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New Funding Available for Full Time Students

Students looking to attend our full time programs in the fall may be eligible for a student benefit paid by the federal government of $1250 to $2000 monthly. Students need to apply individually through the government. More info is available at the link below:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/emergency-student-benefit.html

Why should I pursue a full time acting program?
» There is no substitute for technique, and it takes time to develop it. Many aspiring actors crash and burn early on in the dog-eat-dog world of film and TV without a solid foundational training.

Why study at VAD Arts?
» We offer exceptional one-year foundational training. Our faculty is aligned in its approach to complete actor training.

Do you accept international students?
» Yes. The Academy is a Designated Learning Institution.

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I don’t have much acting experience. Should I still apply?
» Yes. Although it is helpful to have experience, it is not necessary. What IS necessary is a fierce commitment and strong work ethic.

What is the most important advice you have for students who are going to audition for the school?
» Want it. Be yourself.

How much do the full time programs cost?

Acting for Film & TV Diploma:

  • $13,200 CDN(+GST) domestic.
  • $17,200 CDN(+GST) international.

Actors Intensive: Working with Directors:

  • $10,500 CDN(+GST) domestic
  • 12,600 CDN(+GST) international

The Academy is StudentAid BC Designated.

Is there financing available?
» Yes. Please email info@vadarts.com for details on our student line of credit program, or visit StudentAid BC for information about Student Loans.
*Note: StudentAid BC loans domestic only.

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