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.”
12 JanLet me preface by saying commitment is not dedication. There is a clear distinction between the two. Commitment is about the role you take on as an actor and the journey undertaken in giving yourself over to that rol... 16 DecIn acting school, you heard of this time and time again — “you need to listen”. That very essential thing. That quality that gets you the job. You have to listen. But not the active or loud listening where s...
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Oct 2014 ~ My experience at VADA has been truly wonderful. I recently took the Two Week Intensive in Oct ’14 and the teachers are extremely professional, and knowledgeable, they promote a safe place to grow and learn, and do not b.s. you about the hard work and dedication needed to pursue this path. This is an amazing community of passionate people who care about both their work and the development of their students. All of the teachers are actively working in the industry which allows you to get a good sense of what is involved and what is required of you. The people attending this school are equally amazing and you are continuously surrounded by dedicated and inspiring individuals. I would not hesitate at all to recommend this school to anyone. Amazing place!
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)
This course exceeded my expectations! I loved the feedback, variety and fast pace!
Sept 2014 ~ Since the first day I walked into VADA, the studio had a great energy about it. All of the people I’ve met here are wonderful. What I love most is not only how much I have learned in only a month, but how professional yet friendly the environment is here at VADA. Everyone is committed to what they are learning, but over time and with getting to know each other, it has also created a very relaxed environment to be in. VADA definitely brings in a great group of people to it’s school, along with a very kind and knowledgeable faculty, and I feel as though we are all able to learn and perform to our fullest potential in a safe environment. I am very happy to have found VADA and to be able to take part in the full time program, and I look forward to continuing to learn and have new experiences of success with a great group of people.
August 2014 ~ I’ve been taking the on-going camera audition classes at VADA and they are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m a trained actor with screen experience and these classes are perfect for keeping my skills honed and pushing myself between jobs. VADA founder Simon Longmore is currently running these classes and provides a very constructive, honest viewpoint; You’ll be challenged to bring your best to every class, and I feel that my best has improved every week because of it. Without question, this is a brilliant training environment for working actors.