Get the Skills To Be a Professional Actor
If you’re driven to perform and ready to invest in your future as a professional actor, you owe it to yourself to consider Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA).
Each VADA instructor is a working professional with years of experience in the industry. We know exactly what it takes to make it in this business, so you get the intensive practical training, real-world techniques and career building skills and it takes to succeed.
Over 80% of VADA students achieve placement on an agent’s roster within 3 months of graduation. That means you’ll be going to auditions for paid professional jobs in a very short time.
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Do your research. Once you look around, you will see that VADA will be at the top of your list for actor training. Our success rate of working, fulfilled graduates is so high, you’ll want to give yourself the best chances for success.
“Vada has helped me gain the skills to be confident. Now I can follow my dream and work as an actor.”
21 MayAs someone who trains actors everyday I see a very common mistake. No sacrifice. These people feel they can come in, take a few classes and become an actor. Most of the time, they fail, but not because of lack of oppo... 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...
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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!
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.
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
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)
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.