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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: New York Film Academy 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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 Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
New York Film Academy

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 New York Film Academy                                                                                     NYFA Paris                                                            About NYFA Study Abroad                   

On Set with NYFA Paris
NYFA LINKS: Please feel free to also view NYFA's short Study Abroad Video or our NYFA Paris 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 Paris offers hands-on and intensive short-term programs for Filmmaking & Acting for Film. These programs are taught by industry professionals. Please visit NYFA Paris' homepage here for more information regarding program dates.
NYFA Paris
The New York Film Academy Paris holds its study abroad programs at the National Film School of France (La Fémis), one of world’s most elite film institutes. La Fémis is located in the historic Pathé Studios in the 18th arrondissement. The NYFA summer programs at Le Fémis are held in spacious classrooms, meeting spaces, shooting space, state of the art screening rooms, and, very importantly, a lovely student lounge with an excellent café au lait machine! 

La Fémis is in Montmartre, which has always been the neighborhood of choice for young artists and actors. It is within walking distance of Sacré Coeur, the glorious cathedral with a hilltop view of all Paris. There are many superior fruit markets, bakeries, and brasseries and restaurants abound in the neighborhood. The other great neighborhoods, museums, and sites of Paris are easily accessible from Montmartre.

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.
In the One-Week workshop, each student will make one film project. In a Three-Week Filmmaking Workshop, each student will produce two film projects of increasing difficulty, culminating in a film of up to three minutes. In the Four-Week Filmmaking Workshop, each student will produce three film projects of increasing difficulty, culminating in a film of up to four minutes. Six-Week Filmmaking Workshop students will produce four films of increasing difficulty. The final film will be up to six minutes. 

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

The Acting for Film workshops provides students with a foundation of in acting skills with a specific focus on acting for film. Classes emphasize the basic elements of the craft of acting using the techniques of Stanislavski, scene study, and monologue work as starting points. In conjunction with these classes, students participate in courses aimed specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set. Participants audition for the filmmaking student film projects.
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.


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.