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Acting Program

The Acting Program empowers the student with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as an actor. This program offers the student a unique method of acting that enables students to discover skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Each level of the program builds upon the skills achieved from the previous one. Auditioning and working in the business will also be examined. Great for beginners or for actors who have been out of the classroom for a while.

Acting

Acting

  • Acting 1-4
  • 3 Hours, 4-7 Weeks
Acting 1

You’ll get the basics that all actors need to know; breath control, emotional choices, POV, status, vocal intensity and focus. Through the use of group exercises and script work, you get coaching and feedback to help bring authenticity to your performances. This class is recommended for emerging artists that have little or no formal acting training and wish to progress into The Second City Conservatory Program. Hollywood’s only 13,353,018 steps away!

Acting 2

Dive deeper into character wants and needs. Learn how to deconstruct a scene, find beats, and find your character’s story through relationships with other characters. Get more familiar with terms used in theatre acting. Each student performs a monologue from the play Laughing Wild. Tuition covers resources needed for the course.

Acting 3

Now that you’re an emerging artist with serious intentions to advance your acting skills, dive into this scene study class. Learn a variety of techniques focused on character development and interpretation. Get hot tips on memorization and scene breakdown basics. Get ready for your Oscar moment.

The first class is mandatory for scene assignment. Students may repeat this class and receive new scenes and roles to explore with each registration. Tuition covers resources needed for the course.

Acting 4

Acting 4 gives you the opportunity to study a two-person scene in depth. Learn how to adapt director feedback and how to let it inform your character choices within the scene. With a focus on style and genre, all selected scenes will be from Canadian works. At the end of the term present your scene on stage in a class showcase!

The first class is mandatory for scene assignment. Rehearsal outside of class time may be required.

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Voice & Speech

Voice and Speech for the Stage

Does your voice get tired during a performance? Is your teacher/director constantly giving you the note “LOUDER”? This 4-week intensive focuses on projection, articulation, vocal range expansion, enunciation, proper posture and breath work. Get lots of practice through drills and exercises led by a voice industry professional.

This workshop is not…

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Acting On Camera

On-Camera Audition Technique

On-Camera Audition Technique is for the emerging artist. Whether you have recently obtained an agent or are actively seeking one, this workshop teaches you everything you need to know about on-camera auditions (commercials, film, TV and web series). Get the inside scoop on what to expect when you walk into the…

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On-Camera Scene Study

Gain practical experience acting in front of a camera. Students are given film scripts from recent popular and award-winning movies to workshop. Learn your angles, eye line and appropriate vocal intensity. Review your work each week and observe if your objectives are being communicated through the lens. Learn to self-evaluate,…

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Auditioning

Business for Actors

Business for Actors is a 4-week course that is designed to give actors an edge as they build their career. Students will learn about getting an agent, marketing themselves, digital resources, industry terminology, and other skillsets that are needed to succeed.

This workshop is not offered every term. If you would…

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Physical Performance

Discover the Silent Comic in You

Find a whole new way to be funny…without talking. Focus purely on the body and commitment to impulse, physical action and reaction. You learn aspects of clown, pantomime and slapstick. You will create original comic routines in solos and pairs, embrace risk and cultivate new means of self expression.

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Become a better public speaker at presentations and speeches. This class provides you with a theoretical foundation of public speaking along with several opportunities to practice, refine and reinforce your learning. In addition, each week you receive one-on-one in-depth coaching and feedback. Develop greater public speaking success professionally and personally. At the end of the course, you receive a certificate of completion.

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Voiceover for Improvisers

Voiceover for Improvisers

Voiceover for Improvisers is a 4-week intensive workshop that introduces you to voiceover performance. Work with a studio professional and learn mic technique, studio etiquette, cold reading and what it takes to add voiceover performer to your resume.

This class takes place at Wanted! Sound + Picture Recording Studios, 409 King…

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