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Your Start in the Industry

With film production in B.C. at an all-time high, now is the time to develop the skills for a career in film and television. Join us at VAD Arts and take the first step to becoming a working actor!

Our signature full-time Acting for Film & TV Career Training is an 8-month acting program that is fully designated by the provincial and federal governments, and StudentAid BC.

Graduate equipped with a diploma, professional CV, industry standard headshots, audition demo reel, and the skills and confidence to launch your professional acting career in film, television, or theatre.

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased and productions open up, we expect our industry will flourish as never before!

2019/20 Testimonials

The Program

The program’s rigorous learning schedule consists of in-class study and assigned homework set by our professional faculty. This is balanced by a supportive group of students, enthusiastic and committed instructors, and the opportunity to study in the beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. We combine two of the most successful acting techniques used in modern actor training — Movement Psychology and Meisner Approach — to develop performers who excel in front of the camera and in front of a live audience. As a VAD Arts student, you will gain a foundation in naturalistic acting techniques that prepares you for a successful career in film, television, and theatre.

Now booking auditions for our 2022/23 intake which runs September, 2022 to May, 2023

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Scene Study – The nuts and bolts of acting

Traditions – Accessing your “tools” and the art of preparation

Voice and Speech – Total voice training in the Kirsten Linklater/Patsy Rodenburg traditions (includes an introduction to Shakespeare)

Movement Psychology – A linear diagnostic approach to creating character

Improvisation – Exploring authentic behaviour without pages

Meisner Approach – The art of living truthfully under imaginary circumstances

Shakespeare – An in-depth examination of the Bard’s writing: How to understand it, speak it, and play it

Movement – Developing your physical/emotional expression, response and range

Staged Combat – Safe fighting technique for stage and camera

Acting for Camera – The camera and you, set etiquette

Audition Technique and Career Development – Auditioning for film and TV, career management, resumes, and headshots

Performance Projects – These include live theatre performances, demo reels, and on-camera productions

September 2022 – May 2023


$13,500 Cdn(+GST) domestic.
$15,500 Cdn(+GST) international. 

The Academy is StudentAid BC Designated.

Please see our Refund Policy.


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