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Story Institute is an acting school in Vancouver designed for students of all experience levels. We offer both full-time, post-secondary diploma programs and part-time evening and weekend courses.
We provide all of the core artistic skills (live action and voice acting), on-camera acting and audition techniques, essential business foundations, and unmatched alumni support required for lifelong success.
And best of all, we provide free mentorship for the rest of your professional life.
Stories change the world…and actors are in a powerful position to help tell them.
Think about it: where are stories told – most frequently, to the largest audiences, and with the biggest impact? On TV, in cinemas, on stages, online. In commercials, films, streaming series, plays, YouTube channels, and more. Actors are the faces, the voices, the real-life human beings that bring stories to life, transforming the way people think, feel, and live. Becoming a professional actor isn’t just a “pipe dream”; it’s an opportunity to make a difference, change lives, all while doing what you were born to do!
Make a living and live your truest life.
When we were kids, no one had to tell us to play or dream or create. We did those things instinctively because, deep down, we understood that’s what it meant to be alive, to be a human being. As we made our way through school, everything started to become about getting jobs and making money, while the imaginers and artists in us slipped slowly into the background. By the time we graduated, many of us had come to accept the idea that being creative was a luxury, a hobby, something to do in our spare time (maybe), but certainly not a “real” thing to pursue in life when it came to making a living. Then we grew up and told our kids the same thing. Sad, right?
The problem is that, being creative isn’t just something artists do; it’s who they are. And nobody should have to be who they really are in their spare time – especially when there are more opportunities than ever to make a great living as an artistic professional.
At Story Institute, we proudly reject the idea that you have to choose between making a living or actively pursuing a vocation you’re passionate about. Because we know from experience as professionals acting and writing in Vancouver and around the world, it’s just not true. And because we know the secret to success: learning the skills and business practices that enable you to do both at the same time!
Lifelong learning means mentorship for life.
When you graduate from Story Institute, we don’t just hand you your diploma and say, “Good luck!” Support, coaching, and learning become more important than ever when you enter the industry, and that need continues throughout your professional life as you evolve, go out for auditions, and require critical career advice at strategic times. Knowing this, our instructors and staff are 100% committed to making sure you get the help you need when you need it, which is why we give every student unmatched alumni support including mentorship for life.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”