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Old 08-19-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Hello All,

I am looking for an acting school in NYC any recommendations ?
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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There are so many places: The New School and The Actors Studio, just to name the two most renowned. This is a city full of aspiring actors.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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HB Studios is well-respected and also offers a wide range of classes.

Where you decide to attend will be affected by what you want to do. Do you aspire to work on stage? Or are you aiming for film/TV? The techniques are very different.

For a really well-rounded theatre education, consider a BFA program from NYU or Columbia.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, New York
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You can check out the NYFA (new york film academy). Thats where i was planning to go but not for acting.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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All of the suggestions are top notch. You can also sign up with a private acting coach for some lessons, if you need to concentrate on a particular aspect that would not be extensively covered in some of the classes or schools. Also, one of ways to gain experience while you are in school is to audition for some off-off broadway stuff. You meet a lot of people who are involved in the industry to some degree (if stage acting is your thing) and it can be very rewarding. It can be frustrating also but that is part of the package. Best of luck to you as I found it to be a very rewarding experience.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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I want to attend NYFA for the MFA Filmmaking Program...Has anyone did it?
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Weist Baron, Neighborhood Playhouse, and so many others. Keep in mind, it depends on the type of acting you want to do.... stage, legit, commercials, etc.

Check out www.Backstage.com and you can find a lot more information on anything and everything acting. The message board there are a wealth of information.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I want to attend NYFA for the MFA Filmmaking Program...Has anyone did it?
I know a few people who did it. They're all over the map on it. In general, they feel like the beginning was pretty good, especially for those with almost no experience, but it got pretty silly towards the end. What it was really good for was forcing people to actually make films.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Are there any free classes/courses worth a mention?
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Take a class if you want to improve your skills, but I would caution against signing up for a "certificate" or other program. These schools are not accredited and their certificates are not degrees. Some people sign up for these (long and expensive) programs thinking that having a certificate will help their careers in the abstract. As someone who works as a director, this is not the case. Having a certificate on your resume, in-and-of-itself, will not get noticed. Having an MFA from NYU or similar school, however, will.

The certificate aren't scams, they're just not as meaningful as people assume. If you're going to go through years of classes and spend thousands of dollars you might as well have a degree to show for it.
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