Co-Op Film Acting 1
Learn acting with industry experts and step into the TV & Film industry
Co-Op Film Acting 1
Learn acting with industry experts and step into the TV & Film industry
Pursue your dream career in acting and unleash your talent
Over the course of a year, you will develop a deep understanding of how to execute parts in film, television, web series, commercials and theatre. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how the entertainment industry works and the expectations of the professional film actor, enabling you to provide a believable performance over the course of a film shoot.
You’ll be able to break down a script, perform with confidence in front of the camera, understand how the industry works, sustain a believable performance over the course of a film shoot, learn how to hit marks, know what the lens sees and how to adjust your performance accordingly. Working in partnership with our sister company, New Image Entertainment, you will be prepared to deliver performances on professional television and film shoots in a supportive and rewarding environment.
From fundamentals to camera project
2 years program
Get comprehensive training condensed into 960 hours of progressive modules and 960 hours of co-op work period.
Act in short film projects and get IMDb credits
Co-Op work portion
Explore, experiment and experience the world of TV & Film acting
In the Film Intermediate Acting Program, the student will learn to understand how to succeed in the field of acting. Students will be guided through a journey of self- exploration and given the tools to master the craft of acting.
In each module, students will be prepared for the challenges of the next course ahead, every module of work intensifies and builds upon the other. This is an inspiring and life changing program that allows the student to experience the entire scope of acting from live performance in the theatre to acting in film projects.
Beginning with in-depth movement, voice, text analysis and scene study classes, students are prepared for the introduction of the camera. In the various on-camera acting classes students learn how best to work in today’s film and television media, where to find confidence and ease in front of the camera. In our Action for Actor class, students learn stunts and hand-to-hand
Combat. The student will act in film on a set and in the theatre where you perform in front of a live audience. This work then leads into short film projects designed to open the student’s creative imaginations as well as achieving IMDB credits.
Empower your talent, grow as an artist and start a career in acting.
Be industry-ready and step into TV & Film sets
For aspiring, beginners or experienced actors
In this course, students will learn how to uncover the meaning behind the written word, focusing on how to be specific with the character’s intentions, and how to bring reality into the fictitious worlds that artists create.
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.
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 comprehensive exploration of the popular techniques and theories created by the renowned Russian actor/director Constantin Stanislavski and others.
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.
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 provide an orientation into the world of stunts. Fitness, conditioning, physical preparation, injury prevention, flexibility, choreography, and movement technique are an integral part of staged action and a central component of this course.
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 for their upcoming Graduation Project.
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 student’s final film portfolio.
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 memorize lines, perform intricate stage blocking, pull off lightning-fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance!
Participate in a film shoot and develop screen presence
Check some of the success stories from NIC’s Acting alumni
Upcoming start dates
At least 19 years of age or have a high school diploma.
Completion of Student Application Form and Admissions Questionnaire (by paper or online)
Successful audition/interview in person and/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.
1920 hours – 96 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 $1,000. The tuition fee doesn’t include basic school supplies (pens, pencils, highlighters, sharpeners, erasers, white-out, tape, scissors, binders, paper, etc.)
International Application Fee: $1,000
International Tuition Fee: $23,890
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.
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.
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.
IMDb stands for Internet Movie Database, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movies and TV information – including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews.
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!
The demo reel is on-camera showcase of an actor.
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.
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!
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.