Acting for Media Program (P107)

Program Description

Program Overview

The Acting for Media program moves beyond acting for film and television and comprises the training needed to succeed as a screen actor whether for film, television, online, game or interactive mediums. Students will learn to apply their craft as professional actors and voice-over artists to all media.

Disclaimer: This program has expectations of professionalism, group work, intimacy between actors, whispering, consensual touching, combat training, expressions of physicality, deep exploration of self, personal psychological examination, conflict, and successful failure.  This program is meant to train a student to be a professional actor which includes all of these aspects listed here.

Full Description

The Acting for Media program goes beyond just acting for film and television and comprises training needed for you to succeed as a screen actor: acting technique, movement, voice and script analysis. You will learn to articulate yourself through screen characterization, on-camera experience and audition etiquette and standards. As a graduate from one of Canada’s Top 20 Acting Schools, you will have a solid knowledge base of the industry including its history, structure and hierarchy and professional standards. Workshop simulations, on-camera exercises, voice-over demonstrations, green-screen training and training in motion-capture suits provide you with the skills needed to be a successful actor in the field.

Thanks to technological advancements within the film industry, actors are being called upon to characterize in new and interesting ways. Students will be given a basic understanding of the use of such new technology as phonography and immersive environments.

Student Selection

Enrolment is limited, ensuring adequate personal attention is given to each student. Admission is competitive, based on the results of auditions and questions. A minimum academic standing plus passing grades in acting must be achieved in order to be promoted to the next semester.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Actors move across multiple platforms including film, television, interaction storytelling, motion capture for gaming and animation, and voice-over for narration or dubbing.

Potential job titles include:

  • Actor/Actress
  • Film Dubber
  • Voice-over Actor
  • Narrator
  • Dramatic Reader

An ever-expanding local film and screen industry creates a consistent demand for fresh faces and new talent in a range of educational, entertainment and commercial activities. Students should be aware, however, that the field is extremely competitive.

Recognized by the Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), graduates can apply within one year and join ACTRA as an Apprentice member. As a member, you can look for representation and audition as a union member.

Educational Pathways

Graduates of this program may also be interested the Screenwriting & Narrative Design graduate certificate program.

For information on future study options, see the Transfer Guide

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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