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Professional Actor Development Program

Get the Skills to Enhance Your Acting Career

As an actor, you quickly realize that you are your own business. VADA’s Professional Actor Development Course is designed to understand the balance of how to self-manage your career while developing your acting skill. As much as many actors focus on the craft of acting, many fall short on the business side of it. The Professional Actor Development Course provides guidance, effective tools, develops action plans and discipline to help motivate and inspire actors, while furthering your scene study and auditioning skills.

The aim of the course is to help guide the actor to achieving his/her own goals. While the tools and techniques are nothing new, the combination of how they are presented in a fresh new perspective helps artists to gain a better grasp of running their own business with the intention of getting more acting work.

Goal Setting: You’ll learn to set achievable goals, attainable timelines and create an action plan to reach those goals to take your career to the next level. As an actor, you need to create a blueprint, whether that’s signing with an agent or facilitating your current agent in getting you in the casting room.

Understanding the Business: Specificity is key in our industry. In order to attain success you need to understand how to create a marketable brand for yourself and how to market your brand to the industry.

Audition Technique– Classes spent on auditioning will sharpen your on camera audition skills to ensure that you will be on top of your game when you get into the room.

Scene Study- You will be directed in a series of scenes from contemporary plays and films in order to flex your creative muscles to prepare you for your time on set.

*Requirement for registration: Must have taken PACE 2 or Diploma Program at VADA Studios or equivalent

"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. VADA is an excellent place to learn these skills."

Sean Milliken - Casting Director, Sean Milliken Casting

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Upcoming Course Dates

Date: April 3 - May 22, 2024 (Wednesdays)

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Instructor: Simon Longmore

Fee: $500.00 (CDN)

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