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Abu Dhabi Film Academy

College name Abu Dhabi Film Academy
Director's name John Sammon
Executive body or owner ADACH and New York Film Academy
Date founded February 2008
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private college
College location / area Muroor St, next to Abu Dhabi TV studio (no map)
Postal address Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone +971-2-4466442
Fax +971-2-4431676
Email info@abudhabifilmschool.com
Website www.nyfa.edu
Curriculum US
College fees 92,000-125,000 dhs per year (2010-2011)
Instructor salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 54 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 2 votes.    
Instructor job satisfaction rating
(by instructors, not about instructors)
4.5 stars from 5 votes.    

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Abu Dhabi School of Film and Acting courses and programs
  • Bachelor and Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking, Acting for Film and Television, or Screen Writing?
  • NYFA AD courses include 3D animation, acting for film, digital editing, digital film making, film making, film production, music videos, screenwriting.
  • Course durations of 4, 6, 8 weeks full-time, also 12 week evening course, and 1 & 2 years full-time. For example
  • Two-Year Conservatory Acting for Film Program, fees $12,500 per semester (AED 92,000 per year assuming 2 semesters per year)
  • One-Year Conservatory Acting for Film Program
  • Two-Year Conservatory Filmmaking, fees $15,000 and equipment $2,000 per semester (AED 125,000 per year assuming 2 semesters per year)
  • One-Year Filmmaking, fees $15,000 and equipment $2,000 per semester
19 September 2012
  • Website link updated to www.nyfa.edu (was previously www.abudhabifilmschool.com which now forwards to www.nyfa.edu).
  • NY Film School in Abu Dhabi information is located on this page - www.nyfa.edu/film-schools-location/abudhabi.php (Abu Dhabi link on NYFA home page).
01 September 2010
17 March 2008
  • When asked about whether Abu Dhabi was ready to set itself up as a global film capital, bearing in mind that criticism of the government, among other things, is not allowed, the head of the new school was reported by Reuters as saying "I do think it's ready, I can certainly criticize American culture and politics because that is what I know, but I can't speak out of turn. Regardless of individual perceptions about what freedom is or should be, film has always been about communication - so when people communicate, it helps educate about our respective cultures and differences."
Last update 24 September 2012
General comments - might not apply to Abu Dhabi Film Academy
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
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