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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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Acting for Film and Digital Media at Niagara College

Actors are highly versatile and authentic storytellers who understand the importance of a meaningful connection with their audience and the value of creating their own opportunities for success in the entertainment industry.

Toronto – sometimes called Hollywood North – and the surrounding region known as “The Golden Horseshoe” ranks third in film and digital media production in North America and ranks second as an exporter of digital streaming and cable tv programming in North America.

Niagara College's focus continues to be superior actor training with courses in voice, speech, movement, scene study and auditioning for film and television. Niagara College is also one of the few Canadian post-secondary institutions that offer direct instruction in The Meisner Technique, one of the foremost acting techniques taught today. In light of the changing nature of the industry and the rise of more entrepreneurial self-created web content, students will also study film editing, screenwriting, stunt training, voiceover acting, self-marketing and acting with technology (eg. Green Screen) bringing a dual focus to the program; the actor and entrepreneur.

Niagara College's instructors are working industry professionals in the Toronto region and across Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Extensive hands-on experience taking scene study and short film projects from script to screen using the latest technology.
  • Students establish a professional portfolio including a resume, headshots, demo reels, and voiceover demo that reflects their individual style and acting technique.
  • Collaborate with future directors and producers in Niagara College’s renowned Broadcasting-Radio, Television and Film program on short films, commercials and music videos.
  • One of few Canadian programs to offer direct instruction in The Meisner Technique-one of the most popular techniques of modern acting.
  • Recognized by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) with graduates granted immediate ACTRA apprentice status.
  • Interact with working industry professionals (Niagara College's instructors as well as directors, actors and producers through NC's ‘Up Close and Personal’ series.
Level Diploma
Discipline Fine Arts
Duration 24 months
Intakes Jan, Sep
Application Fees CAD 100
Tuition Fees CAD 15650
Admission Requirements
Language proficiency (minimum)
IELTS 6
TOEFL 79
PTE 49
Duolingo Not Required / Waiver
Exam proficiency (minimum)
SAT Not Required / Waiver
ACT Not Required / Waiver
GRE Not Required / Waiver
GMAT Not Required / Waiver
Requirements

Minimum GPA - 50%

Rankings
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QS Ranking

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