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One-Year Conservatory

Documentaries have never been hotter or more commercially promising – whether you are looking for a career or are out to change the world. And no documentary program is hotter than the one at the New York Film Academy. In fact, it's has already been awarded a coveted slot on The Independent magazine's list of the Top 10 Academic Programs For Documentary Filmmakers, and for very good reasons. The curriculum challenges each student to make six documentary projects of increasing difficulty. Successful graduates leave with real craft skills, a quality documentary education, a portfolio of work, a resume that opens doors and a network it would normally take years in the business to cultivate. (They'll also have a great time doing it.)

Our faculty is comprised of award-winning filmmakers. We attract students from all over the world, some of whom are already getting their films distributed and making an impact before they graduate. An extraordinary feature of the Academy's curriculum is the Master Class series that offers students the priceless advantage of working directly with documentary's working masters. Every year, throughout the program, executive level editors and producers from HBO and Discovery, and multiple Academy Award, Peabody Award, Emmy Award and top festival winning filmmakers, producers, editors and cinematographers work with our documentary students in small, intimate Master Classes. Their involvement means that students graduate not only with an indispensable education and films in their portfolio, but they also become part of a remarkable professional network.

New York City
September 2017 - September 2018
January 2018 - December 2018
September 2018 - September 2019
Los Angeles
September 2017 - September 2018
January 2018 - December 2018
September 2018 - September 2019
Tuition: $31,016* (USD) Per Year
Equipment Fee: $2,068 Per Year

*Students will also incur additional expenses on their own productions. This varies depending on how much film they shoot and scale of the projects.

Number of Semesters: 2


For Los Angeles Campus:
Number of Semesters: 3