Statement of Accreditation Status
New York Film Academy

3300 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

041188
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

2018
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2019
Undergraduate FTE: 
1,463
Graduate FTE: 
413
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

For-Profit
Sponsorship

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Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Role Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Sonny Calderon Vice President, Academic Affairs sonny.calderon [at] nyfa.edu
Chief Executive Officer Michael Young President myoung [at] nyfa.edu
Chief Financial Officer Kirk Lenga Chief Financial Officer kirk.lenga [at] nyfa.edu
Director Institutional Research Rosa Belerique Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness rosa.belerique [at] nyfa.edu
Board of Directors Chair Kristi Nelson Chair, Board of Directors nelsonka [at] ucmail.uc.edu
Chief Academic Officer Sonny Calderon Vice President, Academic Affairs sonny.calderon [at] nyfa.edu
Degree Degree Levelsort descending Year Implemented Modality
AFA in Filmmaking Associate 2008 On-Site
AFA in Acting for Film Associate 2008 On-Site
AFA in Producing Associate 2010 On-Site
AFA in Screenwriting Associate 2010 On-Site
AFA in Game Design Associate 2010 On-Site
BFA in Filmmaking Bachelors 2010 On-Site
BFA in Acting for Film Bachelors 2011 On-Site
BFA in Producing Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BFA in Photography Bachelors 2012 On-Site
BFA in 3-D Animation & Visual Effects Bachelors 2011 On-Site
BFA in Game Design Bachelors 2011 On-Site
BFA in Screenwriting Bachelors 2011 On-Site
BFA in Graphic Design Bachelors 2014 On-Site
BA in Media Studies Bachelors 2013 On-Site
MFA in Filmmaking Masters 2006 On-Site
MFA in Acting for Film Masters 2007 On-Site
MFA in Screenwriting Masters 2007 On-Site
MFA in Producing Masters 2007 On-Site
MFA in Photography Masters 2008 On-Site
MFA in Cinematography Masters 2010 On-Site
MFA in Documentary Filmmaking Masters 2010 On-Site
MFA in Game Design Masters 2011 On-Site
MA in Film & Media Production Masters 2012 On-Site
MA in Screenwriting Masters 2015 On-Site
MA in Producing Masters 2015 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Screenwriting Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Photography Non-degree 2014 On-Site
One-Week Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Eight-Week Musical Theater Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Digital Editing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Eight-Week Narrative Virtual Reality Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Six-Week Acting for Film Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Eight-Week Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Broadcast Journalism Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Eight-Week Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Musical Theater Non-degree 2009 On-Site
Eight-Week Music Video Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Fashion Photography Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Broadcast Journalism Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Week Photography Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Eight-Week Broadcast Journalism Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Week Musical Theater Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Eight-Week Photography Non-degree 2006 On-Site
After Effects: Animation and Title Design Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Eight-Week Screenwriting Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Introduction to Interactive Virtual Reality Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Eight-Week Producing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Virtual Reality Game Design Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Four-Week Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Musical Theatre Conservatory Ensemble Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Eight-Week Sound Design Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Maya Certification Completion Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Six-Week Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Game Coding Intensive Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Six-Week Documentary Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Two-Day Line Producing and Movie Magic Non-degree 2016 On-Site
Two-Year Photography Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Six-Week Holiday Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Six-Week Holiday Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Acting for Film Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Screenwriting Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Producing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Eight-Week Production Design Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Four-Week Digital Editing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Producing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Four-Week Music Video Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Documentary Filmmaking Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Four-Week Photography Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Photography Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Four-Week 3-D Animation Non-degree 2006 On-Site
One-Year Cinematography Non-degree 2010 On-Site
One-Year Game Design Non-degree 2010 On-Site
One-Year 3-D Animation Non-degree 2013 On-Site
One-Year Graphic Design Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Twelve-Week Evening Producing Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Two-Year Filmmaking Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Two-Year Acting for Film Non-degree 2007 On-Site
Two-Year Musical Theater Non-degree 2008 On-Site
One-Year Broadcast Journalism Non-degree 2007 On-Site
One-Year Musical Theater Non-degree 2009 On-Site
One-Week Filmmaking Non-degree 2006 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2021 Special Visit
Spring 2022 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2024 Offsite Review
Spring 2025 Accreditation Visit

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