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  • Acting for Camera and Voice

    Acting for Camera and Voice

Program Code:ACV
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

As a student in Acting for Camera and Voice, you’ll learn the skills necessary to embark on an exciting and successful acting career. Your studies feature a unique blend of film/television and voice acting, supported by a strong foundation of stage techniques. You’ll also benefit from extensive studio experience in acting, movement, voice, acting–for–camera and voice–over acting. When you graduate, it’ll be with a full understanding of how to develop and research a role, how to utilize perspectives of modern–day acting techniques and how to adjust your performances to suit the medium. To complement your artistic education, you’ll also gain knowledge in important business practices like business management and creating audio and video demo reels.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to:

  • collaborate in the planning and performance of recorded media projects to a professional standard in a range of roles, recorded in a variety of media
  • analyze and interpret scripts, storyboards and commercial copy
  • develop and apply a personal, positive creative process for the creation and performance of a believable character appropriate to the requirements of each media discipline
  • prepare for and deliver a believable performance appropriate to the recorded media discipline and, in particular, convey character to the camera with appropriate emotional depth and clarity
  • maintain a character’s physical and emotional continuity over the course of production
  • work effectively with agents, casting directors, producers, directors and film crews
  • describe the roles and hierarchy of “in– front–of–the–camera” and “behind–the– camera” workers in the film and television industry
  • develop strategies for ongoing personal development (emotional intelligence, team building, peer respect and communication skills) and professional development (lifelong learning) to enhance work performance and opportunities and to maintain currency with industry demands and new technologies encountered in the industry
  • effectively employ improvisational skills for problem–solving
  • use creativity and imagination to demonstrate through individual performance an understanding of character development and scene awareness and how it affects the overall production structure
  • evaluate your place within the entertainment industry and develop the appropriate career strategies and contacts
  • outline and demonstrate the entrepreneurial and business skills needed by actors in the entertainment industry
  • create dialects and make adjustments to the voice for various mediums by utilizing all components of the speaking voice and manipulating each of these components as required to achieve the desired result.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Live audition and panel interview

Applicant Selection

  • Applicants will receive notification of how and when to submit a letter of intent. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a live audition and panel interview.
  • Applicants will be ranked based on the strength of their audition, interview and letter of intent.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.


  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
  • Basic computer skills including office software.


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Your Career

Our four–semester Acting for Camera and Voice diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in many different parts of the entertainment industry. Upon graduation, you’ll have strong acting techniques to help you succeed in the industry and a solid set of business skills to manage your career. You’ll find opportunities to work as an actor in film, television, stage, voice–over narration, radio/TV commercials and character voice work for animation and video games.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACV100 Basic Acting Skills 4
ACV110 The Vocal Instrument 3
ACV120 The Actor's Body 3
ACV130 Acting Inside the Frame 6
EAC150 College English 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACV210 Extending the Actor's Voice 3
ACV221 Dance Basics (1/2 semester) 3
ACV230 Deepening Your On-Camera Work 6
ACV288 Introduction to Script Writing 3
ACV300 Acting On Impulses 4
ACV301 Periods and Styles 3
ACV401 Physical Acting/Fight (1/2 semester) 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACV200 Broadening Your Acting Skills 4
ACV220 Finding Character Through Mask 3
ACV241 Creating Demo Videotapes 2
ACV310 Speaking In Dialects 4
ACV330 The Actor and Technology 6
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACV320 Being Present Through Clown 4
ACV410 Voice and Performance 3
ACV431 Auditioning for Camera (1st half of semester) 6
ACV432 Location Shooting (2nd half of semester) 6
ACV440 Working with the Microphone 4
ACV460 Managing Your Career 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3


2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Basic Acting Skills
The Vocal Instrument
The Actor’s Body
Acting Inside the Frame
College English
Semester 2
Extending the Actor’s Voice
Dance Basics (1/2 Semester)
Deepening On-Camera Work
Script Writing
Acting on Impulse
Periods and Styles
Fight (1/2 Semester)
General Education Option
Semester 3
Broadening Your Acting
Character Mask
Creating Demo Reels
Actor and Technology
General Education Option
Semester 4
Being Present Through Clown
Voice and Performance
Auditioning (1/2 Semester)
Location Shooting (1/2 Semester)
Managing Your Career
General Education Option

Contact Us

For more information, please visit:
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Thomas Hein
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sharina Khan
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Mark Ingram
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33216
Program Chair: Mark Jones
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488
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