New York Film Academy


The purpose of the New York Film Academy (NYFA) is to further a global understanding of, and appreciation for, the art and craft of visual storytelling through the education and training of interested and qualified individuals, and to hone the skills of future professionals so that they may one day serve the visual storytelling arts as industry leaders.

Why choose New York Film Academy?
Campus Services

For our administration, life on campus means living the service ideal.

The IUBH School of Business and Management team will help you on your way to an international career. We  provide assistance wherever possible including research in the library, finding a flat, applying for an internship, assistance with your practical work programme, applying forr studies abroad or writing an application for your first job. This means you can concentrate fully on your studies.

Study in English

The IUBH was the first German university to teach all courses in the English language – and set a new standard for international education offered in Germany. International students have the opportunity to study in English and improve their German during their studies.

How to apply

International student application guidelines

If you are applying for a bachelor or master programme, this information will help you to do it correctly.
Check admission requirements
Send electronic application to the IUBH
Receive acceptance form & transfer deposit to reserve study place
Receive offer letter & tuition contract
Apply for visa
Receive confirmation of enrolment in the IUBH

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
Pearson (PTE)
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.

For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Undergraduate Programmes
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.

Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:

Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success


The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. New York Film Academy courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. New York Film Academy’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual.


New York Film Academy has set the following objectives to fulfill its stated mission:

  • To provide a learning environment conducive to creative thought and artistic expression, as well as hands-on collaboration.
  • To help students better appreciate the art and craft of visual storytelling so that they may develop as artists and better express their personal artistic visions.
  • To empower students to find and develop a creative voice.
  • To teach and develop new capabilities in students’ approach to the art and craft of visual storytelling.

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