CET Florence: Film Production & Acting

Florence, Italy

Stroll through cobblestone streets. Go the Uffizi Gallery and see how the greats used lighting for dramatic effect. Find your favorite sculpture in the Boboli Gardens. Stumble upon hidden gardens and churches. Climb to the top of the Duomo for a 360 degree view of the city. Your aesthetic sensibility is bound to grow, and you’ll be able to carry that over into your films.

And when you want to see even more, hop on a train to take in the stunning landscapes of Tuscany. Or take a flight to marvel at the architecture and charm of Prague or Vienna.

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Apartments or Homestays

You’ll share a fully-furnished apartment in the historic center of Florence with your CET peers. Apartments are simple and comfortable, and each varies in size and layout. All are surrounded by museums, churches, cafés, night life, and restaurants, so there’s never a dull moment. And your commute? Your housing will be a short walk from the CET and NYFA centers…stroll through piazzas on your way to class.

You can also choose to stay 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. The homestay is a chance to practice your Italian…and get a window into a fundamental part of Italian culture. The additional homestay fee covers breakfast and dinner with your hosts.

Student Voice

Double the Network

As a student in classes at both NYFA and CET, your Florence circle is twice the size. You’ll take Italian language at the CET Center for 3 weeks, and then dive into film or acting at NYFA just across the bridge in Santa Croce. Need a break from film studies? Practice your language skills with our staff or join one of the CET aperitivi (happy hour with appetizers). Spend your Saturday café hopping and chatting cinema with your NYFA peers—your network is what you make it.


Take your pick of restaurants, and 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. How many new flavors can you try in one semester?