Acting for Stage and Screen Diploma

Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

The Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen provides students with the skills necessary to begin a professional acting career in theatre, television and film.

The first year is comprehensive and introduces students to acting for stage and screen, improv, voice, movement, history, and backstage work. In the final two years of the program, students concentrate on performance and professional skills as well as directing, acting in film projects and in Mainstage productions. The ASAS Faculty are professional theatre and screen artists so the combination of this comprehensive training and studying with working professionals will increase the chances of success for the graduates of this program.

  • Vocal Development - Articulate clearly and appropriately to the context of the performance
  • Vocal Development - Use projection and vocal power in a range of performance genres
  • Vocal Development - Control and demonstrate skills for range, timbre and placement
  • Vocal Development - Understand and interpret the vocal requirements particular to the text
  • Physical Development - Master body awareness, coordination, posture, alignment and flexibility
  • Physical Development - Meet the physical requirements of various performance styles
  • Artistic Development - Understand and identify with the content of the text
  • Artistic Development - Focus energy, create and sustain the integrity of a performance
  • Artistic Development - Use well developed personal skills and an awareness of self in individual and group settings
  • Artistic Development - Integrate the techniques of acting, voice, and movement into a creative process

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Full-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$6,389 $1,091 $7,480
Year 2$9,161 $1,091 $10,252
Year 3$9,606 $1,091 $10,697
Total$25,156 $3,273 $28,429

Program Requirements and Outlines

First Term

Required:
ACTR 100 Acting I 3.00 credits
ASAS 105 Voice and Movement I 1.50 credits
ASAS 110 Screen Acting I 3.00 credits
ASAS 120 Performance History I 3.00 credits
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits
THTR 160 Technical Theatre Fundamentals 3.00 credits
First Term Credits Required 16.50

Second Term

Required:

ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher

ACTR 101 Acting II 3.00 credits
ASAS 114 The Screen Actor's Process I 1.50 credits
ASAS 115 Voice for the Actor I 1.50 credits
ASAS 116 Movement for the Actor I 1.50 credits
ASAS 161 Ensemble Projects I 3.00 credits
ASAS 162 Screen Projects I 1.50 credits
Second Term Credits Required 15.00

Third Term

Required:
ACTR 200 Acting III 3.00 credits
ASAS 208 Performance I 2.00 credits
ASAS 214 The Screen Actor's Process II 1.50 credits
ASAS 215 Voice for the Actor II 1.50 credits
ASAS 216 Movement for the Actor II 1.50 credits
ASAS 260 Analysis for Directing &Design 3.00 credits
FILM 251 Film Crafts for Actors 3.00 credits
PMTI 102 PMTI I 1.00 credits
Third Term Credits Required 16.50

Fourth Term

Required:
ACTR 201 Acting IV 3.00 credits
ASAS 210 Screen Acting II 3.00 credits
ASAS 220 Performance History II 3.00 credits
ASAS 225 Voice for the Actor III 1.50 credits
ASAS 226 Movement for the Actor III 1.50 credits
ASAS 261 Ensemble Projects II 3.00 credits
ASAS 262 Screen Projects II 1.50 credits
PMTI 103 PMTI II 1.00 credits
Fourth Term Credits Required 17.50

Fifth Term

Required:
ACTR 304 Performer Special Skills I 3.00 credits
ASAS 218 Musical Theatre - Voice 1.50 credits
ASAS 219 Musical Theatre - Dance 1.50 credits
ASAS 329 Theatre Performance 3.50 credits
ASAS 341 The Screen Actor's Process III 4.00 credits
ASAS 370 The Actor's Business 1.50 credits
FILM 250 Story and Screenplay 3.00 credits
PMTI 202 PMTI III 1.00 credits
Fifth Term Credits Required 19.00

Program Notes

In some circumstances, with prior permission from the department, a student may substitute ASAS 190-195 and/or ASAS 290-295 to substitute for other required courses.

Continuation Requirements:

Advancement to 2nd Year (Term Three): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms I and II plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year One of the program profile to qualify for an audition.
  • An audition
  • Professional Behavior Reports.
  • Advancement to 3rd Year (Term Five): Continuation in this program is through a competitive process and is determined by a department selection committee and is based on:
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in Terms III and IV plus successful completion of all coursework required in Year Two of the program profile to qualify for an audition.
  • An audition
  • Professional Behavior Reports.

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

June 5

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • Interview and audition

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