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Get the Skills to Bring Your Auditions to Life

A student being recorded and learning the art of acting on camera
Improve your cold reading skills and gain a major confidence boost with our Audition Class

4-Week On Camera Audition Class in Vancouver, BC

This course offers actors with previous on-camera training a chance to sharpen their auditioning technique using a simulated audition submission format and understand the auditioning and casting process.

How do the classes work?

Students will select a scene from the scene database and make a self-tape performing the scene (using phone or video camera) and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo.

Week 1: Scene Review
During the first class, the instructor and students watch their scenes together with critique focusing both on self-tape setup and performance.

Week 2: In-Person Callbacks
Students work the same scene in person with the instructor, receive redirects in the room and shoot the scene a final time. This same process is then repeated with the remaining classes.

The aims in taking this approach are to ensure students are fully prepared and treating the class like a real audition; they are spending time working on the scene as much as possible, rather than wasting class time on dropped lines & retakes; students are learning how to improve the quality of their own self-tapes.

Note: Students need to purchase an SD card and bring it to the second class to record their scene and take it away with them.

Instructor: Maia (Knibb) Michaels IMDB

Maia Knibb (Michaels) is a lovely, warm and approachable instructor from Australia, who works both as an actress and Casting Assistant alongside a prominent Casting Director in Vancouver to select cast for shows filming in BC. She has previously lived and worked in Los Angeles, and has extensive experience in both theatre and film. With over 30 casting credits already to her name, Maia’s insight into the auditioning and casting process is invaluable and allows her students to gain a concrete understanding of how to create auditions that leave a strong impression on casting; do’s and dont’s in an audition; the selection process and build their awareness of what is currently happening with productions in BC.

When: Tuesday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
Next Start Date: February 28th-March 21st 
Cost: $250 (4 classes)

Learning from someone who actually works in casting and truly understands the auditioning and casting process makes all the difference in the world understanding my type as an actor, roles I should be going out for and how to prepare for my next chance in the room.
VADA Audition Student
Registration Information

  • No Application Fee is required
  • Applicants must be 17 years or older
  • Must have previously completed a Certificate or Diploma program at VADA (or completion of a comparable program, deemed so by VADA’s Artistic Director).

Note: “Comparable programs of study” will be considered provided there are a minimum of 3 months of full-time study in the areas of performing arts. Proof of this study will be evidenced by one of Certificate, Diploma, or Degree, copies of which will be placed in the prospective student’s file.

Admissions Interview

Full Tuition Payment (or 30% deposit to hold your seat, with full payment due upon first day of class)

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