Acting for Film & Television

Picture Yourself Living In Vancouver, Canada


Culture. Creativity. Connections. The Vancouver area isn’t just beautiful, it’s a place that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the film and TV industry. From the trails of Grouse Mountain to the nightlife of Granville Street to the creative and collaborative performance spaces, Vancouver is the place to take the next step in your career.

Six Terms. One Goal.
Master Acting

Alumni Success Stories

Vancouver Film School alumni are some of the most successful professionals in the film and television industries. 

Here is a sample of their achievements.

Picture Your
Career In Only
One Year


The Acting for Film + Television program is effective and concise, taking you from insightful beginner to winning acting auditions for film and television in just one short year. Structured to deliver the skills you need, Vancouver Film School connects you with industry insiders as your instructors. You’ll work with the tools you’ll use in the real world, creating the experience you need to take the next step in your career.

Make Great Connections For Your Future

An education at VFS is more than just the acting classes you take and the experience you earn: it’s the connections you’ll make with your current classmates and with the VFS alumni family. Learn from those in the industry, and connect with VFS grads just like you. They’re out there, doing the work, and they’ll want you right beside them.

CLIMB. Begin the mental, physical, and emotional preparation necessary to enter into the craft of acting. You'll encounter the core principles, including acting technique, camera skills, movement, voice, and improvisation.

Term

1

LEAP. Elevate your acting techniques, critical sensibilities, and performance range with expert-led acting classes. Experience the technical and creative demands of television auditions.

Term

2

DIG. Expand your range and presence through improv and collaborations with Film Production. Investigate how your life story informs your performances, enabling you to bring greater truth to your work.

Term

3

EMERGE. Apply your growing skills to deep scene study and personal monologues. Discover the demands of Sitcom and the high stakes skills necessary for motion capture, green screen, and heightened dramas. Share your work at the end of the term in a live presentation.

Term

4

FREEFALL. Experience an intense acting workshop that aims to free your impulse to elevate every performance. Voice Coaching sessions will further encourage ease and range in your voice to prepare you for the demands of feature film acting auditions and your introduction to the world of Voice Acting.

Term

5

HORIZON. Think beyond the school and acting classes and cement the work you’ve accomplished in the year. Shoot your film project and promo reel in studio to showcase your talents. Define how to be the driver of your own career and consider strategies for getting an agent.

Term

6

The Revenant

Gracey Dove — Actor


Supernatural

Adam DiMarco — Actor, Aidan
Aili Storen — Actor, Alice
Andrew Dunbar — Actor, Jake  
Anna Williams — Actor, Blonde Ruby
Ava Vanderstarren — Actor, Connie
Colby Johannson — Actor, James

Tomorrowland

Romuald Hivert — Actor, Eiffel Guard

Strange Empire

Jason Simpson — Actor, Gus


I Put a Hit on You

Sara Canning — Executive Producer / Actor, Harper


The Vampire Diaries

Sara Canning — Actor, Jenna Sommers


Republic of Doyle

Sara Canning — Actor, Jessica Dwyer


Garage Sale Mystery

Andrew Dunbar — Actor, Adam Iverson
Sara Canning — Actor, Hannah



Almost Human

Iain Belcher — Actor, Julian
Romuald Hivert — Actor, Security Guard
William Vaughan — Actor, James




Dead Rising 3

Jason Simpson — Voice Actor, Male Zombie


King & Maxwell

Magda Apanowicz — Actor, Patty Russo
Sara Canning — Actor, Claire Culpepper



Primeval: New World

Sara Canning — Actor, Dylan Weir


Motive

Iain Belcher — Actor, Willie Schubert
Laci Mailey — Actor, Carly Morgan
Niall Matter — Actor, Damian Cutter
Tony Benson — Actor, Tony Manning

William Vaughan — Actor, Brent Kovach

Captive

Romuald Hivert — Actor, Naseem

Escape from Planet Earth

Jason Simpson — Voice Actor, Barry / Hazmat / Pilot


I Think I Do

Sara Canning — Actor, Audrey Ryan


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Iain Belcher — Actor, Walter Vickers


Arctic Air

Adam DiMarco — Actor, Kirby Nystoruk
Tanaya Beatty — Actor, Caitlin Janvier



The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Tanaya Beatty — Actor, Rachel


Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Jason Simpson — Voice Actor, Seymour Redding / Survivors / Mercs


Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Surin Narula — Actor, Lab Tech. #4


The 100

Aatash Amirzadeh — Actor, Atohl


Start Your Acting Career with VFS

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VFS Docu-Short: Acting for Film & Television

Acting core principles. Begin the mental, physical, and emotional preparation necessary to enter
into the craft of acting.

Term

1

On camera. Experience the technical and creative demands of acting auditions and casting
calls.

Term

2

Acting audition techniques. Expand your range and presence through improvisation and
advanced skills to master any audition.

Term

3

Special skills & special FX. Discover the demands of sitcom acting, and the special skills
necessary for motion capture, green screen, and heightened dramas.

Term

4

We develop your voice acting skills with on-the-mic training. Explore animation and ADR voice coaching sessions to further encourage ease and range in your voice to prepare you for the demands of feature film auditions.

Term

5

Final project shoot. Shoot your film project and promo reel in studio to showcase your talents,
and learn how to get an agent and drive your own career.

Term

6

Six Terms. One Goal: Become an Actor

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A VFS Acting for Film & Television Education

A diploma in Acting for Film & Television

A portfolio showcasing your work

Acccess to VFS Alumni Director and Job Board

A lifetime network

Industry connections that will help guide your career

Accelerated 2- to 3-year diploma, bachelor's, and master's degree pathway options with partnered higher education institutions in Canada and abroad

The Path To Your Career Begins Now

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and until it is safe to resume in-person instruction, VFS will continue to offer its signature immersive, one-year programs online. Hybrid learning (online & on-site) and future start dates are also open for registration.

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Experience Living In Vancouver, Canada


Culture. Creativity. Connections. 
Vancouver is a beautiful place that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the entertainment arts industry. The ideal location to take the next step in your design career.

Learn How to Become an Actor in 1 Year