Canada's #1 TV and Film Acting Academy

TV & FILM ACTING

In the Film Acting Conservatory two-year program, the student will be guided through a journey of self-exploration and uncover acting techniques that will allow them master the craft of Film and Television performing. In each block, you will be prepared for the challenges of the next course ahead as every module of work intensifies and builds upon the latter. This is an inspiring and life-changing acting course, it allows students to develop skills necessary to carve out a career in acting by experiencing the entire scope of performing, from live performance in the theatre to acting in an advanced film project.

Become a TV and Film Actor

Theatre

Through the course of two years you will complete 3 full plays. Learn to memorize hundreds of lines, intricate stage blocking, lightning fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance! Performing with your ensemble in front of an audience of family, friends and industry professionals is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have as an actor!

Movement, Voice & Speech

A King moves, talks and acts differently than a peasant. This module will teach you how to embody the physical and vocal demands of our characters. You will develop an awareness and relaxation, and will encourage you take bold chances with your characterization. For a character to become alive, you have to fearlessly free them from the page.

Movement, Voice & Speech

A King moves, talks and acts differently than a peasant. This module will teach you how to embody the physical and vocal demands of our characters. You will develop an awareness and relaxation, and will encourage you take bold chances with your characterization. For a character to become alive, you have to fearlessly free them from the page.

Theatre

Through the course of two years you will complete 3 full plays. Learn to memorize hundreds of lines, intricate stage blocking, lightning fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance! Performing with your ensemble in front of an audience of family, friends and industry professionals is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have as an actor!

  

 

 

  

  

Action for Actors

Being capable and unafraid of stunts is a key tool in an actor’s repertoire. Action for actors will help you become familiar with industry safety procedures and equipment. We will teach you the difference between real fighting and film fighting, how to create choreography, how to move slower for camera while keeping the intensity, how to fall properly, and use prop weapons like guns, knives, and more!

  

  

On Camera Acting Project

Sets use a language of their own. We will teach you how to understand industry terminology, on-set etiquette, key crew positions, how to perform script analysis, to hit your marks, and how lens sizes affect performance. We will also practice executing blocking while doing on-camera scene work.

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

Action for Actors

Being capable and unafraid of stunts is a key tool in an actor’s repertoire. Action for actors will help you become familiar with industry safety procedures and equipment. We will teach you the difference between real fighting and film fighting, how to create choreography, how to move slower for camera while keeping the intensity, how to fall properly, and use prop weapons like guns, knives, and more!

  

 

 

  

  

On Camera Acting Project

Sets use a language of their own. We will teach you how to understand industry terminology, on-set etiquette, key crew positions, how to perform script analysis, to hit your marks, and how lens sizes affect performance. We will also practice executing blocking while doing on-camera scene work.

Demo Reels

A demo reel is an actor’s business card. This class is the beginning of your professional reel, which will develop, enhance and grow through your career. We will perform a range of scenes to showcase your capabilities. You will use these clips as a calling card for agents and casting directors to see the best and most unique aspects of you!

Scene Study

Scene study is an ongoing process that should never stop. You will study and perform iconic scenes, while applying all the techniques you learned thus far. We will teach you how to transform your living and breathing characters into three-dimensional human beings through tactics, objectives and scene-partner work.

Audition

To win the part, you first have to audition effectively. In this module, you will master audition and cold read techniques, and perform in front of agents, casting directors and industry professionals. NIC brings agents from all across the city who are in search of new and up-and-coming talents like yourself!

Text Analysis

In life when we speak we are always going after something, always hoping for a specific response, or secretly thinking differently than what we say. Text analysis will teach you how to uncover the meaning behind the written word, how to be specific with your character’s intentions, and how to bring reality into the fictitious worlds of our characters.

Film Project

Earn Professional IMDb Credits!

Camera Project

Through the course of your training, you will take part in three short film productions by New Image Entertainment. You will gain an IMDb credit for each! For an emerging actor, it’s a necessity to experience first hand 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!

Earn Professional IMDb Credits!

Through the course of your training, you will take part in three short film productions by New Image Entertainment. You will gain an IMDb credit for each! For an emerging actor, it’s a necessity to experience first hand 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!

To become part of New Image College is to take the first step toward practically living your dream. Speak to an advisor to create the right education plan for you. 

FAQs

Questions & Answers

When do the programs start?

New Image College has programs that start continuously throughout the year. We understand life can be crazy, so our schedules are designed to be flexible and realistic for the complexities of your life. NIC is particular in the students that we accept, and believe it is important to fill our classes with dedicated and driven professionals.
 
We have new programs starting yearly in January, April, July and September.
 

