Game Design Instructor
Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City, and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; Sydney, and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA 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. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual.

In pursuit of its institutional mission and goals, the New York Film Academy adheres to the following core values. These core values inform the New York Film Academy’s decision-making processes, institutional policies, and commitment of institutional resources:

Student Success:

As a student-centered institution, the New York Film Academy recognizes that the success of its students is inseparable from and synonymous with the success of the college itself. The New York Film Academy strives for its students’ success as learners, professionals, and global citizens.

Integrity: The New York Film Academy expects its students, faculty, staff and administration to act with integrity, honesty, and the highest ethical standards.

Excellence: In every area, at every level, and among all stakeholders, the New York Film Academy strives for excellence. The institution sees as its main function to create an intellectual, physical, and social environment that promotes and supports excellence among its stakeholders and the community at large.

Global Reach: In an increasingly interconnected global society, the New York Film Academy is committed to graduating global citizens with the communication, collaboration, and critical skills necessary to address issues facing our modern world. To this end, the New York Film Academy seeks to offer programming to the widest possible array of global populations, with a physical presence in as many locations as possible while continuing to deliver visual storytelling education of the highest quality.

Consistent with the mission and educational objectives of NYFA, the focus of the Academy's programs is to develop each student's artistic and creative potential in the art and craft of visual storytelling. Students may pursue these academic and professional objectives in certificate-bearing, undergraduate, and graduate programs in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Documentary Filmmaking, Producing, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Photography, Game Design, and 3-D Animation


Faculty members provide instruction for students to develop practical skills & theoretical knowledge for their respective disciplines. Additionally, faculty members may be called upon to serve on departmental committees, Thesis Committees, and as other departmental support.


The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Deliver instruction in accordance with the learning objectives set for the course, including practical skills, methods, theories and techniques.

  • Provide one-on-one consultations with students, if and when necessary.

  • Develop & manage course syllabus materials & lesson plans.

  • Facilitate peer assessment and encourage discussion & constructive criticism in class.

  • Assess student work, including but not limited to, assigning projects, papers and exercises.

  • Submit attendance & grades promptly to the Registrar’s Office, and inform the appropriate administrative

    staff if students are not meeting academic standards and need academic support; if students are suspected of committing plagiarism; if incidents occur in class which cause an unsafe learning environment for students & faculty.

  • Adhere to institution-wide policies & procedures and follow the correct protocol with respect to disciplining students.

  • Attend & participate in faculty meetings and/or departmental curricular meetings, if requested by Department Chair.

  • If requested, serve as advisors or on Thesis Committees and evaluate undergraduate or graduate student Thesis work.


  • Broad & in-depth knowledge of the subject area or discipline where they teach.

  • Substantial professional experience in their respective department.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment.

  • Ethical/Honest - evidence of the practice of a high level confidentiality.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Collaborative – willing to work with fellow instructors on any required departmental work, such as curricular

development and planning.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and substantial industry & teaching experience for instructors teaching undergraduate and certificate programs.

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree and substantial industry & teaching experience for instructors teaching graduate programs or courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences.

  • In the absence of an undergraduate or graduate degree, the instructor’s training exceptional body of work, relevant experience, teaching experience and training in their specified field will be evaluated & documented in a formal degree-level rubric.

Job Type Part Time