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Get the Skills to Improve Your Scene Techniques

Two women emotively performing a scene on stage
Zero your focus in on subtle emotions and subtext with our Ongoing Scene Study class

8-Week Ongoing Scene Study Course in Vancouver, BC

This course is where acting becomes a reality. Learn script analysis techniques, explore layers of subtext, underlying emotions, blocking, story analysis, use of voice and dialogue exercises to help actors learn to breakdown scenes on their own and make choices that serve the story and achieve a higher level of believability in their acting. Classes focus on TV & Film scenes as well as classics. 

Classes involve being assigned a scene partner, then learning and developing a scene over a period of 4 weeks. Each week the instructor will focus on different aspects of the scene in providing valuable feedback. In the last class (8th Class), students are encouraged to invite up to two friends to come to VADA and watch a LIVE PERFORMANCE of one of the scenes they’ve been working on!

PLEASE NOTE: Those looking to take part in Scene Study classes are required to have previous on camera acting experience and strong English communication skills. Students must be dedicated and attend regularly and be well prepared for each class.

NEXT Start Date:

4 Week Session: Wednesdays, starting June 14th, 2023 – July 5th, 2023 (6-9pm)

8 Week Session: Wednesdays, starting June 14th, 2023 – Aug 2nd, 2023 (6-9pm)

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Shields

Time: 6pm-9pm

Course Fee: $238.10 + Tax   = $250.00 (For 4 Weeks) or  $461.90 + Tax = $485.00 (For 8 Weeks) CDN

On Camera Scene Study 

(8 week session)

Students learn script analysis techniques, emotional prep, blocking, business, story analysis, and use of voice through dialogue exercises to help learn how to breakdown scenes on their own and achieve a higher level of believability in their acting.

Classes involve being assigned a scene partner and working together to learn and develop a scene over a period of four weeks with the instructor focusing on different aspects of the scene in providing valuable feedback.

in the 4th and 8th weeks, the scene is shot for feedback about adjustments that need to be made when putting it on camera with regard to working with lighting, camera angles and close ups.

NEXT Start Date:

8 Week Session: TBD

INSTRUCTOR: Simon Longmore

Time: 6pm-9pm

Tuition: $461.90 + Tax = $485.00 (For 8 Weeks) CDN

To Register:
The tools and techniques that you are taught are invaluable to honing your acting skills and developing your career. Attention and time are given to each actor to ensure that they receive the most out of their experience and become more confident in their abilities. I am very glad that I made the decision to attend VADA and I am excited to go to class every week. Thanks VADA!
Aleisha Smith - Ongoing Scene Study Alumni
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)

Applicants may apply online or in person (please contact the school to book an appointment if applying in person).

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.

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