Dramatic Arts Program Diploma 2
Advanced Acting Techniques & Development
Are you ready to take your acting to the next level? VADA’s Dramatic Arts Program Diploma 2 (DAP 2) builds upon the foundation of acting skills you develop during your initial study in our Dramatic Arts Program Diploma. Be ready to delve deeper into Scene Study & Text Analysis, Technique & Character Study to connect more closely with the character and build their individual personality; mannerisms, quirks, walk, speech, emotional responses, even the way they think while employing techniques from the masters of yesteryear such as, Stanislavski, Hagen, Adler, Alexander, Laban and others in a modern day application for Film & TV.
You’ll further build upon your On Camera Audition technique and learn about different genres of TV shows and films being shot at present that you may soon be auditioning for. On Camera Technical classes allow you to learn the process of how films are made and to create your own high quality content and self tapes with minimal resources. And finally, Voice classes teach how to organically connect and control your voice. while understanding concepts involved in voice-over work in creating a voice-over demo reel. If you have always had an obsession to learn all you can about acting, then DAP 2 is the perfect program to accomplish that goal.
As the third-largest film production center in North America, Vancouver is known as “Hollywood North”. There has never been a better time to pursue an acting career in Canada and, upon completion of your program, you’ll be in the perfect location to begin chasing your dream.
Next Start Dates:
September 8th, 2020 – March 5th, 2021
March 8th, 2021 – September 3rd, 2021
Become a Qualified Acting Professional
Our DAP 2 Diploma will provide you with the hands-on training, practical studio experience, and industry expertise it takes for you to become a confident acting professional. Students have two options for enrolment:
A) Apply to our Dramatic Arts Program Diploma (DAP), and after completion, enrol in DAP 2.
B) Apply to enroll in both our Dramatic Arts Program Diploma (DAP) & Dramatic Arts Program Diploma 2 (DAP 2) at the same time and complete both Diplomas as a one year study program.
Our curriculum is industry-driven, meaning you will learn all of the relevant skills and knowledge you need to start a successful acting career. Talent Agencies & Casting Directors (both here and in Hollywood) know about VADA and our strong reputation for developing well-prepared actors who understand the industry they are going into and are ready to audition. We assist you in the process of getting an agent by sending them your headshot and demo clips to view your work and make their decision about signing you.
Get the knowledge and training you need to pursue your passion! Skills include:
- Scene Study
- Text Analysis
- Character Study
- On-Camera Technical
- Voice Over
- And more!
NEW! In-House Voice Studio
Our newly constructed voice studio will give you the chance to learn the basics of voice acting and how to make characters leap off the page! Getting on the mic in our in-house sound booth will help you learn what it takes to be a successful voice-over actor.
Voice-over acting has grown into a widely recognized career path in acting. You will feel confident during your auditions because you will have the added bonus of training in a sound booth. For existing actors, voice acting may be an appealing new career path!
Book a Visit!
The best way to see if VADA is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our studio, meet with staff, students and instructors to get a true feel for what it’s like to be a part of the VADA actor community. Book a Tour Now or Get More Information.
Financial Aid is available for eligible Canadian and Permanent Residents who are enrolled in VADA’s full-time 6 Month DAP 2 Diploma and/or those wishing to take DAP and DAP 2 as one year program of study. International Students who have enrolled in our Full-Time DAP 2 Diploma are also eligible to apply for a Study Visa, which will allow them to work part-time off-campus and full-time during scheduled school breaks while attending the program.
VADA offers Scholarships for both domestic and international students. Learn more about eligibility conditions and Scholarship requirements.
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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Professional Actor? Find Out! Take the VADA “Acting Readiness Quiz”
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Start Your Acting Career Today…
Join VADA, no other school gives you better support to kickstart your career after graduation! If you’re ready to hone your professional acting skills then fill out the form on this page to receive more information! Or give us a call at 604-633-1525 to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable VADA Admissions Advisor today.