Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Program Description

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera.

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 year of acting classes at VFS:

Your Physical Instrument

Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games.

Your Relationship with Yourself

Your first lessons allow you to shed inhibitions and build your courage to tackle everything from visual effects action stunts to intimate scenes.

Your Relationship with Other People

Expect your biggest creative breakthroughs to come during this intense and challenging few months full of Film and TV workshops.

You, Your Craft & The Business

You've got the talent and the know-how - so where's the audition? Your year is completed by the preparation of a professional portfolio as well as a Final Project "Location Shoot".

Start Dates:

  • January 5, 2015 Wait-list
  • March 2, 2015 Limited Seats Available
  • May 4, 2015

Program Requirements

Successful completion of VFS Acting Essentials program and an invitation from the Acting Faculty

  • OR -

Demonstrated post-secondary acting experience and a videotaped audition that meets Department standards.

Department Standards

Auditions may be submitted by either:

  • VHS (NTSC)
  • YouTube or similar link
  • Video posted on personal website

Please note that the audition must be specifically created for VFS according to the Content Requirements provided below and must be clearly identified as such. DVDs or VHS videotapes submitted will not be returned.

Content Requirements

The tape must be a maximum six minutes in length and must be in the following format:

  • State your name on camera
  • Demonstrate a contemporary monologue in less than one minute
  • Demonstrate a short contemporary scene (applicant should be on camera and the reader off camera) in less than one minute
  • If desired, provide a maximum one-minute demo of a special skill (e.g. singing, dance, physical action, etc.)
  • Provide answers to the following questions in a maximum of two minutes:

Why did you choose your audition pieces?

How long have you wanted to act?

Who inspired you to want to pursue an acting career?

What are your strengths & weaknesses as an actor?

If you can't be an actor, what would you choose to be?

Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2018
1 year
Full time
Canada - Vancouver, British Columbia
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