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How to Apply

Becoming a student at one of Vancouver Acting School’s full-time diploma programs is simple:

1. BEGIN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

Apply and let us know:

  • Your program of choice + start date
  • ​Your contact information

2. SEND US THE SUBMISSION MATERIALS FOR YOUR PROGRAM

Students are required to submit specific portfolio samples or schedule an acting audition, depending on the program. See below to find out what you need to send us. Admission materials can be submitted via e-mail, regular mail, or in person at Vancouver Acting School.

To qualify for full-time training in Vancouver Acting School’s Screenwriting Program:

  • Applicants must submit (a) synopsis of an original film or TV show concept (minimum 600 – 1,000 words); and (b) comparison/contrast summary of two other films or television series that are similar in tone or structure, identifying elements in common with the applicant’s concept (600 – 1,000 words).
  • Applicants must have graduated from Grade 12 or equivalent (BC high school diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development (GED)), or equivalent completion of a secondary school from another jurisdiction; or have mature student status (age 19 prior to the start of classes) and demonstrated competence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable success in the program.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): minimum score required is overall 6.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score required is 68 for the internet-based exam, 190 for the computer-based exam and 520 for the paper-based exam
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC): minimum score required is 700
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): minimum level achieved B1

To qualify for full-time training in Vancouver Acting School’s Theatre Conservatory Program:

  • Applicants must successfully pass a scheduled audition focused on determining dedication level, work ethic, creativity, and ability to receive and respond to direction.
  • Applicants must have completed Vancouver Acting School’s 6-month Acting: Film, TV, & Voice-Over Diploma Program or a comparable program of study so deemed by the senior educational administrator. (Qualifying “comparable programs of study” must consist of a minimum of 6 months of full-time study in the areas of acting, voice, movement or dance. Proof of study includes certificate, diploma or degree.)
  • Applicants must have graduated from Grade 12 or equivalent (BC high school diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development (GED)), or equivalent completion of a secondary school from another jurisdiction; or have mature student status (age 19 prior to the start of classes) and demonstrated competence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable success in the program.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): minimum score required is overall 6.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score required is 68 for the internet-based exam, 190 for the computer-based exam and 520 for the paper-based exam
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC): minimum score required is 700
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): minimum level achieved B1

To qualify for full-time training in Vancouver Acting School’s Comedy Conservatory Program:

  • Applicants must successfully pass a scheduled audition focused on determining dedication level, work ethic, creativity, and ability to receive and respond to direction.
  • Applicants must have completed Vancouver Acting School’s 6-month Acting: Film, TV, & Voice-Over Diploma Program or a comparable program of study so deemed by the senior educational administrator. (Qualifying “comparable programs of study” must consist of a minimum of 6 months of full-time study in the areas of acting, voice, movement or dance. Proof of study includes certificate, diploma or degree.)
  • Applicants must have graduated from Grade 12 or equivalent (BC high school diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development (GED)), or equivalent completion of a secondary school from another jurisdiction; or have mature student status (age 19 prior to the start of classes) and demonstrated competence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable success in the program.

English Language Requirements

Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): minimum score required is overall 6.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score required is 68 for the internet-based exam, 190 for the computer-based exam and 520 for the paper-based exam
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC): minimum score required is 700
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): minimum level achieved B1

Vancouver Acting School welcomes actors of all levels. To qualify for full-time training in our Acting: Film, TV, & Voiceover Diploma Program:

  • Applicants must successfully pass a scheduled audition focused on determining dedication level, work ethic, creativity, and ability to receive and respond to direction.
  • Applicants must have graduated from Grade 12 or equivalent (BC high school diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development (GED)), or equivalent completion of a secondary school from another jurisdiction; or have mature student status (age 19 prior to the start of classes) and demonstrated competence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable success in the program.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with mature student status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): minimum score required is overall 6.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score required is 68 for the internet-based exam, 190 for the computer-based exam and 520 for the paper-based exam
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC): minimum score required is 700
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE): minimum level achieved B1

3. GET A REPLY WITHIN 5-10 BUSINESS DAYS

Once our team has reviewed your application and submission materials, you’ll receive prompt notice and our team will begin working with you to build your plan and identify funding and housing options so you’re ready to go on Day One!