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Canada's #1 TV and Film Acting Academy

Vancouver's #1 Acting Program

As this course assists you in developing a toolkit of skills to excel in this ever-evolving industry, your education will constantly be put to the test. Working in partnership with our sister company, New Image Entertainment, you will be provided with the opportunity to audition, prepare and deliver performances on professional film shoots

In a total of three productions, experience the realities of filmmaking in a supportive and rewarding environment. As you enter the industry, these IMDB credits will act as the basis of your professional resume

The accomplishments of the NIC Acting alumni speak for themselves. This award-winning student body will continue to shine. We challenge you to join the next generation.

“This program meant everything to me, they welcomed me with open arms and taught me how to know who I am as a person. I wouldn’t be where I am today without New Image. I was taught by teachers that work in the Industry themselves this is priceless. NIC got me an agent and I booked a TV series lead 4 months after finishing school. DREAM’s really do come true, always follow your dream and don’t be afraid to go for it.” 

Guilherme Babilonia – Brazil
NIC Film Acting Conservatory Co-op Graduate

“To reach a dream it takes hard work, dedication and a fearlessness to undertake a path that everyone else finds too difficult. Once you get there you will be sore, battered and bruised. However, you’ll be among the few that can say they truly do something they love.”  

Dakota Daulby – Canada
NIC Film Acting Conservatory Graduate

“This program meant everything to me, they welcomed me with open arms and taught me how to know who I am as a person. I wouldn’t be where I am today without New Image. I was taught by teachers that work in the Industry themselves this is priceless. NIC got me an agent and I booked a TV series lead 4 months after finishing school. DREAM’s really do come true, always follow your dream and don’t be afraid to go for it.” 

Guilherme Babilonia – Brazil
NIC Film Acting Conservatory Co-op Graduate

“To reach a dream it takes hard work, dedication and a fearlessness to undertake a path that everyone else finds too difficult. Once you get there you will be sore, battered and bruised. However, you’ll be among the few that can say they truly do something they love.”  

Dakota Daulby – Canada
NIC Film Acting Conservatory Graduate

Film Acting Conservatory

Courses included in this program and hours

Text Analysis – 80 Hours

In this course, students will learn how to uncover the meaning behind the written word, focusing on how to be specific with character’s intentions, and how to bring reality into the fictitious worlds that artists create.

Movement, Voice & Speech – 100 Hours

This course is designed to develop in students an appreciation, understanding and practical approach to movement, voice, and speech as key tools necessary to the actor’s work.
Students will learn how to embody the physical and vocal demands of the character.

Scene Study – 240 Hours

Designed as a foundation course for an actor’s core craft‐training, this course aims to further explore and expand on students’ basic acting skills. Areas covered include voice/body awareness and development, script analysis, interpreting vs. creating, preparation and development of a role, improvisation, historical perspectives of the actor’s craft and art and a comprehensive exploration of the popular techniques and theories created by the renowned Russian actor/director Constantin Stanislavski and others.

On-Camera Acting – 80 Hours

This course will cover the beginning elements of film acting. It will address set terminology, film acting technique, and the physical demands of film acting. This module is designed to build on the previous module of scene study, encompassing script analysis, and relaxation techniques. By taking part in the filmmaking aspect of the class, students will gain a better understanding of how a story gets told through a camera. They will develop a sensitivity to the other collaborators involved in the process and they will gain valuable technical experience with the various tasks involved in a film or TV shoot.

Action for Actors – 60 Hours

This physically demanding course is designed to prepare the actor to perform stage fights, participate in creating fight sequences, perform in actor action in films and TV, and to provide an orientation into the world of stunts. Fitness, conditioning, physical preparation, injury prevention, flexibility, chorography, and movement technique are an integral part of staged action and a central component of this course.

Camera Project – 140 Hours

The Camera Project course consists of an intensive group project involving choosing a script or scripts, assigning roles and crew positions, and filming the various scenes with a Digital Camera. Students will perform all the functions of the filmmaking process to prepare students of for their upcoming Graduation Project.

On-Camera Graduation Project – 100 Hours

On-Camera Graduation Project is the ultimate film-acting test. Students will be required to use all the various disciplines that they have been trained in thus far. While being guided by a professional film director, students will experience the pressure and demand of a film shoot schedule. This project will allow students to develop a screen presence through their work with professional film equipment. This project will be used to contribute to the students’ final film portfolio.

Theatre 1 – 160 Hours

This course continues to prepare the acting student for the professional world of acting. It is one of three full live theatre productions. Students will learn to memorizing lines, perform intricate stage blocking, pull off lightning-fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance!

Theatre 2 – 380 Hours

This course continues to prepare the acting student for the professional world of acting. It is the second and third of three full live theatre productions. The student will continue their studies in structure and dramaturgy. Theatre 2 is comprised of two separate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of the last term. Students will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities they have refined. Students will further expand and improve upon acting training mastering the dramatic structure, stage directions, and deliver riveting performances in parts large and small.Students will present role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Auditions/Showcase – 80 Hours

To win the part, students first must audition effectively. In this course, students will master audition and cold read techniques. The focus will be on various forms of TV and movies, and how to effectively prepare and audition for these roles, given the parameters students will have to face.

