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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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!
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)
In my dealings with Simon, I have always found him to be extremely professional, enthusiastic and hardworking. I have always been very impressed with the caliber of his students.
Coreen Mayrs Coreen Mayrs Casting Inc. (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)
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.