VFS’s signature programs and facilities are at the heart of a creative economy worth $3.4 billion in B.C. alone. From film production and 3D animation to game, digital, and VR/AR design, VFS is shaping the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. In 2019, VFS alumni were credited on 17 of the 20 highest grossing films and on 6 of the 10 best-selling video games worldwide, in a global industry set to generate US$2.3 trillion in revenues in 2020.
Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire Acting industry. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kinds of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.
An Acting for Film & Television VFS Education
In 12 months you will graduate with:
- A diploma in Acting for Film & Television
- Video of your class's projects, professional headshots, and a promotional package highlighting your acting work
- Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board
- A graduation launch on CastingWorkbook.com, including a one-year membership
Acting core principles. Begin the mental, physical, and emotional preparation necessary to enter into the craft of acting.
On camera. Experience the technical and creative demands of television auditions.
TV audition techniques. Expand your range and presence through improv and advanced skills to master any audition.
Special skills + special FX. Discover the demands of sitcom acting, and the special skills necessary for motion capture, green screen, and heightened dramas.
We develop your Voice Acting skills with on-the-mic training. Exploring Animation, ADR Voice Coaching sessions will further encourage ease and range in your voice to prepare you for the demands of feature film auditions.
Final project shoot. Shoot your film project and promo reel in studio to showcase your talents, and learn how to find an agent and drive your own career.
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You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.
Upload your audition to a video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, a personal website, etc) and send a link to the school.
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.
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?
See this video on How to Submit a Self Tape
When you talk to your Advisor, let them know that you've completed the Essentials program and they will put a copy of your diploma in your file for you.
While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Acting industry, and spend a lot of hands-on time creating professional-quality work. And, nothing is a greater testament to the incomparable industry resources and career preparation that define VFS’s education model, than the top quality work our students produce. Here, a portfolio of outstanding work is just the beginning. Just take a look.
VFS doesn’t just teach you about the industry, it IS the industry. With veteran instructors, mentors and an education Advisory Board recruited straight from the professional world, we are able to constantly update our award-winning curriculum to keep up with an ever-evolving industry. Plus, students also have lots of opportunities to connect and network with industry leaders during special workshop sessions, training presentations, and industry social events hosted by VFS.
Your year in Acting for Film & Television puts you in close contact with students in a host of other VFS programs, from writers and filmmakers to makeup artists and sound designers. This downtown training facility features near round-the-clock access to rehearsal space, computers, and everything you need to perform at your best. You'll also be surrounded by the city's best cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions – not to mention some of the leading film and television production studios.
We're here to help you submit an application that best reflects your abilities, and gives you the best chance of being accepted. We've helped thousands of people complete a single year at VFS by answering questions like these:
- What does VFS look for in an application?
- Can I apply if I haven't met all the requirements yet?
- What does this part of the application form mean?
- How much does my program cost?
- Can I pay in installments?
- How much will I need for living expenses in Vancouver?
- How do I get to Vancouver?
- Where will I live in Vancouver?
- Do I need a visa?
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