Call 250-580-2588 or contact us to find out more about your potential future in Film & TV.
We’d love to have you join our illustrious group of alumni. Our full time programs will prepare you for your journey into Film & TV or you can hone your skills with our part time programs.
Want to get a taste of what life is like at VADARTS? Come join us for one of our free, high energy classes and experience it firsthand.
We Get It
You’ve known for a long time you want to develop a career in Film & TV. It’s your passion. But you’re not quite sure how best to get there.
Our signature Acting Career Training Program is an 8-month intensive acting development program.
Receive rigorous training that will prepare you for the camera and the stage. Graduate equipped with a diploma, professional headshots, audition demo reel, and the skills and confidence to launch your professional acting career in film, television, or theatre.
Reflections from the 2015 Full Time Grad Class
“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