Acting 101

Step into the world of acting with professional training

Acting 101

Step into the world of acting with professional training

Learn the fundamental skills that you will use for a lifetime as an actor

The Acting 101 program is designed to provide acting training based on the highest industry standards. This means the student will be prepared to act professionally by doing scene study (read, write and research) including an in-depth analysis of plays, playwrights, characters and notable actors and directors that have made the plays famous.

The program provides voice training, focusing on vocal power and projection, excellent diction and elocution. Also, acting movement and improvisation fundamentals are part of the training so students are able to go deeper in their emotional, physical and text work.

This Program prepares the student with comprehensive training, not only in performance but the skills required to be successful.

Learn lifetime acting skills

Build a solid foundation exercising core principles and fundamental skills.

From fundamentals to live performance

You will learn core principles on which you will build upon each module until putting it to the test in a live performance.

Project-based learning

As you progress through each module, you will be encouraged to explore and experiment with finding your own voice.

14-week program

Intensive training to jumpstart your acting skill.

Program Overview

Pursue your dream career in acting and unleash your talent

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.

Industry-working mentors

We pride ourselves on 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.

Project-Based learning

NIC’s practical approach to learning gives the students the opportunity to apply and validate the theory they just learned, reinforcing each lesson in-depth. While working on your project you will be guided and receive essential feedback to improve and achieve higher levels each time.

Courses Included

The Acting 101 curriculum was designed with the concept of providing valuable knowledge and building core skills for aspiring actors as an introductory program upon which they can build on subsequently.

In life, we speak with intention. Text analysis will teach you how to uncover the meaning behind the written word, focusing on how to be specific with your character’s intentions, and how to bring reality into the fictitious worlds that we create as artists.

The Hero moves, speaks and acts differently than the Villain. This module will teach you how to embody the physical and vocal demands of the character. You will develop an awareness and sense of relaxation, encouraging you to take bold chances with your characterization. For a character to become alive, you have to fearlessly free them from the page.

One of the best ways to learn acting is by using the Scene Study technique. Here we’ll take a deep dive into it and help you unravel your true acting talent.

This is where you’ll be putting everything into action. After all, we are an action-based school.

Learn fundamental lifetime-worthy acting techniques.

Project-based learning

14-week intensive training

Apply learnt skills on performance

Our Faculty

NIC’s Acting faculty is composed of talented, industry-active instructors who are masters of their craft and are committed to provide students with the most enriching acting educational journey.

Brent Fidler

Brent is an award-winning actor/screenwriter, novelist, director and producer. He...

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Brent Fidler

Brent is an award-winning actor/screenwriter, novelist, director and producer. He...

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Success Stories

Check some of the success stories from NIC’s Acting alumni

Upcoming start dates

2023

May
September

Program Requirements

At least 19 years of age or have a high school diploma.

Completion of Student Application Form and Admissions Questionnaire (by paper or online)

Domestic students must also pass the New Image Written English Assessment Test and Domestic Verbal English Assessment Test. Student must have zero #1 mark and no more than one #2.

International students must also pass with a mark of 25/30 both the New Image Written English Assessment Test and Verbal English Assessment Test.

Program Duration

280 hours – 14 weeks

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Admissions & Tuition

From our experience, we understand that each student has different needs in their education and also in their financial planning. Our Admissions Representatives are prepared to guide you through our payment options and what is best for you. Get in touch to schedule a Zoom appointment and discuss.

The tuition fee includes scripts valued at $100. The tuition fee doesn’t include basic school supplies (pens, pencils, highlighters, sharpeners, erasers, white-out, tape, scissors, binders, paper, etc.)

Application Fee

Domestic Application Fee: $20
International Application Fee: $20

Tuition Fee

Domestic Tuition Fee: $3,950
International Tuition Fee: $3,950

Ready to apply?

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 form at the Application Centre. A New Image representative will be calling you to get to know you better and discuss your goals, expectations, admissions and registration procedures within 48 hours.

Application Process

Apply Online

Check the program information and go through the program details, courses included, and tuition fees. Then fill out your application on NIC's Application Centre

Let's Talk

Upon receiving your application, one of our admissions representatives will reach out to you to schedule a Zoom call. We will discuss details regarding your program, tuition payment options and any question you might have.

Confirming your enrolment

We will provide you the documentation to confirm your enrolment and require an initial payment to reserve your seat for your chosen start date.

Get ready for school

This is your time to get organised! Use this period to coordinate your living arrangements, explore Vancouver and set up your route for your educational journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check below the most frequently asked questions about this program. If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

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 classes at a maximum of 14 students.

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.

We pride ourselves 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.