Considering Acting School?
Here are some things you’ll need to think about:
1. Full-time Acting for Film & TV Diploma Program vs. part-time classes
- If you want to immerse yourself in the experience, full-time programs provide the intensity and curriculum to prepare you as an actor. You are throwing yourself into acting 100%. At university you need to take non-acting electives, and study for multiple years to graduate. At VAD Arts you get 5 days a week for 8 months of acting classes. If you want to be prepared for a career as a working actor what better way then to live it for 8 months? Part-time programs are an excellent choice if you’re looking for specific skills or aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit to a full-time program.
- There are a number of factors that influence the cost of a program, many that have little to do with the quality of instruction. A priority should always be to make sure a school offers top quality instructors with appropriate backgrounds (regardless of cost).
3. Class Size and Faculty
- Smaller class sizes are definitely favourable as they offer a better learning experience and will result in dramatically more personal attention. The quality, curriculum, and experience of the faculty counts for a lot. Having the time and space for direct in class training with a great instructor is priceless.
Here’s a comparison of our diploma program with other British Columbia acting schools:
- Vancouver Film School: Acting for Film and Television (Diploma Program), $20,500
- Vancouver Institute of Media Arts: Arts (Diploma Program), $19,750
- Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts: Acting for Film and Theatre (Diploma Program), $13,000 (16 students per session)
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