Professional Actor Diploma

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Program Overview

The Professional Actor Diploma program is a state-of-the-art hybrid of classic, core acting techniques, emergent cutting-edge skills, and business training that prepare students for professional careers in live-action and voice over performance for film, television, commercials, animation, video games, podcasts, and other emergent media. These 6-months create the skills and knowledge required for a lifetime career.

Learning Objective

Successful graduates will be able to dissect and identify the structural elements of a script. They will be able to access variations on command through grounded
performances and presence exercises. They will have greater control of their body and voice so they can create different characters and sounds through the different physical resonators and positions. Students will be able set, measure, and reset short term and long-term goals to ensure ongoing creative and professional progress.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for Story Institute programs applicants must have a strong work ethic and an insatiable willingness to learn. Applicants will be interviewed by a Director or member of the school’s admissions team where they will have an opportunity to exhibit their ability to take direction and showcase their preparation abilities via a prepared audition piece and written or video essay based on assigned homework for the interview. This program requires applicants to have graduated from grade 12 (or equivalent) or being 19 years of age before the start of classes. Applicants must be able to pass the IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each category for the Academic test.

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Learn from Professionals

Instructor Fred Ewanuick
Fred Ewanuick
Instructor Tasya Teles
Tasya Teles
Instructor Toby Marks
Toby Marks
Michael Coleman
Devyn Dalton
Instructor Sidney Quesnelle
Sidney Quesnelle
Joanna Rannelli

Curriculum

March 29th, 2021 to September 24th, 2021
September 27th, 2021 to March 26th, 2022

Term 1 - 12 weeks

Creating Successful Habits

Personal Budgeting

Casting Process

Unions

Agents

Social Media

Industry Guest Speakers

Creating Your Own Work

Accepting Offers

Committing

Conflict

Subtext

Audition vs Performance

Active Listening

Raising the Stakes

Environment

Finding Your Voices

Expanding Your Range

Vocal Care

8 Tones of Selling

Walla

Narration

Taking Direction

Personalizations

Grounding

Goals

Identifying Beats

Emotional Accessibility

Goals

Results & Emotions

Relationships

Character Building

Goals

Results

Emotions

Assertions

Tactics & Obstacles

Personalizations

Relationships

The Types of Time

Term 2 - 12 weeks

Headshots

Multiple Revenue Streams

Visas & Green Cards

Set Roles

Industry Guest Speakers

Agent Submission Prep

Show Reel Preparation

Actor Materials

Simplify & Specifiy

Primal Motivations

Taking Direction

Finding the Fun

Archetypes

Status

Animal Work

How to Build a Show

Voice matching

Working with Beeps

What’s Not on the Page

Expanding Range

Archetypes

Building a Home Studio

Multiple Revenue Streams

VO Demo Creation

Conflict

Emotional Change

Subtext

Creating Business

Animal Work

Moment Before

Finding the Fun

Performance

Character

Betrayed Expectations

Eyelines

Preparing Multiple Scenes

Research

What’s Not on the Page

Props & Wardrobe

Creating Your Demo

Do you qualify for a scholarship?

With our Purpose Scholarship you can save $1000 on Tuition!

Tuition

Professional Actor Diploma
$9900
$ 8900 with Purpose Scholarship
  • Credential: Diploma
  • 480 hours
  • Mon thru Friday 4 hours a day
2020 pricing

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