OVERVIEWFor teenagers who have dreams of appearing on screen — be it in movies, television, or online — NYFA’s Summer Acting Camps on the Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia aim to help aspiring actors prepare for the many demands and challenges of acting on film.
Based on the philosophy of learning by doing, the New York Film Academy has over twenty years of experience shaping generations of actors to help them realize their acting goals. Through classes, workshops, and exercises that provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acting, the camp helps students make the transition from acting on stage to acting in front of a camera. After all, acting for film presents a whole new set of demands for the actor in that she or he must retain poise and deliver a believable performance, all the while contending with the distractions of crew members, direct lighting, and much more.
Thus, students at NYFA’s acting camp get constant experience acting in front of the camera and shooting with a crew through instructor-supervised workshops and independent student films. Acting camp students actively collaborate with digital film camp students through acting in students’ original films, giving students crucial experience in forming artistic bonds with their peers.
These programs 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.
Camp ProgramsOffered at the Academy’s Sydney and Gold Coast locations, students can choose to practice acting for film in one of the following camps.
- One-Week Acting for Film Camp: Designed to immerse students in the fundamentals of acting, the One-Week Acting Camp is an intensive program in which students focus on developing essential acting skills through a series of classes, workshops, and on-camera experience. In the course of a week, students gain hands-on exposure to the different elements of acting for film and acquire a rich foundation that is unlike any other acting camp.
- Three-Week Acting for Film Camp: Students looking to make a longer commitment to their acting studies gain extensive experience over the course of the Academy’s Three-Week Acting for Film Camp. During their time in either Sydney or the Gold Coast, students dive headfirst into the practice of acting for film and perform in several short films directed by their peers in film camp, preparing them to pursue their acting goals well after the camp has finished.