Demo Reels – 160 Hours

In this film acting class, students will be creating filmed scenes designed to demonstrate their range and abilities. The student will gain a greater understanding of the many elements involved in film production. The scenes will then be uploaded onto Vimeo for the students download.

Advanced Film Project – 380 Hours

Through the course of your training, students will take part in a short film production by New Image Entertainment. For an emerging actor, it is a necessity to experience firsthand what it is like to go through the casting process, makeup tests, wardrobe, table reads, rehearsals, on-set performing and ultimately to join the movie industry! The result will be the type of confidence that can only be learned through on-set performance. Students will also gain an IMDb credit.

Film Acting Conservatory

Courses included in this program and hours

Text Analysis – 80 Hours

In this course, students will learn how to uncover the meaning behind the written word, focusing on how to be specific with character’s intentions, and how to bring reality into the fictitious worlds that artists create.

Movement, Voice & Speech – 100 Hours

This course is designed to develop in students an appreciation, understanding and practical approach to movement, voice, and speech as key tools necessary to the actor’s work.
Students will learn how to embody the physical and vocal demands of the character.

Scene Study – 240 Hours

Designed as a foundation course for an actor’s core craft‐training, this course aims to further explore and expand on students’ basic acting skills. Areas covered include voice/body awareness and development, script analysis, interpreting vs. creating, preparation and development of a role, improvisation, historical perspectives of the actor’s craft and art and a comprehensive exploration of the popular techniques and theories created by the renowned Russian actor/director Constantin Stanislavski and others.

On-Camera Acting – 80 Hours

This course will cover the beginning elements of film acting. It will address set terminology, film acting technique, and the physical demands of film acting. This module is designed to build on the previous module of scene study, encompassing script analysis, and relaxation techniques. By taking part in the filmmaking aspect of the class, students will gain a better understanding of how a story gets told through a camera. They will develop a sensitivity to the other collaborators involved in the process and they will gain valuable technical experience with the various tasks involved in a film or TV shoot.

Action for Actors – 60 Hours

This physically demanding course is designed to prepare the actor to perform stage fights, participate in creating fight sequences, perform in actor action in films and TV, and to provide an orientation into the world of stunts. Fitness, conditioning, physical preparation, injury prevention, flexibility, chorography, and movement technique are an integral part of staged action and a central component of this course.

Camera Project – 140 Hours

The Camera Project course consists of an intensive group project involving choosing a script or scripts, assigning roles and crew positions, and filming the various scenes with a Digital Camera. Students will perform all the functions of the filmmaking process to prepare students of for their upcoming Graduation Project.

On-Camera Graduation Project – 100 Hours

On-Camera Graduation Project is the ultimate film-acting test. Students will be required to use all the various disciplines that they have been trained in thus far. While being guided by a professional film director, students will experience the pressure and demand of a film shoot schedule. This project will allow students to develop a screen presence through their work with professional film equipment. This project will be used to contribute to the students’ final film portfolio.

Theatre 1 – 160 Hours

This course continues to prepare the acting student for the professional world of acting. It is one of three full live theatre productions. Students will learn to memorizing lines, perform intricate stage blocking, pull off lightning-fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance!

Theatre 2 – 380 Hours

This course continues to prepare the acting student for the professional world of acting. It is the second and third of three full live theatre productions. The student will continue their studies in structure and dramaturgy. Theatre 2 is comprised of two separate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of the last term. Students will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities they have refined. Students will further expand and improve upon acting training mastering the dramatic structure, stage directions, and deliver riveting performances in parts large and small.Students will present role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Auditions/Showcase – 80 Hours

To win the part, students first must audition effectively. In this course, students will master audition and cold read techniques. The focus will be on various forms of TV and movies, and how to effectively prepare and audition for these roles, given the parameters students will have to face.

Demo Reels – 160 Hours

In this film acting class, students will be creating filmed scenes designed to demonstrate their range and abilities. The student will gain a greater understanding of the many elements involved in film production. The scenes will then be uploaded onto Vimeo for the students download.

Advanced Film Project – 380 Hours

Through the course of your training, students will take part in a short film production by New Image Entertainment. For an emerging actor, it is a necessity to experience firsthand what it is like to go through the casting process, makeup tests, wardrobe, table reads, rehearsals, on-set performing and ultimately to join the movie industry! The result will be the type of confidence that can only be learned through on-set performance. Students will also gain an IMDb credit.

Admission Information

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  • Tuition and Fees

Applying to your favourite school for a career you have always dreamed of is exciting! A New Image advisor is just an email or phone call away to assist you with questions and help make the process achievable. Your application is assessed by the people that will be there every step of the way during your education journey and have your best interests in mind.

Please select the program date, review the admission requirements and fill out the application form. A New Image advisor will be calling you to get to know you better, discuss your goals, expectations, admissions and registration procedures within 48 hours.

Domestic Tuition Fee: $28,900 CAD
International Tuition Fee: $44,000 CAD

 
Domestic Application Fee:
$50 CAD
International Application Fee: $1,000 CAD 

 
Materials / Supplies / Textbook Fee:
Included (Scripts – Value: $500 CAD) 

 
Total (Domestic):
$28,950 CAD
Total (International): $45,000 CAD

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