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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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!!
Oct 2014 ~ Kathy offers a space in which you can be completely free to act, ask and express yourself. She has the ability to bring amazing things out in you. She assists you in connecting to the material. The class is so much fun and I would highly recommend it.
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!
July 2014 ~ I was told by some crew about VADA. . So I took their two week intensive course. It was awesome! All the teachers were wonderful and share their knowledge. I was encouraged and did some acting that I never knew I could. I received great direction. I liked it so much that I am coming back for more courses! I feel very confident that through this school . . I will become by best.
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.