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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: New York Film Academy 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Areas of Study: Acting/Performace Art, Arts, Communications, Film, Media Studies, Theater/Drama Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel, Independent Housing, Residence Hall Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
New York Film AcademyT: (212) 674-4300


New York Film Academy                                                                                                                                                                                    About NYFA Study Abroad 
Filmmaking with NYFA Beijing
NYFA LINKS: Please feel free to also view NYFA's short Study Abroad Video
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NYFA’s study abroad courses are open to students in all disciplines. Whether they are already budding filmmakers or actors, whether they want to learn how films are made, or what it takes to create a performance, students benefit from taking part in NYFA’s hands-on and intensive training programs. We welcome study abroad students who want to capitalize on the opportunity to integrate filmmaking, acting, and other visual arts disciplines with an international cultural experience. In addition to acting and filmmaking students, NYFA’s study abroad programs draw U.S. students from all relevant disciplines who are seeking the benefits of a hands-on and intensive arts education.

While English is the language of instruction at all NYFA locations, we welcome students from all over the world and have been since our inception. The multiplicity of global students means that U.S. students will not be studying in an American “bubble” as in many programs. The NYFA milieu environment offers a true international experience thanks to the richness of the convergence of so many varied cultures. U.S. students will interact with locals to organize their productions, and will work with many students who have English as second language. 

NYFA Beijing offers hands-on and intensive short-term summer programs for Filmmaking and Acting for Film. These programs are taught by industry professionals. Please visit NYFA Beijing's homepage here for more information regarding program dates.
NYFA Beijing
The New York Film Academy Beijing’s facilities are nestled in the heart of the Haidian district of Beijing and is accessible to some of China’s most famous monuments. Filmmaking students will be able to utilize the bustling city of Beijing to become immersed in Chinese culture while creating their films and stories using Beijing’s blend of ancient history and modern futuristic landscape as a backdrop. While most study abroad programs have students in a typical classroom setting, for NYFA programs, students are encouraged to use the city as their classroom. 

From the very first day of class, the focus of the workshop is to learn through making films. Each student writes, produces, directs, and edits his or her own films, and rotates among crew positions when his or her classmates shoot. No significant prior experience or knowledge is assumed.
The program brings everyone to the same level very quickly, beginning with the fundamentals, while also filling in the inevitable gaps in the understanding of those with some prior experience.

Students in the filmmaking workshop will be shot on high definition digital video cameras. All students will edit using digital editing software. 

No matter how beautiful the cinematography or impressive the special effects in a film, audiences are drawn in by the struggles of the characters on screen. On set, dozens of crewmembers whirl about, twelve-kilowatt lights bore into the eyes, focus tape is pulled to the actor's cheek, and the actor is still expected to give a believable and moving performance.

This workshop allows students to participate in a short training workshop that demands full immersion into learning the craft of acting. It also provides students with a thorough foundation in acting skills, with a specific focus on acting for film. Many students find the one-month length fits conveniently into their yearly schedules. It is a full-time program. Students must be prepared to make a serious commitment to its completion. 


NYFA Study Abroad
Students that meet the application requirements will have the option to receive a regionally accredited transcript, offering transferability of credits after successfully completing their NYFA program.

Credits are awarded in the following scale:

1-Week Workshops Carry 1 Credit
3-Week Workshops Carry 2 Credits
4-Week Workshops Carry 3 Credits
6-Week Workshops Carry 4 Credits
8-Week Workshops Carry 6 Credits
12-Week Semester Program Credits Vary by Subject & Location

New York Film Academy is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

NYFA’s accreditation listings can be found on the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) website at:

*Please note: The New York Film Academy makes no representation that credits awarded by 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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This program is currently not accepting applications.