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Professional Actor Development Program

Fine Tune Your Acting Skills and Learn How to Manage a Successful Career

Fine Tune Your Acting Skills and Learn How to Manage a Successful Career

As an actor you are your own business. VADA’s Professional Actor Development Program is designed to maintain the balance between career and craft. This three month course, Tuesday and Thursday evenings covers:

NOTE: Prerequisites, see below.

  • Goal Management– Set attainable timelines and create an action plan to reach those goals. Create a blueprint to take your career to the next level, whether that’s signing with an agent or facilitating your current agent in getting you in the casting room.
  • Biz of the Biz– Specificity is key in our industry. Simon Longmore himself, works alongside you to create a marketable brand for yourself.
  • Audition Technique– Thursday evenings will be spent with VADA’s Audition Guru, Craig March, to ensure that you will be on top of your game when you get into the room.
  • Scene Study- Simon Longmore directs you in a series of scenes from contemporary plays and films in order to flex your creative muscles to prepare you for your time on set.

Course Duration: 11 Weeks (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm)

Next Course Date: TBD
Course Fee: $850 + Tax (CDN)

*** PREREQUISITES: VADA Studios Dramatic Arts Diploma or equivalent. Professional acting resume & head shots ***

Please contact the office to register at 604-633-1525 or email us at

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My experience with the PDAM (Now Professional Actor Development program) course so far is phenomenal. Finishing up the 6 month program and now going directly into the post program has given me a great deal of confidence in my acting and auditioning ability.
Anthony Scardera

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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