We advise that you contact a Program & Career Advisor as soon as possible to see if there’s an available start date for you!

Does NIC help me find an agent?

Yes!

 

New Image College has been around since 1980, with our faculty and teachers having hundreds of combined credits and years of experience. Our industry connections run deep, but with this said, we believe it is important to place you in front of agents when you are ready! In the end of your second year of training, you will be a part of an agent showcase where you can prepare and perform for some of Vancouver’s top agencies and managers. It is time to put all that hard work into practice, and show these people the amazing skills you have!

What are NIC Talks?

NIC Talks are a symposium that was launched in 2014 as a way for our students to gain valuable industry advice from some of North America’s leading professionals. Since its inception, NIC has welcomed actors, directors, agents and all sorts of industry titans, including the likes of Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland) and Richard Harmon (The 100).

Will I get a demo reel when I graduate?

You sure do!

 

New Image College is always eager to help our students get a step ahead in this ever expanding business. This is why NIC has our Demo Reel Development module where our students will perform a wide range of on-camera material that compliments their abilities.

 

After completing this course, you will have a professional demo reel that you can use to attract agents, casting directors and give you basis to develop and build off of.

Do I get IMDb credits?

Through the course of your Film Acting Conservatory training you will be guaranteed three IMDb credits on productions that are produced by New Image College’s production company, New Image Entertainment.

 

These credits will serve as the basis of your professional resume.

Depending on your involvement, worth ethic and ability, it is very common for current NIC students and alumni to utilized in New Image Entertainment makeup productions and other forms of media. If you put yourself out there, you’re possibilities are endless!

Can I join the actors union?

Yes!

 

As a graduate of New Image College’s Film Acting Conservatory program, the Union of British Columbia (UBCP/ACTRA) grants an all alumni with an Education Credit. This credit is distributed to only qualifying institutions, and can be registered by you as your first Qualifying Credit toward a UBCP/ACTRA membership. Please refer to the UBCP/ACTRA website for further rules and regulations.

What type of certification do I receive?

Yes!

 

As a graduate of our two year Film Acting Conservatory program, you will receive a recognized Diploma.

Do I need a high school diploma?

As per our Government regulations, New Image College requires that you be at least 17 years of age with a high school diploma (or a recognized equivalency exam), or be 19 years of age without one.

What are the class sizes?

NIC’s film acting programs are considered very intensive and demand the full energy of all students and staff. To ensure that you get the most out of your training,

NIC keeps our classes at a maximum of 14 students.

How many days a week do the programs run?

NIC schedules our film acting programs to run

two and half days a week in the first year semester.

 

These programs are classified as full-time. In addition, NIC opens it doors for you to use our facilities to gain extra curricular experience, to work with your classmates to enhance your scenes and performances, and to continue to develop your skills as an artist. For inquiries about our second year schedules, please contact one of our Program and Career Advisors.

What sets New Image College’s teachers apart?

Have you ever heard the old adage “those who can’t do teach”. Well NIC has certainly proven that saying wrong.

 

We pride in having some of North America’s most diverse and experienced mentors. Our instructors have years of experience working on stage, TV and Film. They come from diverse methods of training, and bring their daily on-set experiences into the classroom to offer up to date, realistic and comprehensive understandings of the acting industry.

Do I have to pay my tuition all at once?

No!

 

NIC offers a variety of non-interest payment plan options that are available to assist students in obtaining their dream of education. In addition, we are highly experienced in assisting students in applying for government funding. Contact our Program and Career Advisors for further information, and to see the payment plan options available for you.

How do I get accepted

NIC uses an audition process to seek out dedicated, fearless and talented artists who are ready to begin their career as a professional actor in TV and Film. After speaking with a Program and Career Advisor, we will schedule either an in-person, or Skype audition with our experienced audition panel. Based on the results on your audition, you will contacted personally to finished the admission requirements and to secure the appropriate intake date.

FAQs

Questions & Answers

When do the programs start?

New Image College has programs that start continuously throughout the year. We understand life can be crazy, so our schedules are designed to be flexible and realistic for the complexities of your life. NIC is particular in the students that we accept, and believe it is important to fill our classes with dedicated and driven professionals.
 
We have new programs starting yearly in January, April, July and September.
 

We advise that you contact a Program & Career Advisor as soon as possible to see if there’s an available start date for you!

Does NIC help me find an agent?

Yes!

 

New Image College has been around since 1980, with our faculty and teachers having hundreds of combined credits and years of experience. Our industry connections run deep, but with this said, we believe it is important to place you in front of agents when you are ready! In the end of your second year of training, you will be a part of an agent showcase where you can prepare and perform for some of Vancouver’s top agencies and managers. It is time to put all that hard work into practice, and show these people the amazing skills you have!

