
  • New York Film Academy Australia is the only Australian film school to have exclusive facilities on the backlot of a working film studio. All NYFA Australia students study on the backlot of Village Roadshow Studios in NYFA Australia’s very own production workshop studios.

Gold Coast is home to Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World, Australia’s top theme park brings Hollywood magic to the Gold Coast. Students and families from across Australia and the globe visit Movie World for a fun-filled movie-themed holiday. As a NYFA Australia student, you will get to sharpen your filmmaking and acting skills through the interactive Hot Set, using the real façades of Movie World and learn to work with the general public working as extras.

Gold Coast is accessible and easy to get around
With access to two international airports, Gold Coast is easily accessible from everywhere around the world. With extensive public transport network and brand-new tram lines, you can explore the diverse landscapes of the Gold Coast. Don’t forget – NYFA Australia students get 50% concession discount on public transport!

Gold Coast is Australia’s most affordable student city
Living cost on the Gold Coast is on average 40% cheaper than Sydney or Melbourne (QS ranking). There are many free activities and places you can visit to maximise your life on the Gold Coast. So you can focus on your storytelling without worrying about how you are going to pay the rent next week!

The World is looking at the Gold Coast
Following the success of Commonwealth Games in 2018, Gold Coast continues to attract global and national events. Australia’s premier screen industry event Screen Forever and the celebration of Australian television the TV Week Logie Awards (the Logies) are coming to the Gold Coast! (Major Events)

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