No one has ever had to push you out onto a stage. That’s your comfort zone, a platform where you can express your creativity and showcase your talents. An audience energizes you; you thrive on their applause. If you have the courage to pursue your goal of performing as a professional in theatre, film or television, you’re looking at a career path that’s as intense and competitive as it is rewarding. You should prepare yourself with an education designed to match. In our Acting degree programs, under the direction of award-winning theatre, film, and television actor and director Dr. William "Bill" Dow, Program Coordinator for General Education and Acting Director at The Art Institute of Vancouver, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students who share your goal. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty who are all about helping you go as far as your talent—and a little luck—will take you.
This is a series of five dynamic, innovative theatre programs committed to classical technique and core physical training, through a contemporary theatre lens. The programs create a rigorous and playful environment which encourages the student actor to think critically and creatively, and to consider how life and theatre intersect. The programs assemble an experienced faculty who are dedicated to teaching and many of whom maintain an active career. Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized theater/film professionals.