VAD Arts is a fully accredited school that trains actors for careers in film & TV.
WE GET IT.
You’ve known for a long time you want a career in film and TV. It’s your passion. But you’re not quite sure how or where to start.
NOW is the time, and VAD Arts is the place!
Our signature Acting for Film & TV Diploma Program is a full-time, 8-month intensive acting development program fully designated by the provincial and federal governments, and is StudentAid BC approved. You receive rigorous training that will prepare you for the camera and the stage. Graduate equipped with a diploma, professional headshots, audition demo reel, CV, voiceover demo’s, and the skills and confidence to launch your professional acting career in film, television, or theatre.
There is a huge interest and demand for film actors in BC — film production is at an all-time high. With VAD Art’s excellent reputation, strong curriculum and experienced faculty, your future in film and TV looks bright!
“Any person looking to embark on a career as an actor would do well to study with Joe. He has the ability to understand and engage with actors in pragmatic language. He is able to shape each individual actor by holding them accountable to the work, while coaxing the best of who they are to come out and play in a safe environment. He is able to do this with a profound respect and love that very few acting coaches have. The knowledge that Joe passed on to me provided me with a strong foundation as an actor. To this day, any discovery I make in this art form has the fingerprints of Joe’s guidance and coaching.”, “Cosmopolis”, “Crash and Burn”, “The Listener”
“Joe is without question the finest teacher I have had in my entire life. His way of teaching can be intensely personal, but never invasive. How does he do that? I think I speak for all of us when I say that working with him has been a profoundly transformational experience. Thank you, Joe.”, Multi-award-winning theatre artist, Vancouver
“Graham McDonald’s style is like no other. He has the precision of a surgeon in his direction, and with his hands-on style, has the ability to completely reroute a scene, leaving the actors with a depth of understanding of themselves and their characters.”, Actor, Victoria