Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

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Acting for Film/Television

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Field of Study:Acting
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,750
Careers:Actors and Comedians


Enrolling in the diploma program at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts means you’ll be mentored by some of the best actors you’ve watched on screen, and come to respect. Talent and confidence are both necessary to secure an agent and start working in the industry. You’ll nurture both of these with small acting class sizes in Vancouver, the heart of Hollywood North.

At VanArts, you’ll develop a demo reel, head shot and a resume with impact, by using a highly collaborative approach to hone your craft while working with VanArts animation, photography and visual effects departments. Show your range while showing you’re ready to work. Additional acting classes teach voice-over, movement and scene study with real professional actors.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Completion of high school is required.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Two audition pieces are required - 1 contemporary monologue (must be from a play) and 1 Shakespeare monologue. Each piece should be no longer than 2 minutes. Applicant should know both without using paper. In-person audition is preferred; we will accept DVD or online video, but may ask for a follow-up over Skype.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 12, 2012