Course - Acting Essentials

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Program Description

Course - Acting Essentials

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline and is tailored to prepare students to enter our full-time Acting program.

What You Will Learn

Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your four months as an acting student at VFS:


You will gain an understanding of the benefits of a physical warm-up that includes exercises, voice and body work, and improvisation games.


Your first lessons allow you to build your confidence as you study the core techniques of good performance.

Camera & Audition

At VFS, the focus is on preparing actors for the camera, from your very first audition to the last take of the day on a major film shoot.

Start Dates:

  • January 5, 2015
  • March 2, 2015
  • May 4, 2015

You Graduate With:

  • A Certificate in Acting Essentials.
  • The opportunity to apply to the VFS Full Time Acting program.
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board.

Program Requirements

No program-specific entrance requirements. All you need is a passion for acting and the arts, a strong desire to express yourself and tell stories through performance, and a willingness to collaborate with peers and instructors. Acting Essentials is ideal for those who feel a need to expand their foundation as an Actor and for those without a portfolio sufficient to gain entrance into VFS' one-year Professional Acting program.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
4 months
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
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