About university New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting (NYFA) is a for-profit film school and acting school based in New York City, Los Angeles, and across the world. The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock, a former film, television and theatre producer. It was originally located at the Tribeca Film Center. In 1994, NYFA moved to the former Tammany Hall building in Union Square. After 23 years of occupancy, the Academy relocated from Tammany Hall to Battery Park in October 2015. As of 2012, the school has 400+ employees and over 7,000 students per year. NYFA offers master, bachelor, and associate degrees, as well as one- and two-year conservatory programs, short-term workshops, and youth programs and summer camps in filmmaking, acting for film, photography, fashion photography, documentary filmmaking, 3D animation & visual effects, game design, producing, screenwriting, digital filmmaking, cinematography, broadcast journalism, musical theatre, music video, digital editing, graphic design, virtual reality, and ESL at various locations throughout the world. The New York Film Academys philosophy is based on a "learning by doing" approach. NYFA founder Jerry Sherlock explained to the New York Times in 2005 that he opened the school after hearing interest from parents and older relatives of aspiring young filmmakers, and that he wanted to focus on practical experience. Academics History Etymology and early history Modern history Geography Cityscape Architecture Boroughs Climate Parks National parks State parks City parks Military installations Demographics Population density Race and ethnicity Sexual orientation and gender identity Religion Income Economy City economic overview Wall Street Silicon Alley Tourism Media and entertainment Human resources Education and scholarly activity Primary and secondary education Higher education and research Public library system Public health Public safety Culture and contemporary life Arts Performing arts Visual arts Cuisine Accent and dialect Sports Transportation affiliated university Academy of Art University American Film Institute – AFI Anderson University-South Carolina Appalachian State University Arcadia University Arizona State University Arkansas State University Art Academy of Cincinnati Art Center College of Design Jackson State University statistics Method acting refers to a range of training and rehearsal techniques that seek to encourage sincere and emotionally expressive performances, as formulated by a number of different theatre practitioners, principally in the United States, where it is among the most popular—and controversial—approaches to acting. These techniques built on the Stanislavskis "system" of the Russian actor and director Konstantin Stanislavski. Though many have contributed to the development of the Method, three teachers are associated with "having set the standard of its success," though each emphasized different aspects of the approach: Lee Strasberg (the psychological aspects), Stella Adler (the sociological aspects), and Sanford Meisner (the behavioral aspects). The approach was first developed when they worked together at the Group Theatre in New York. All three subsequently claimed to be the rightful heirs of Stanislavskis approach.