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Intro to Acting: PACE 1

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

Transition From Theatre to On-Camera Acting

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:  Wednesday, January 6th – February 24th, 2021
NEXT Start Date:  Sundays, January 10th – March 7th, 2021 (no class Feb. 14th)
TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course Fee: $520.00 + tax (CDN)

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I am just completing the Part Time Intro to Acting course. It is awesome. Absolutely awesome!! It is so awesome in fact, I have already signed up for the On going Scene Study Class. The teachers here are all working actors and really have their fingers on the pulse. Simon has a fantastic rapport with the students. Intuitive, professional, yet down to earth, he makes the whole learning experience fun, whilst imparting a wealth of his knowledge of the craft of acting. VADA also gives all the info required to actually market yourself as an actor. How to audition, headshot contacts and how to get an agent etc. The passion for acting and for the student's success can be felt as soon as you step into the building and chat to anyone. I had tried another school prior to VADA, but for me, it just didn't hit the mark. Vada Studios ticked all the boxes. If you truly want to pursue a career in acting and don't know where to start, give VADA a call, or just pop in. You will not be disappointed. Top Notch!!
Paul Martin - Intro to Acting 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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