This seven-week certificate program is specifically designed for actors who have graduated from recognized theatre schools or theatre professionals (Equity members) with at least five years experience, and wish to acquire, develop and deepen their on-camera acting skills in order to move confidently between the worlds of stage and screen.

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Program name
Media Acting - Graduate Intensive
7 weeks
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George Brown College Certificate
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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 N/A
Jan. 2021 N/A
May 2021 Open
International students
This program is currently only available to domestic students.

Full Description

Media Acting – Graduate Intensive is a seven-week certificate program for theatre school graduates or theatre professionals (Equity members) with at least five years experience, who wish to acquire, develop and deepen their on-camera acting skills in order to move confidently between the worlds of stage and screen. This intensive George Brown College certificate program is designed exclusively for acting program graduates and theatre professionals who have a solid foundation on which to build.

Each week, students take compressed classes in a modular learning style, including lessons in voice-over, animation, combat for film, new technology acting and auditioning for film. They also take a daily on-camera acting class for the full seven weeks. Included is a weekly guest lecture series featuring professional directors, producers, actors and agents speaking on relevant topics within the field.

Combat acting

Part Time Study Options

George Brown College also offers evening courses in acting for film. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Present oneself for employment in media as a professional actor and provide services that meet professional industry standards and ethics.
  2. Develop a believable character appropriate for the role and to the technological requirements of each recorded media discipline.
  3. Convey and sustain truth of character using relevant technical skills with appropriate emotional depth and clarity throughout the shooting of multiple scenes.
  4. Work collaboratively with agents, casting directors, producers, directors and film crews.
  5. Develop and apply strategies for personal, career and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency within the industry.

Required Courses

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
ACTS7002Understanding Demo Reels
ACTS7006Audition Techniques
ACTS7008New Technology Acting
ACTS7009Voice-Over Characterisation
ACTS7010Acting for the Camera
ACTS7015Combat for Film
ACTS7016Commercial Auditioning
ACTS7019Animation Voicing
ACTS7029ADR Looping
ACTS7050Guest Lecture Series

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Additional Cost

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for this seven-week summer program starting in fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2020 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected based on the selection criteria outlined below.

  • Graduate of a two or three-year Theatre Acting diploma or a three or four-year degree BFA in Acting or or theatre professionals (Equity members). 

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Applications for this program are done directly through the School of Media and Performing Arts at George Brown College. Please fill in the form to start the process.

Questions can be directed to or 416-415-5000 ext. 2015.

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Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2015


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