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Online Workshops offered at New York Film Academy Australia

Online Workshops

NYFA Australia's online workshops are designed to teach the fundamentals of film related disciplines, offering aspiring students the opportunity to gain expertise in their chosen field from anywhere in the world.

The workshops are active creative learning experiences where students will participate in every class, interact with teachers and classmates, and create original work. As with our on-campus programs, classes are kept small to allow for optimal teacher-student interaction, critique, and discussion of creative work.

Each workshop includes live interactive instruction, group meetings, and additional one-on-one consultations with the instructor. For each one hour of interactive in-class instruction, you will engage in one hour of studio work outside of class to complete projects and exercises.

Online workshops being offered include:

Online Workshop Dates & Schedules

4-Week Online Workshops are currently being offered for these dates:
  • August 2, 2021 - August 26, 2021
All programs are four weeks long and meet daily, Monday through Thursday.
  • 48 hours total, 2 classes per day
  • 2 classes per day. All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time ‎(AEST):
    • Class One: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    • Break: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Class Two: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: AUD $1,500 per course

Program Requirements

  • Personal computer or laptop
  • Zoom software (free)
  • Access to internet
  • You may require specific software for the workshop. See workshop descriptions for details


This workshop focuses on how a filmmaker writes, preps for and directs a short film while focusing on the fact that good storytelling is never about the technology but rather the story and the acting.

Through a series of online lectures and guided exercises this workshop will cover the tools available to help implement the Director’s vision in the unique narrative structure of the short film they write. Examined in depth this course covers including but is not limited to the necessary elements that make a good scene/story, how a director breaks down the written word into visual shots and creates point of view, getting good performances from the actors and designing a visual strategy for their story.

Students participate in a series of lectures, discussions, and in-class screenings to further hone their understanding of the art and craft of directing. This class has a special focus on pre-production and the elements of visual storytelling. A coherent visual approach to each proposed film should be arrived at by course end.

In addition to the short video exercises produced throughout the first three weeks of the program the student also compiles and submits a Visual Director’s Book that must contain: shooting script, script breakdown, floor plans, shot list, lined script, director's notes and visual references.

Weekly Breakdown/Focus
  • Week 1: Visual Literacy/Understanding the Language of Cinema
    • Practicum: Mise-en-scene Exercise
  • Week 2: Elements of Story & Continuity
    • Practicum: Continuity Exercise
  • Week 3: Building Character & Creating POV
    • Practicum: POV Exercise
  • Week 4: Putting it all together
    • Practicum: Visual Director’s Prepro Book
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This online intensive Acting program will help develop the skills you need to compete in the business of acting. Students will learn how to choose and workshop monologues, explore how to produce their own original material, discover how to break down and prepare a script, watch and discuss great performances from some of the best talent in the industry, and prepare for the business by learning how to self-tape and submit for auditions. This unique experience is a wonderful way to study at New York Film Academy with people from all over the world, with the convenience of an online platform.

Classes: Text in Action, Monologues, Voice and Speech, Audition Technique, New Media, Performance Analysis
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4-Week Online Acting Course – Intermediate*

*Prerequisite: Previous NYFA Acting program or IMDB / Industry Acting Credits.

This Online Acting intensive program is designed to refine and strengthen the technique of actors with previous training or experience with theatrical or on-camera performance. With a strong emphasis on script analysis, vocal training, and scene and character improvisation, students will evolve their own self-awareness as actors, take a deeper dive into the craft, and learn new, advanced methods for tackling a role. The online learning platform allows a unique experience to study with people from all over the world, while still creating a collaborative environment for critique and discussion.

Classes: Script Analysis, Voice and Dialects, Improvisation, Acting Fundamentals
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This Online Screenwriting Workshop will provide students with a hands-on experience on what it means to be a screenwriter in the film industry. Students will learn the basic building blocks of story - structure, character, dialog, and industry-standard formatting. They will use these tools to develop an original idea for a feature film into a detailed outline. The program focuses primarily on the basic tools all writers need to develop their stories. It provides a fundamental knowhow relevant to anyone who wants to write cinematically for the screen.

Students will complete the program with a Short Treatment and Detailed Beat Sheet for a Feature Screenplay, ready to go to pages. Students will have written script pages (practice scenes) for the Elements of Screenwriting portion of the program.

Sessions: One class subject each day, divided into two 1.5 hour sessions with a break in between.
Classes: Elements of Screenwriting, Feature Screenwriting Workshop
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Tuition: $1,500

This Online Producing workshop gives students a comprehensive overview of the entire producing process. Courses include: Producer's Craft (explores every aspect of Creative Producing), Line Producing (students learn the elements of production management, including budgeting and scheduling), Pitching (an essential producing skill), Film Festival Strategies, as well as an introduction to the various crafts of filmmaking including: Screenwriting, Directing, Camera/Lighting, Sound and Editing. Graduates of the program will gain practical and pragmatic skills, tools, and knowledge, enabling them to develop and hone necessary skills for a career in the film and television industry.

Classes: Producer’s Craft, Line Producing, Pitching, Story and Screenwriting, Film Festival Strategies, Case Studies, Intro to Editing, Intro to Camera/Lighting, Intro to Sound, Directing for Producers.
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