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!
Do you want to improved your actors toolkit — or try something new and exciting? Then you should check out our popular part-time acting classes. You could join our illustrious group of alumni working in the Film & TV Industry — you could get your start at VAD Arts! Want more information?
EXPERIENCE VAD ARTS
What’s acting school like? Find out by auditing one of our part-time Acting for Film & TV classes — for FREE. We invite you to attend a class and observe students and faculty at work. You can ask questions, get more information and decide if actor training is right for you.
“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