Program Details

The Filmmaking or Acting for Film summer program allows students the opportunity to gain hands-on, industry specific experience on the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Florence campus.
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

What's great about this city? Florence is an artists' haven. This small city has preserved the essence of the Renaissance and gives the impression of living in an outdoor museum. This city stands out as a cultural, historical, and academic hot spot in Italy.

Perfect for... First-time travelers, art lovers and people who prefer a smaller city that's easy to navigate. With a population of roughly 380,000 people, Florence maintains a small-town feel allowing you to walk to any major area or monument within thirty minutes.

Students will have the opportunity to find out what life in Florence is really like while taking in some of the world's greatest art - close to 25% of the worlds greatest masterpieces are behind the walls of the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia and the Bargello museums.

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) was established in 1992 with the vision of teaching film in a "learning by doing" mindset. Founder and veteran producer, Jerry Sherlock, integrated this philosophy into each aspect of the Academy's curriculum, blending traditional film school education with hands-on experiences including writing, producing and editing of original films. NYFA has been successfully providing unique summer study programs in Florence for 16 years, and has welcomed more than 1,000 students from nearly 35 countries. Whether they are already budding filmmakers or actors, wanting to learn how films are made, or learn what it takes to create a performance, students benefit from taking part in NYFA's hands-on and intensive training programs. NYFA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is located in a newly renovated Renaissance-era building overlooking the Piazza San Lorenzo, in the heart of the historic center of Florence. This facility is across from the Basilica di San Lorenzo, one of the most famous churches in Florence, which houses the Medici Chapels. It is also steps away from the famous Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio, the Galleria, which houses Michelangelo's David, and is one block away from the celebrated Mercato Centrale.

A few minutes' walk along the Arno River and right around the corner from the Ponte Vecchio, students can easily go from campus to the ISA Office for support with academics, housing, travel, or any other aspect of the program. Students can come here to meet with their peers, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming cultural events, use the internet, or mingle with the resident staff.

Program Price Includes:
• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Subscription to the New York Times
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• Tutoring
• The Professional Development Toolbox

Setting Description:
The ISA office is located in Palazzo Acciaiuoli, just around the corner from the famous Ponte Vecchio and within walking distance to many major monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, and markets, and a short ten minute walk from the main FUA building near Piazza Santa Croce. The ISA resident staff is available to you at all times and offers support with academics, housing, travel or any other part of your program. The office also serves as a place where you can gather to meet peers, receive tutoring, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming events or use the internet. Students will also have full access to all of the resources available at the university.
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