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New York Film Academy in Gold Coast, Australia

A street view of the New York Film Academy Australia's Gold Coast campus shows a yellow and blue link train passing the blue and red buildings of the campus.

New York Film Academy Gold Coast, Australia


NYFA Gold Coast is proud of our 2000sqm, two-level, state-of-the-art facility co-located at Southport. A jewel of Queensland, Southport is the leading Educational and Creative Arts precinct of the Gold Coast. Due to its proximity to the light rail transport and other student service amenities (libraries, shopping centers, immigration services, cafes and restaurants), this is an ideal and convenient space for our students.

The new facility is located directly across from the Gold Coast Broadwater with a popular waterfront promenade, large estuary and attractive parklands. Perfect for filming. Students also have the opportunity to do production work in the backlot of the internationally renowned Village Roadshow Studios. Adjacent to the Warner Bros. Movie World Theme Park, the Studios offer truly world-class film production facilities. In a vibrant and inspiring location, NYFA Gold Coast students are provided unique hands-on programs that are enhanced by the thriving film industry environment surrounding the School.

NYFA Australia have their own production sets on the world-famous Village Roadshow Studios

Village Roadshow Studios have been the location for many Hollywood films including San Andreas, Unbroken, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Shallows, Kong: Skull Island, and Thor: Ragnarok, among many others. All NYFA Australia students study on the backlot, experiencing a working international film studio.

Village Roadshow Studios backlot access for New York Film Academy Australia


“Queensland is recognised as a production paradise and film-friendly state, and we are known internationally for our diverse and unrivalled natural locations, strong financial incentives, world-class facilities and award-winning talent and crew." - Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, 2018

The Gold Coast boasts a stunningly diverse landscape, offering some of the best locations in the world for making and studying film. 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.

Famous for its 50-mile coastline of glorious, sandy white beaches, the Gold Coast is also home to about 250,000 acres of world-heritage listed rainforest, filled with exotic animals and plant life.

New York Film Academy Australia Gold Coast Campus in Southport

Some of the largest roller coasters in the southern hemisphere can be found at many of Gold Coast’s exciting theme parks: Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild and Dreamworld. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are very popular with visitors.

The film-friendly Gold Coast is truly an essential study destination for students to immerse themselves in Australia’s world-class production industry, gorgeous natural landscapes, unique culture, and relaxed lifestyle.

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a short drive north, and offers easy access to a variety of natural and artistic attractions and scenery, including Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. The city will soon be home to a brand new $12 million film and television studio, a new venture in Queensland’s continued commitment to a growing entertainment industry. Nearby, beautiful Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, and Byron Bay are great for weekend getaways.


All programs are run Monday through Friday; however, film projects and production workshops take place on the weekends. In addition, some classes may be held on Saturdays.

The schedules are rigorous, however, students will have the opportunity to explore the nearly infinite cultural offerings around town. The evening workshops meet three evenings a week from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Similar to the full-time course, films are shot on the weekends and some classes may be held on Saturdays.

Southport Central Campus | NYFA Australia


All NYFA programs have an open enrollment. No previous experience is required. Students who enroll should be prepared to live and breathe their work during the course of their studies. Given the nature of filmmaking and the necessity of working in crews, students must be willing to devote themselves not only to their own projects, but to their classmates' projects as well.

As space is limited, we recommend early application to guarantee a place in the program of your choice.


Below, please find email addresses to contact our Recruitment and International Departments.

General Enquiries:

International Advisor
Visa Information for International Students:
Harry Chaudhary:

The New York Film Academy


For more information about our programs in Gold Coast, Australia, please contact us:

Phone: +61 7 5555 1300
International Phone: +61 7 5555 1300

Main Campus Address:
Southport Central Towers, Central 2E, 5 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215    

Production Workshop Studios Address:
Village Roadshow Studios, Entertainment Road, Oxenford, Gold Coast, QLD Australia 4210    

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Students that meet the application requirements have the opportunity to receive U.S. regionally accredited transcripts.*

New York Film Academy is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and all NYFA Study Abroad locations and programs are regionally accredited by NYFA’s WASC status. The regionally-accredited transcripts for students that successfully complete NYFA Study Abroad programs are issued from NYFA’s Los Angeles Campus Registrar.

For more information on studying abroad for transferable credit and to see a full list of eligible international locations and programs, click here.

For those interested in study abroad for credit, please email us at

*Please note: Transcripts are provided by the New York Film Academy (NYFA). The New York Film Academy Australia (NYFA Australia) makes no representation that credits awarded by NYFA Australia or NYFA will be accepted or applied toward the completion of any degree or certificate by any other postsecondary institution. The acceptance of transfer credits is always governed by the receiving school.

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Gold Coast: Main Campus - Southport Central Towers, Central 2E, 5 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215 | Tel. +61 7 5555 1300
Village Roadshow Studios, Entertainment Road, Oxenford, Gold Coast, QLD Australia 4210

For Australian locations: All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy Australia and are not affiliated with Village Roadshow Studios or Warner Bros Movie World.
For U.S. locations: All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Universal Studios or Harvard University.

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