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On-Camera Acting Skills and Training

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Film & TV Acting is very different from theatre, learn how to act on camera with this 8-week Certificate

 8-Week Intro to Acting: PACE 1 Program in Vancouver, BC

PACE 1 stands for Pro Actor Core Essentials 1. PACE 1 is an Intro to Acting class for beginners (or those with a theatre background who are looking to cross over into film and television). This class introduces actors to the professional level of on-camera acting. This is where you learn VADA’s techniques and basics for all areas of film and TV acting. Missing out on this foundation can stunt your growth in our more advanced classes or leave holes in your training, so it is essential that you start with the fundamentals.

This class will give you a taste of what it takes to be a professional actor. We start with audition etiquette, commercial auditions and on-camera cold reads while building you up to larger actor roles for film and television over the 8 weeks. You will also get an introduction to scene study, where you will practice getting into characters and exploring emotions using script analysis techniques. These scenes are filmed to show proper camera techniques as well as technical aspects of acting on camera. Graduates of this course will come away feeling much more comfortable acting on camera.

Once you have completed this course, you are eligible to continue on to Intro to Acting: PACE 2 where you will expand upon the techniques and skills learned in PACE 1 including a more in-depth look at scene study and how to get an agent. 

NEXT Start Date:  Sundays, March 5th, 2023 – April 30th, 2023


TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course Fee: $547.62 + tax = $575.00(CDN)

Just completed the Pace 1 evening program and had a fantastic time! We learned about the differences between acting for commercials and films. Tips and tricks to analyze and hone our skills, and how to give an 'honest' performance. How to prepare, and what to look for when studying a scene. We practised and learned our lines, getting an opportunity to work or several styles of acting. I felt a huge pang of sadness when I realized that the course was ending. Especially with the reasonable price point. It was definitely the right choice! I can't wait to start Pace 2!!
Steve Kelly - Intro to Acting PACE 1 & 2 Graduate
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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