Actors and Comedians  (NOC 5135)

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Career Description
Actors perform roles in motion picture, television, and radio productions.

Duties May Include
Actors and actresses perform some or all of the following duties:

Study and rehearse lines, gestures and expressions to interpret a role.

Portray roles in video or motion picture productions, television shows, theatre productions, radio dramas, commercials and other productions or perform the narration.

Sing or dance as required by specific roles.

Prepare for and attend auditions for roles.

Perform comedy acts in nightclubs alone or as members of comedy troupes.

Improvise a role.

Examples of Titles
Acting Teacher
Drama Coach

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth, GB

Related Program(s)
Drama and Theatre; Bachelor
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s)
Theatre (Acting, Production, Design); Bachelor
The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s)
Theatre: Acting; Bachelor
Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s)
Theatre Arts; Diploma

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Updated Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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