Film Production and Acting
Looking to refine your film production or acting skills? Or maybe you’re branching out to try something new. Either way, Film Production and Acting students live and breathe cinema in the hands-on environment at the New York Film Academy in Florence. By the time the term is over, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to take on any film or acting project that comes your way.
Curriculum & Syllabi
You take one front-loaded Italian language course and all the required courses for your academic track to meet the total 15 to 16 recommended credits.
You are placed into one of these 3-credit courses, according to a placement test or previous coursework you have completed. These classes are front-loaded and taper off as the semester continues.
If you choose this track, you take these courses for a total of 16 credits:
- FILM 100 Director’s Craft (3 credits)
- FILM 110 Camera & Lighting (2 credits)
- FILM 120 Digital Editing (2 credits)
- FILM 130 Production Workshop (3 credits)
- FILM 140 Acting for Directors (1 credit)
- FILM 150 Screenwriting (2 credits)
Acting for Film
If you choose this track, you take these courses for a total of 15 credits:
Choose Your Track
Create a Portfolio of Experience
By the end of the program you’ll have a portfolio composed of the unique projects you’ve worked on. So whether you’re looking to have material to showcase for the first time, or new additions to enhance your current body of work, you go home with proof of all you learned.
Italian Language, Too
You take three weeks of intensive Italian language at the beginning of the semester. CET-taught classes provide you with the basics as you book locations, find local actors, and navigate the city with ease. And no need to worry—before you have to do it on your own, your classes will have you practicing in real-life settings such as a market, coffee shop, or stores around the city.
Living in the historical city center, apartments might be different from what you’re used to the US—buildings are simple, older, and vary in shape and layout. But the location can’t be beat… everything you need is within walking distance and your commute to class is beautiful. You can also opt to live in a homestay and live like a true Florentine. You’ll be in the downtown area, but away from the tourist-heavy centro storico. You’ll have your own bedroom and share common spaces (and best of all, mealtimes) with your family.
Eating in Florence
Have your fill of some of the most famous cuisine in the world. You’ll love the pastas, the sauces, the hors-d’oeuvres. On a budget? Try ribollita soup, made with bread, kale, cannellini beans, and vegetables. Feeling adventurous? Grab a tripe sandwich topped with salsa verde from a street vendor…a Florentine classic. And don’t forget the gelato after dinner.
There’s so much to see and do in Florence, from climbing the Duomo for breathtaking panoramic views to chatting with locals over a cappuccino at your favorite café. Stroll through the cobblestone streets. Go to the Uffizi Gallery and see how the greats used lighting for dramatic effect. Your aesthetic sensibility is bound to grow in a city practically dripping in art and culture, and you’ll be able to carry that over into your work at NYFA.
Activities & Excursions
Travel to Rome & Tivoli
Let us check must-see Rome off of your travel checklist! You’ll take a four-day trip with us to Rome and Tivoli, a summer retreat for ancient Romans. In Rome, tour the Vatican, see the Sistine Chapel, explore the Roman Forum. In Tivoli, take a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Villa and explore the charming town center. We handle the logistics, and we make sure there’s plenty of free time built in…for exploring, tasting, or simply finding a quiet corner to sit and enjoy the beauty.
Director of Italy Programs
Assistant Program Director
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
Student Life and Services Coordinator
Housing and Academic Coordinator
Spring/Fall 2020: $21,990
All of your classes and program-related learning are included with your tuition.
We’ll take you on a four-day excursion to Rome & Tivoli. We take care of the transportation, hotel, entrance fees to must-see sites, and some meals.
We arrange for you to live in an apartment, right in the historic city center. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.
If you opt for a homestay, there is an additional fee to help cover the costs of an extra member in the household. This fee includes daily breakfasts and dinners at your home.
From pre-departure to orientation, from on site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.
You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan through GeoBlue that includes medical evacuation coverage.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
Your textbooks and course supplies are covered and waiting for you on site.
- Open to students from any US college or university
- GPA: 3.0 or higher preferred, but admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis; lower GPAs still encouraged to apply
- Open to all levels of Italian language speakers
- Open to students of all majors, no filmmaking or acting experience required
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study abroad.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your previous language instructors.
This is an online form that your study abroad office completes to let us know you meet the requirements to study abroad. To send the electronic form request, simply enter the name and email address of your study abroad advisor in the designated fields of your online account.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Price Subject to Change:
CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.