Canada's #1 TV and Film Acting Academy

TV & FILM ACTING

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Vancouver's #1 Film Acting Program

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.


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“All the teachers at New Image have taught me about myself and life. Because of what they taught me I have been able to work as an actor.”

 

Yuichi Saito – Japan

NIC Film Acting Conservatory  Co-Op Graduate

 

 

“When I left New Image College’s two-year program, I was ready and eager to begin my acting career.  The teachers, industry heavyweights with a metric ton of experience, equipped me with the skills necessary to confidently walk into auditions and film sets, stages and theatres knowing exactly what to do.”

 

Mike Li  — Canada

NIC Acting Conservatory Co-Op Graduate

Film Acting Conservatory Co-Op

Courses included in this program and hours

Text Analysis – 100 Hours

In life, we speak with the 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.

Movement, Voice & Speech – 80 Hours

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 take bold chances with your characterization. For a character to become alive, you have to fearlessly free them from the page.

Scene Study – 240 Hours

Scene study is an ongoing process that should never stop. You will study and perform iconic scenes, while applying all the techniques you learned thus far. We will teach you how to transform your living and breathing characters into three-dimensional human beings through tactics, objectives and scene-partner work.

On-Camera Acting – 100 Hours

To become a successful performer you must first understand basic on-set etiquette and terminology. This course will teach the meaning and job descriptions behind key crew positions. You will perform script analysis, receive and apply constructive criticism, learn to execute blocking with marks, and discover ease in front of the camera.

Action for Actors -60 Hours

Being capable and unafraid of stunts is a key tool in an actor’s repertoire. Action for actors will help you become familiar with industry safety procedures and equipment. We will teach you the difference between real and film fighting, how to create choreography, how to move slower for camera while keeping the intensity, how to fall properly, and to become comfortable using prop weapons like guns, knives, and more!

Camera Project – 120 Hours

The Camera Project takes place in the third semester and consists of an intensive group project.

The aim of this Project is to give you a well-rounded education in the many different aspects of film acting and the various positions involved in film production. This will create a truly professional actor, one who understands the importance of these. positions to the finished picture.

On-Camera Mid-Term Project – 120 Hours

On-Camera Graduation Project is the ultimate film-acting test. You will be required to use all the various disciplines you have been trained in thus far. While being guided by a professional film director, you will experience the pressure and demand of a film shoot schedule. This project will allow you to develop a screen presence through your work with professional film equipment. This project will be used to contribute to your final film portfolio.

Theatre 1 – 140 Hours

Through the course of two years you will complete 3 full live theatre productions. Learn to memorize hundreds of lines, perform intricate stage blocking, pull off lightning fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance! Performing with your ensemble in front of an audience of family, friends and industry professionals is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have as an actor!

Theatre 2-A – 140 Hours

The second part of your live Theatre Module will allow you to continue your studies in structure and dramaturgy.

 

Theatre Two will be comprised of two seperate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of your last term.

 

You will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities you have refined.You will present your role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Demo Reel Development – 160 Hours

The second part of your live Theatre Module will allow you to continue your studies in structure and dramaturgy.

 

Theatre Two will be comprised of two seperate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of your last term.

 

You will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities you have refined.You will present your role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Advanced Film Project – 400 Hours

Through the course of your training, you will take part in three short film productions by New Image Entertainment. You will gain an IMDb credit for each! For an emerging actor, it’s a necessity to experience first hand what it is like to go through the casting process, makeup tests, wardrobe, table reads, rehearsals, on-set performing and ultimately to join the movie industry! The result will be the type of confidence that can only be learned through on-set performance.

Theatre 2-B – 180 Hours

The last section of your live Theatre Module will further expand and improve upon your acting training so far, you will start to master dramatic structure, stage directions, and deliver

riveting performances in parts large and small.

Auditions – 80 Hours

To win the part, you first have to audition effectively. In this module, you will master audition and cold read techniques. You will showcase these skills for agents and casting directors. NIC hosts agents from all across the city who are in search of new and up-and-coming talents like yourself!

Co-op Work Portion – 960 Hours

With the assistance of the NIC Community and our student resources, you will begin the basis of your professional Makeup Career in Canada. With incredible opportunities in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we urge you to work hard, stay focused, and remember that the NIC Community is always available to help.

