Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film - NYFA
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USA / New York
Other locations: Los Angeles
Program Description
Program Courses
The New York Film Academy (NYFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting for Film is an eight semester conservatory-based, full-time study program. The curriculum is designed to immerse gifted and energetic prospective Acting in all aspects of the discipline. The New York Film Academy Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film provides a creative setting with which to challenge, inspire, and perfect the talents of its student body. Students follow an intensive curriculum and achieve multiple learning goals.

Our prescribed eight semester acting curriculum serves to address the following core competencies:
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

PERFORMANCE
Demonstrate the ability to create a fully articulated, believable performance in scenes exhibiting emotional depth, appropriate for actors' physical type and age range in both stage and screen.

LITERATURE
Provide critical analysis of the global standard of literature for film and theater, demonstrating an advanced understanding of the vocabulary, history and writing trends within the industry.

PRODUCTION
Demonstrate an understanding of, and basic competency in the technical film/video production skills and standards relevant to today's film and television industry.

KINESTHETIC EXPRESSION
Demonstrate technical mastery in the selection and execution of movement, gesture and vocal elements which reveal the subtext and intention of a character.

BUSINESS
Demonstrate critical analysis by researching the industry for their own marketing niche and create a personalized business plan to meet their vocational objectives.

SYNTHESIS
Evaluate the core training skills practiced and synthesize these into the formation of a unique artistic product (vision) allowing for continued growth within the industry.

Overall, the first six semesters concentrate on developing the tools required to create a believable character through narrative in a given environment under imaginary circumstances. The final two semesters concentrate on refining these tools for use in film/video projects and to prepare students for their pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry.

Courses taught in the area of Foundation Studies focus on communications, analysis and deductive reasoning. Students practice critical thinking, scholarly research, writing and reading. These courses build a foundation for more specialized subjects requiring advanced written and oral communication skills in later semesters. The skills mastered will also prepare students for the advanced course work of constructing an authentic voice in their production projects. Coursework in Physical and Mental Wellness provides focus on the theory and the practice of lifelong wellness in a stressful industry.


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