Be An Actor
Real results in a subjective industry.
Real results in a subjective industry.
Our undergraduate Film, Television and Voice-Over program is designed to teach you the realities of what it means to become a professional working actor. Sure, shoot for the stars, dream big and work your heart out, but this program is all about equipping you with the skills and know-how you’ll need to do what so many are already doing, making a living as an actor. We’ll teach you the practical artistic and business knowledge you need to actually do this for a living. The misconception is that in order to be a successful actor you need to be a Hollywood movie star. We disagree. There are thousands of professional working actors out there, and there’s plenty of room for more. We can teach you how to do it.
We’ll cover the most popular techniques that actors are using today, as well as some little known techniques that will allow you to discover and develop your own personal acting style. With an emphasis on the business end of the industry, you’ll progress from this program with confidence in your newly established business, you. Whether you’ve already had experience going up for auditions and performing in front of the camera, or are new to this and excited to try it out, we guarantee that you’ll find this program as fulfilling as you want it to be.
The Acting for Film, Television & Voice-Over program provides students with the skills they need to be able to effectively perform in the audition room, on-set, and in the voice-over studio. It also provides students with instruction to develop business strategies to create and maximize opportunities in these areas.
The Acting for Film, Television & Voice-Over program prepares students for careers as actors capable of working in Film, Television and Voice-Over. The skills acquired during this program are also applicable for graduates interested in working in the crafts of screenwriting and film production.
The Acting for Film Television & Voice-Over program consists of a total of ten courses running over 24 weeks.
Here at SchoolCreative we are happy to assist you with all aspects of the application process. We want you to feel comfortable every step of the way and we are here to make sure your questions are adequately answered from beginning to end. The application process is your first step toward being a prospective student in our program and beginning a new and exciting part of your life.
We welcome actors of all levels, but all applicants are required to complete an audition and evaluation prior to being accepted into any of our full-time programs. Auditions are based on your dedication, work ethic, and directability, not your talent or ability. We want to be confident in the passion and drive you will bring to the program – as long as you work hard and love what you do, this is the place for you.
If you are interested in training at SchoolCreative full time, you should schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Admissions Directors. Early registration is recommended to ensure you have a seat for the semester of your choice. To schedule an appointment please fill out our online application form or contact the school for more information.
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.
We have two intakes each year for The Acting for Film, Television & Voice-Over program, one occurring in March and a second in September. This 26 week program runs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:30 pm with classes scheduled in alternating blocks of either 9:00 am – 1:30pm or 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm. We are also currently offering an evening schedule for those who have previous commitments during the day. The schedule for the evening program runs Mondays from 4:30pm – 10:00pm and Tuesday through Friday 5:00pm – 9:30pm. We are always accepting applications for upcoming terms, please find start dates below.
The SchoolCreative advantage is threefold: our instructors are all working actors who provide mentorship with a personal and practical touch; the curriculum teaches the business side of the industry, along with all the creative facets; and most importantly, students have the opportunity to learn and network in a city where plentiful opportunities abound.
SchoolCreative prides itself on keeping course fees competitively priced, if not significantly lower than those offered by other creative institutions. Tuition fees are payable in Canadian dollars, and are inclusive of taxes. International students pay the same as domestic residents.
Vancouver maintains a vibrant theatre community and a longstanding connection to the film industry. A variety of homegrown productions and commercial work co-exists with the largest Hollywood blockbusters.
Vancouver’s infrastructure is ideally set up to support this current swell of production activity. All projections see the trend continuing. Attractive tax incentives, diverse locations, experienced crews, and the Canadian dollar all contribute to a city that caters to the creative sector.
The film and television industry continues to thrive in Vancouver. SchoolCreative wants you to be a part of it.
British Columbia accounts for about 60% of all foreign location film and television production in Canada.
The total direct and indirect full time equivalent jobs generated by film and TV production in British Columbia are estimated at over 36,000.
Vancouver is home to some of North America’s most expansive and sophisticated studio spaces and facilities, including over 200,000 square feet of warehouse conversion stages.
Writers, Actors, Animators, Photographers and Game Designers; SchoolCreative’s instructors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our talented faculty are more than just instructors, they’re working artists who are all currently excelling in their respective fields in Vancouver and beyond. Whatever discipline you may find yourself interested in pursuing, our mentors are keen to share with you their first hand experiences as working as artists in today’s creative arts industries. Check out our Faculty page to see what our instructors have accomplished.
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