Acting for Stage and Screen Diploma
Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts
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
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Program Requirements and Outlines
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
Application & Document Deadline
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
NOTE: Dates are subject to change.
- 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