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On Camera Acting Intensive Certificate 1

The On Camera Acting Intensive is an optimal program for committed actors who are looking to deeply engage with the course material

Take your Acting to a Professional Level Rapidly

Formally known as the Two-Week Intensive, the On Camera Acting Intensive is similar to the Intro to Acting Certificate curriculum as the Intro to Acting class, however it is full-time. Full-time training gets faster results and is recommended for more committed actors. This course is almost twice the amount of class hours as the ITA, so you get more practice and skill-development time.

Next start dates: TBD

Monday – Fridays 10:00am-3:00pm 

Course Fee: $825.00 + tax (CDN)

This course is especially recommended for beginners and those with a theatre background looking to start in film. Don’t be fooled by the word “intro”! It’s an intro to the professional level of on-camera acting. So, for those of you with previous training in high school drama, university theatre or introductory film classes/workshops, this course is for you! This is where you learn VADA’s techniques and basics, covering all areas of film acting. Missing out on this foundation can stunt your growth in our more advanced classes or leave holes in your training.

We start with text analysis, breaking down the script and preparing your material. You work with scenes while getting into emotions and characters. You will learn the elements of a scene such as beats, transition of power, and high/low status. Then we film your work and show you camera technique and the technical aspect of acting on set for the camera. Next, you learn how to audition for Film/TV roles, on-camera cold reads and audition room etiquette. Commercial auditions are also part of the audition component.

Included in the On Camera Acting Intensive is an intro to the business side of things. You will learn more about the industry including; headshots, building your resume and sending out those packages to agents!

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I did the Two Weeks Intensive and loved it. I learned so much more than I ever thought possible in just 2 weeks. Simon the owner/teacher and all his staff are truly amazing. They do all they can to help you with your goals. Doing the TWI really helped and confirmed that I am meant for acting. I had such a great time at VADA that I registered for the full-time program. I highly suggest this course and school to anyone who wants to be an actor/actress. Whether you have taken a course or not there is so much to learn at VADA.
Jessica Marie Simard
Registration Information

  • No Application Fee is required
  • No Audition required
  • Applicants must be 17 years or older

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Applicants may apply online or in person (please contact the school to book an appointment if applying in person).

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