What are NIC Talks?

NIC Talks are a symposium that was launched in 2014 as a way for our students to gain valuable industry advice from some of North America’s leading professionals. Since its inception, NIC has welcomed actors, directors, agents and all sorts of industry titans, including the likes of Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland) and Richard Harmon (The 100).

Will I get a demo reel when I graduate?

You sure do!

 

New Image College is always eager to help our students get a step ahead in this ever expanding business. This is why NIC has our Demo Reel Development module where our students will perform a wide range of on-camera material that compliments their abilities.

 

After completing this course, you will have a professional demo reel that you can use to attract agents, casting directors and give you basis to develop and build off of.

Do I get IMDb credits?

Through the course of your Film Acting Conservatory training you will be guaranteed three IMDb credits on productions that are produced by New Image College’s production company, New Image Entertainment.

 

These credits will serve as the basis of your professional resume.

Depending on your involvement, worth ethic and ability, it is very common for current NIC students and alumni to utilized in New Image Entertainment makeup productions and other forms of media. If you put yourself out there, you’re possibilities are endless!

Can I join the actors union?

Yes!

 

As a graduate of New Image College’s Film Acting Conservatory program, the Union of British Columbia (UBCP/ACTRA) grants an all alumni with an Education Credit. This credit is distributed to only qualifying institutions, and can be registered by you as your first Qualifying Credit toward a UBCP/ACTRA membership. Please refer to the UBCP/ACTRA website for further rules and regulations.

What type of certification do I receive?

Yes!

 

As a graduate of our two year Film Acting Conservatory program, you will receive a recognized Diploma.

Do I need a high school diploma?

As per our Government regulations, New Image College requires that you be at least 17 years of age with a high school diploma (or a recognized equivalency exam), or be 19 years of age without one.

What are the class sizes?

NIC’s film acting programs are considered very intensive and demand the full energy of all students and staff. To ensure that you get the most out of your training,

NIC keeps our classes at a maximum of 14 students.

How many days a week do the programs run?

NIC schedules our film acting programs to run

two and half days a week in the first year semester.

 

These programs are classified as full-time. In addition, NIC opens it doors for you to use our facilities to gain extra curricular experience, to work with your classmates to enhance your scenes and performances, and to continue to develop your skills as an artist. For inquiries about our second year schedules, please contact one of our Program and Career Advisors.

What sets New Image College’s teachers apart?

Have you ever heard the old adage “those who can’t do teach”. Well NIC has certainly proven that saying wrong.

 

We pride in having some of North America’s most diverse and experienced mentors. Our instructors have years of experience working on stage, TV and Film. They come from diverse methods of training, and bring their daily on-set experiences into the classroom to offer up to date, realistic and comprehensive understandings of the acting industry.

Do I have to pay my tuition all at once?

No!

 

NIC offers a variety of non-interest payment plan options that are available to assist students in obtaining their dream of education. In addition, we are highly experienced in assisting students in applying for government funding. Contact our Program and Career Advisors for further information, and to see the payment plan options available for you.

How do I get accepted

NIC uses an audition process to seek out dedicated, fearless and talented artists who are ready to begin their career as a professional actor in TV and Film. After speaking with a Program and Career Advisor, we will schedule either an in-person, or Skype audition with our experienced audition panel. Based on the results on your audition, you will contacted personally to finished the admission requirements and to secure the appropriate intake date.

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Our campuses are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We are pleased to invite you for a tour to see our Granville Campus and our NIC Film Centre.
 
Corporate Office  
303-543 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1X8 
Granville Campus

2nd Floor – 987 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1L3
NIC Film Centre
505 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A3
 

Toll Free: 1 (866) 354-6243
Tel: 
(604) 685 8807 Fax: (604) 685 8870  
Website: newimage.ca Email: info@newimage.ca
 

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By sending this form, you authorize New Image College to send you programs info by email or call you to discuss your inquiry.

Our campuses are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We are pleased to invite you for a tour to see our Granville Campus and our NIC Film Centre.
 
Corporate Office  
303-543 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1X8 
Granville Campus

2nd Floor – 987 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1L3
NIC Film Centre
505 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A3
 

Toll Free: 1 (866) 354-6243
Tel: 
(604) 685 8807 Fax: (604) 685 8870  
Website: newimage.ca Email: info@newimage.ca
 

 new_image_college     

   1 (604) 603-8023

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New Image College is accredited by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance and designated by the British Columbia Private Training Institutions Branch.

Accredited by

New Image College is accredited by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance and designated by the British Columbia Private Training Institutions Branch.