ACTING: FILM, TELEVISION & VOICE-OVER

Vancouver Acting School's Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over Diploma Program is designed to prepare students for the realities of becoming a professional working actor, equipping them with both the creative skills and business know-how!

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Vancouver Acting School’s Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over program covers the most popular techniques that actors are using today, as well as some little known techniques that will allow you to discover and develop your own personal acting style.

With an emphasis on the business end of the industry, you’ll progress from this program with confidence in your newly established business: you. Whether you’ve already had experience going up for auditions and performing in front of the camera, or are new to this and excited to try it out, we guarantee that you’ll find this program as fulfilling as you want it to be.

The Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over program provides students with the skills they need to be able to effectively perform in the audition room, on-set, and in the voice-over studio. It also provides students with instruction to develop business strategies to create and maximize opportunities in these areas.

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: IELTSTOEFLTOEIC 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
Days till class begins

NEXT START DATE: April 1st, 2024

Class Schedule

The Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over program consists of a total of 10 courses running over 24 weeks.

ACT-100

Intro to Scene Study

Students will delve deep into performance exploring character, story, and setting. They will discover how to create and utilize stakes, status, and relationship in their scene work, and how to play within a scene and discover parallels. Students will also discover the layers of scenes that will assist in enhancing their interpretive skills. Working with multiple scene partners, they will explore a number of scenes over the course of the program.

TERM 1

3 CREDITS

ACT-110

Intro to Audition

This course focuses on the processes of the Audition Room – the place professional actors spend much of their time. Students will learn how to prepare and feel comfortable in the auditioning environment.

TERM 1

3 CREDITS

ACT-120

Intro to Fundamental Skills

This course focuses on the fundamental skills of an actor. Students will be introduced to exercises and concepts associated with Voice and Movement, Improv, and Text Analysis.

TERM 1

3 CREDITS

ACT-140

Discovering Voice-Over

In this course students will explore voice-over theory and technique through lecture and demonstration. Students will also work frequently, lab-style, in the voice-over booths. During the course students are exposed to the key ingredients that are imperative to both commercial and animation voice work. Each class block students will work with a variety of materials in preparation for the creation of their voice demos.

TERM 1

3 CREDITS

ACT-190

The Business of Being an Actor

The professional actor needs to put equal energy into both their craft and their business. While the former is intuitive for most actors, the latter is often overlooked. This course focuses on key information that every actor needs to know if they plan to pursue acting as a full-time career.

TERM 1

3 CREDITS

ACT-101

Scene Study with Camera

During Scene Study students will delve deep into performance exploring character, story, and setting. They will discover how to create and utilize stakes, status, and relationship in their scene work. Students will learn to play within a scene and how to discover parallels. Students will also discover the layers of the scenes that will assist in enhancing their interpretive skills. Working with multiple scene partners, students will explore a number of scenes over the course of the program.

TERM 2

3 CREDITS

ACT-111

Audition for Camera

This course focuses on the processes of the Audition Room – the place professional actors spend much of their time. Students will learn how to prepare and feel comfortable in the auditioning environment.

TERM 2

3 CREDITS

ACT-121

Expanding Fundamental Skills

This course focuses on the fundamental skills of an actor. Students will be introduced to exercises and concepts associated with Voice and Movement, Improv, and Text Analysis.

TERM 2

3 CREDITS

ACT-145

Exploring Voice-Over

In this course students will explore voice-over theory and technique through lecture and demonstration. Students will also work frequently, lab-style, in the voice-over booths. During the course students are exposed to the key ingredients that are imperative to both commercial and animation voice work. Each class block students will work with a variety of materials in preparation for the creation of their voice demos.

TERM 2

3 CREDITS

ACT-195

Preparing Your Acting Business

The professional actor needs to put equal energy into both their craft and their business. While the former is intuitive for most actors, the latter is often overlooked. This course focuses on key information that every actor needs to know if they plan to pursue acting as a full-time career.

TERM 2

3 CREDITS

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