Dramatic Arts Program
Our Dramatic Arts Program (DAP) is a very emotional and intense six month full-time course. Its purpose is to give students a solid foundation of acting principles. It is designed to challenge actors to achieve their highest potential. Tools learned range from script analysis, character research, audition skills and scene work to improvisation, voice, movement/body, and on-camera techniques which will all be needed for your demo reel project.
“Vada has helped me gain the skills to be confident. Now I can follow my dream and work as an actor.”
16 AprOut of all the training you could possibly endure, through all the scene study, dialect classes, movement and so on, there is one key element that cannot be taught; confidence. It is an actor’s best friend in any perf... 13 MarI recently had a meeting with a young actor who just moved out from the prairies. The kid was greener than the corn fields of Manitoba, and he had a lot of questions. I did my best to answer them. Then he asked me “...
- Advanced Audition Workshop with Anne Marie Deluise - http://t.co/7SK5wn4q01
- Casting Director Workshop - Bim Narine - http://t.co/54rJnDT73V
- How to become a professionally trained Actor - http://t.co/AKt5CgDMI1
- How To Master Your Audition with Crystal Lowe - http://t.co/FpK9V1wKqw
- Casting Director Workshop - Bim Narine - http://t.co/HpkxLLdOo3
Sept 2014 ~ I’ve only been in the Dramatic Arts Program at VADA for two weeks but I already know I made the right decision. When I learned about VADA, I had the feeling it was the right place for me as it is a very complete and intense course. Coming from France it was a big choice to leave home to study in another country, I had to leave my family and friends behind but I felt truly welcomed by both the staff and my classmates. The classes and the teachers are really inspiring and I have already learned so much. I really feel like I belong, and the safe, creative environment is the best I’ve ever been in. Everyone is here to learn from professional actors, as well as from one another. I don’t remember ever feeling so confident about myself. The different classes taught at VADA (scene study, movement, audition, voice, improv, camera, ..) cover every aspect of Acting and teachers help us discover ourselves and our potential as actors. They guide us and help us be better actors and people. It is nice to be in an environment in which we can all rely on one another without feeling judged. I feel blessed to be at VADA and I cannot wait to discover and experience more of what I think is a truly wonderful school!
I have had excellent experiences with Simon Longmore, as he is always courteous and professional. I have cast both him and his students in my various projects. My many years in the film industry have allowed me the opportunity to work with many talented people and I would include Simon in that group.
Maureen Webb Maureen Webb Casting
VADA alumni are often seen at my auditions, and the confidence they have acquired through their training never fails to set them apart from the crowd when it comes to booking the job. Talent may be something an actor is born with, but confidence and professionalism are learned. Simon Longmore’s VADA is an excellent place to learn these skills.
Sean Milliken Sean Milliken Casting (Vancouver)
My name is Jackie Lind and I am a Canadian casting director based in Vancouver whom on several occasions have been invited by Simon Longmore to sit on a panel to judge VADA’s annual show case. I am always pleasantly surprised with the calibre of actors in this event. They are well trained, confident and passionate students. For many years I have known Simon Longmore as a gifted actor, and of late have had the opportunity to see him pass on his talent and wealth of experience to his students. I am always confident when I have the opportunity to call any of his students into my auditioning room that they will be well prepared, professional and focused. VADA is a great school and I would recommend to anyone!
Jackie Lind Jackie Lind Casting (Vancouver)
May 2014 ~ Vada is really great with exposing performers to the industry by having workshops and showcases and having casting directors and agents come and see their work. The free workshops are a wonderful opportunity for financially struggling actors to meet the teachers and decide which classes are right for them! They are also very inclusive and highly motivational workshops. Both students and faculty are very friendly and the atmosphere is quite supportive overall!!