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At the conclusion of the graduate Comedy program, students will be able to identify and perform the many different styles and types of comedy, create unique “characters” for the many different styles of comedy, write comedy, (stand-up and sketch comedy) and perform roles in all facets of comedic acting.
PRE-REQUISITES: completion of the Vancouver Acting School Acting: Film, Television & Voice-Over program, or a similar full time program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
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.
Costs: Domestic & International: $13,900 Materials Cost: $400
The Graduate Comedy program consists of a total of sixteen modules running over 36 weeks.
Through a series of exercises and assignments students are introduced to elements of clown, mask, and bouffon.
Students identify “habit body” and “vocal quirks”. Exercises, like the Cat, are used to strengthen physical and vocal “tools”.
Students work with Voice and Movement instructors to develop, write and rehearse a short play using personal stories and experiences.
MONTANA NORBERG, Alumni
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My training absolutely prepared me to work alongside actors I look up to. It gave me the confidence to know I deserved to be in that room. I was working with actors I admired and that I was excited to be with, but the disciplines we learned helped me focus on the fact that we’re all doing the same thing.