Financial Aid – Funding Your Education

VADA Student speaking with a Financial Aid Advisor
VADA Admissions Counsellors will help guide you through the Student Aid process

Get Support to Help Fund Your Acting Education

At VADA we know it can be difficult to finance your education. Our supportive Admissions Advisors will help you explore financial options that fit your circumstance. We are here to assist you.

We are an accredited institution. That means if you plan to take the Full-time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma you are eligible to apply for student loans, and may receive financial aid, if you qualify. 

VADA is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI #0212566030007) by the BC Government’s Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and have earned the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) from the Government of British Columbia.

Eligibility for Student Aid BC

Our 6 Month Dramatic Arts Program Diploma is eligible for Canadian and Permanent Residents to apply for student financial aid loans. Learn more about Student Aid BC.

Eligibility for Study Visa – International Students

Our Full-time Dramatic Arts Program Diploma is 24 weeks (plus 2 weeks break) making it a total of 26 weeks (6 months) in length. Full-time international students enrolled at Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) can apply for a study visa which will allow them to work part time off campus and full time during scheduled school breaks. In order to be eligible to do this, you must be enrolled in a program of study at least 6 months in length. As a result, our program allows for students to work part time during their studies. Learn more about Study Permits.

Simon Longmore and the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts offer an impressive curriculum for the beginning as well as the professional actor. I have found my experiences with the actors at the Academy to be extremely positive. The caliber of student and the growth they have shown, as well as the opportunities to meet and work with professionals in the industry makes VADA a training facility worthy of consideration.
Paul Weber - Former in house casting director for MGM Worldwide
Paul Weber - Former in house casting director for MGM Worldwide

Have More Questions?

For additional information about Financial Aid and to see if you qualify, Contact Us or give us a call at 604-633-1525 and an Admissions Advisor will help answer your questions.