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During NYFA’s Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Filmmaking at NYFA Los Angeles, students develop their voice as storytellers and shape their future in film, television, and entertainment. Following NYFA’s signature approach, students learn-by-doing through a strict regimen of lectures, seminars, and total immersion workshops.

Throughout the program, students build skills in directing, cinematography, editing, writing, and producing, creating a variety of short films and original video content. The AFA in film program at NYFA is an excellent fit for individuals who want to pursue their interests in film, entertainment, and media.



The curriculum for the AFA in Filmmaking at NYFA’s Film School includes:

  • Intensive technical and creative coursework in classes such as Director’s Craft, Screenwriting, Sound Design, Visual Effects, Camera and Lighting, Production Design, and New Media
  • Experienced faculty and staff who actively work in the film industry
  • Ability to borrow to professional-grade video, sound, and light equipment
  • Regular guest lectures from film industry leaders such as Directors, Producers, Actors, Cinematographers, and more
Degree Deatils

NYFA’s Associate of Fine Arts Degree (AFA) program takes place over the course of two years and six-semesters.

Over the course of NYFA’s AFA program, students write, shoot, direct, and edit eleven of their own films. In addition, students hold various creative and technical positions such as cinematographer, gaffer, and/or assistant camera on for more than 40 of their classmates’ films. 

NYFA AFA students study filmmaking at NYFA Los Angeles, the West Coast’s hub for media, entertainment, television, and film. In Burbank, where NYFA Los Angeles is located, AFA students are next to Universal and Warner Brother studios, which often use to shoot and direct their films.

NYFA Los Angeles
3300 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505