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CET Florence: Film Production & Acting

NYFA Artistry +
Italian Language

Learn essential Italian during your first three weeks, then delve into your track.
  • Open to students of all majors, no filmmaking experience required
  • Choose film or acting at NYFA
  • Italian language classes provided by CET
  • NYFA courses taught in English
  • 5 film projects or 2 monologues and 1 film shoot

Choose Your Track at NYFA

Film Production
Make movies at the New York Film Academy in Florence. Learn from experts in their field as you take classes in directing, screenwriting, lighting, acting, and editing. Use Canon 5D Mark III digital cameras and other professional equipment as you work on five short film projects. Collaborate with other international students. Derive inspiration from the history and art around you, and incorporate it into your work.

Acting for Film
Take your screen acting skills to the next level.  Learn the practice of classical scene study and acting techniques. Study the complexities of text and script analysis. Understand how to use voice and movement effectively in a performance.  Your NYFA classes ensure your fundamentals are strong so you thrive in front of the camera, no matter the project. And before you leave Florence, you’ll take those skills and act in 2 monologues and 1 shoot in collaboration with film production students.

Italian Language Classes

You’ll take three weeks of intensive Italian language classes at the beginning of the semester. CET-taught classes will 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 store.

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 editions to enhance your current body of work, you’ll come away with proof of all you learned.

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Curriculum & Syllabi

Are you a CET student from Fall 2018 or prior? You can find your syllabi here.

Italian Language

Choose Your NYFA Track

You are placed into one of these courses according to a placement test taken before arrival:

FL/LANG 100 Beginning Italian Language
3 credits

FL/LANG 150 Advanced Beginning Italian
3 credits

FL/LANG 200 Intermediate Italian
3 credits

FL/LANG 250 Intermediate High Italian
3 credits

Film Production

You take these courses:

FILM100 Director’s Craft
3 credits

FILM110 Camera & Lighting
2 credits

FILM120 Digital Editing
2 credits

FILM130 Production Workshop
3 credits

FILM140 Acting for Directors
1 credit

FILM150 Screenwriting
2 credits

 

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Acting for Film

You take these courses:

ACTI 100 Technique & Scene Study (Plays)
3 credits

ACTI 110 Acting for Film I
4 credits

ACTI 120 Voice & Movement
3 credits

ACTI 140 Filmcraft
2 credits

NYFA Acting Florence

Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.