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Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts
By: infilm on 06/06/12
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF VANCOUVER ISLAND'S VERY OWN ACTOR TRAINING FACILITY: VICTORIA ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS
 
Vancouver Island is proud to host many Film and TV Productions from  Seven Deadly Sins to X- Men 3, but where are our local Actors? Where can you train to be a film actor on Vancouver Island? For years, we have watched our best acting prospects relocate to Vancouver, Toronto, L.A.
 
Now, local talent can get their training right here in town.
 
In support of Victoria's dynamic film and theatre community, we are proud to launch the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, dedicated to the training of actors for film, TV and theatre. Registered with the BC Government's Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA), we have a faculty of eight committed and experienced professionals. The Academy offers an intensive one-year diploma program, evening classes, private coaching and independent programs of study.
 
Here's what an Academy Student has to say about the Program:
“Since working with Victoria Academy instructors I have booked a commercial, a nice part in an independent feature film, and acted on stage for the first time.  It has been a great benefit to my confidence and ability to perform. I've decided to enroll in their full time program as I believe it is precisely what I need to take my career to the next level.”
 - Ana-Maria Butcura
 
Open House
Our open house is on Saturday June 16 from 11am -1pm at 3130 Jutland Road (Top floor).
 
Audition Tour
The Academy, The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, and the Vancouver Island North Film Commission are co-hosting a Vancouver Island audition tour in July. Auditions for the Academy's full time program will be held Friday July 6 - Monday July 9 including: Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River and Courtenay. Prospective students are encouraged to register early by emailing:
 
Win a $2500 Scholarship 
The Academy is hosting an acting competition with scholarships available for students graduating from high school in June 2012.  This is an inter-school competition.  First prize is $2,500 and second prize is $1,000. Students should upload their scene or monologue to www.facebook.com/vadarts by July 6th to be eligible.
 
Evening Classes
The Academy hosts regular evening classes for new and experienced acting students and professional actors. Classes include Introduction to Film Acting, Actor's Makeover, Combat in Performance and more. 
 
Students of Academy Instructors booked these Gigs
Film and TV: *Flashpoint  *Blood Pressure*  Cosmopolis  *Desperately Seeking Santa  *Rookie Blue
*Crash and Burn  *Connor Undercover  *The Listener  *Mayday  *Warehouse 13  *Dark Angel
*Once upon a time  *Alienated
Animation: *Chinatown Cops  *The Dating Guy  *Animated Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie