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Dear NYFA community, 

 

Our Spring graduation on May 8th, 2021 marked a year since we began virtually celebrating the accomplishments of our degree graduations in an online ceremony due to the pandemic. While this is not how we or our graduates imagined celebrating their final semester, we’ve worked intentionally to produce a virtual Graduation Ceremony that is both personal and meaningful as families watch with pride from around the world.

 

As our Summer semester instruction is hybrid, our Summer Graduation Ceremony for degree graduates on Saturday, August 28th remains virtual. At this time, Los Angeles County has not yet given permission for graduation ceremonies to occur indoors.  Therefore, for the health and safety of our NYFA community, we’re announcing the following details regarding the August 2021 graduation ceremony for AFA, BA, BFA, MA, and MFA graduates: 

 

  • Graduation for degree graduates (AFA, BA, BFA, MA, & MFA) will occur on Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 10 a.m. PST  in a virtual ceremony. 

  • Degree graduates can also participate in the next in-person ceremony once scheduled. While currently there is no in-person Graduation ceremony scheduled, degree graduates can request to be notified once in-person Graduation ceremonies resume.

  • As we have a limited webinar capacity for our virtual graduation, we appreciate employees understanding that we will first confirm all graduates’ personal guest count prior to opening up registration to the NYFA community at large.

 

We are determined to continue to create new opportunities to celebrate our graduates. We want to honor this important milestone the best we can given these unpredictable and difficult circumstances. 

 

All degree graduates (AFA, BA, BFA, MA, and MFA) will be emailed and asked to complete the August 2021 Graduation: Diploma & Ceremony RSVP form by Saturday, July 17th. 

 

Students completing their One-Year Certificate can contact their academic department for questions regarding their final screening and graduation.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact graduationevents@nyfa.edu or visit the Graduation website. 

 

Stay safe and be well,

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Susan Ashe, Dean of Students

& the NYFA Graduation Committee

 
 

 

Graduation Ceremony Details

Graduation for degree graduates (AFA, BA, BFA, MA, & MFA) will occur on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 10am PDT  in a live virtual ceremony through Zoom.

Invitation Instructions

The graduation invitation was emailed to all degree graduates’ NYFA student email addresses. Graduates are responsible for forwarding this email invitation to their guests to register. Alternatively, graduates may register their guests themselves by visiting the registration page and inputting their name and email address. If you are a graduate inviting more than 10 guests, please email graduationevents@nyfa.edu to inform us of your guest count.

The day before and the hour before Commencement on Saturday, May 8th, 10 am Pacific Daylight Time, you and your guests will receive a reminder email with a ‘Click Here to Join’ link. You and your guests will not be on camera, but NYFA presenters and our Commencement Speaker will be speaking to you live. We suggest logging in 5 minutes early to be ready to celebrate!

Cap & Gown

Cap and gown is not required for the virtual ceremony, as graduates will not be on live camera. However, some graduates may want a cap and gown for photos or to dress up for your special occasion! Since our graduates are all over the world and shipping options vary, you are welcome to order a cap and gown through any vendor of your choice.

 

Ordering from Jostens

All graduates are welcome to order from any vendor of their choice, depending on your budget and shipping location. Jostens has an offer for Associate, Bachelor & Master graduates in the United States. 

 

Associate & Bachelor Graduates

Associate and Bachelor Graduates may order a cap, gown, and tassel from any vendor of their choice. Jostens has an offer for Associate & Bachelor gowns, caps, and tassels. Order from Jostens by March 31, 2021 see at the following link and go through the steps attached on the graduation flyer: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1736271/New-York-Film-Academy/.

 

Master Graduates

Master Graduates who want a gown, hood, cap, or tassel can order from any vendor of their choice. Jostens has an offer for Master gowns, hoods, caps, and tassels. Order from Jostens by March 31, 2021 see at the following link and go through the steps attached on the graduation flyer: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1736271/New-York-Film-Academy/.

 

If you miss the online deadline, you can still order by calling Jostens Customer Care at 800-854-7464, Monday through Friday 8am to 5 pm central time. Late orders will include a $20 express processing fee and are not guaranteed.

 

For questions, contact melanie.dolci@nyfa.edu.

 

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