Film Acting Conservatory Co-Op

Courses included in this program and hours

Text Analysis – 100 Hours

In life, we speak with the 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.

Movement, Voice & Speech – 80 Hours

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 take bold chances with your characterization. For a character to become alive, you have to fearlessly free them from the page.

Scene Study – 240 Hours

Scene study is an ongoing process that should never stop. You will study and perform iconic scenes, while applying all the techniques you learned thus far. We will teach you how to transform your living and breathing characters into three-dimensional human beings through tactics, objectives and scene-partner work.

On-Camera Acting – 100 Hours

To become a successful performer you must first understand basic on-set etiquette and terminology. This course will teach the meaning and job descriptions behind key crew positions. You will perform script analysis, receive and apply constructive criticism, learn to execute blocking with marks, and discover ease in front of the camera.

Action for Actors -60 Hours

Being capable and unafraid of stunts is a key tool in an actor’s repertoire. Action for actors will help you become familiar with industry safety procedures and equipment. We will teach you the difference between real and film fighting, how to create choreography, how to move slower for camera while keeping the intensity, how to fall properly, and to become comfortable using prop weapons like guns, knives, and more!

Camera Project – 120 Hours

The Camera Project takes place in the third semester and consists of an intensive group project.

The aim of this Project is to give you a well-rounded education in the many different aspects of film acting and the various positions involved in film production. This will create a truly professional actor, one who understands the importance of these. positions to the finished picture.

On-Camera Mid-Term Project – 120 Hours

On-Camera Graduation Project is the ultimate film-acting test. You will be required to use all the various disciplines you have been trained in thus far. While being guided by a professional film director, you will experience the pressure and demand of a film shoot schedule. This project will allow you to develop a screen presence through your work with professional film equipment. This project will be used to contribute to your final film portfolio.

Theatre 1 – 140 Hours

Through the course of two years you will complete 3 full live theatre productions. Learn to memorize hundreds of lines, perform intricate stage blocking, pull off lightning fast costume changes, and conquer the challenge of live performance! Performing with your ensemble in front of an audience of family, friends and industry professionals is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have as an actor!

Theatre 2-A – 140 Hours

The second part of your live Theatre Module will allow you to continue your studies in structure and dramaturgy.

 

Theatre Two will be comprised of two seperate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of your last term.

 

You will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities you have refined.You will present your role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Demo Reel Development – 160 Hours

The second part of your live Theatre Module will allow you to continue your studies in structure and dramaturgy.

 

Theatre Two will be comprised of two seperate plays, taking place at both the beginning and end of your last term.

 

You will take on more complex roles in longer theatrical productions, capitalizing on the unique gifts and abilities you have refined.You will present your role(s) to a live audience in a full-length play from a top playwright.

Advanced Film Project – 400 Hours

Through the course of your training, you will take part in three short film productions by New Image Entertainment. You will gain an IMDb credit for each! For an emerging actor, it’s a necessity to experience first hand what it is like to go through the casting process, makeup tests, wardrobe, table reads, rehearsals, on-set performing and ultimately to join the movie industry! The result will be the type of confidence that can only be learned through on-set performance.

Theatre 2-B – 180 Hours

The last section of your live Theatre Module will further expand and improve upon your acting training so far, you will start to master dramatic structure, stage directions, and deliver

riveting performances in parts large and small.

Auditions – 80 Hours

To win the part, you first have to audition effectively. In this module, you will master audition and cold read techniques. You will showcase these skills for agents and casting directors. NIC hosts agents from all across the city who are in search of new and up-and-coming talents like yourself!

Co-op Work Portion – 960 Hours

With the assistance of the NIC Community and our student resources, you will begin the basis of your professional Makeup Career in Canada. With incredible opportunities in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we urge you to work hard, stay focused, and remember that the NIC Community is always available to help.

Admission Information

  • Admission Details
  • Tuition and Fees

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 application form. A New Image advisor will be calling you to get to know you better, discuss your goals, expectations, admissions and registration procedures within 48 hours.

Tuition and Fees

This program is for international students

Tuition Fee: $47,300 CAD

Application / Registration Fee: $1,000 CAD

Materials / Supplies / Textbook Fee: Included (Scripts)

Total: $48,300 CAD

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