Dramatic Arts Diploma Program
Get the Skills to Become a Professional Actor
Our Dramatic Arts Program (DAP) is an emotional, comprehensive and intensive six month, full-time diploma course. Its purpose is to give students a solid foundation of acting principles and is designed to challenge actors to achieve their highest potential. Tools learned during this acting diploma 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.
Next Start Dates:
September 1st, 2020 – February 26th, 2021
Become a Qualified Acting Professional
Our Dramatic Arts Program will provide you with the hands-on training, practical studio experience, and industry expertise it takes for you to become a confident acting professional, all in one acting diploma.
Our program and facilities are of optimal quality. Plus, VADA’s student-centred approach gives you plenty of opportunity for interactive, activity-based learning.
Get the knowledge and training you need to pursue your passion! Skills include:
- • Text & Script Analysis
- • Improvisation
- • Character Analysis & Development
- • Standard American Dialect
- • Camera Tech
- • Career Planning & Goal Setting
- • Set Etiquette & Terminology
- • Getting an Agent
- • Monologues
- • Headshots & Resumes
- • TV & Film Cold Read Auditions
- • Audition Reel Projects
- • On & Off Camera
- • Casting Director Seminar
- • Commercial Auditions
The best way to see if VADA is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, meet with students and instructors and get a true feel for what it’s like to be a part of the VADA community. Book a Tour Now or Get More Information.
Hollywood Field Trip – We Fly You to LA!
As part of the Dramatic Arts Program you are invited to experience a 4-day intensive trip were you will have the chance to meet with casting directors, film & TV producers, and other industry professionals to gain valuable information on being an actor in LA. This field trip (airfare and accommodations) is included in your tuition at no extra cost.
Financial Aid is available for eligible Canadian and Permanent Residents who are enrolled in VADA’s full-time 6 Month Dramatic Arts Program. International Students who have enrolled in our Full-Time Dramatic Arts Program 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.
- Luvia Petersen
Continuum, The 100, Dead Rising 2
- Alex Barima
Supernatural, Travellers, The Returned, Truth & Lies
- Jenna Romanin
Bates Motel, Olympus, iZombie, Second Chance
- Eduard Witzke
What’s Up Warthogs?
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Professional Actor? Find Out! Take the VADA “Acting Readiness Quiz”
The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career so you can make an informed decision about your future. It takes just a few minutes! Get Your Acting Readiness score now >>
Acting Diploma Course Curriculum
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.