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.This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
These 6-months create the skills and knowledge required for a lifetime career.
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.
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 who do not have English as their first language and who do not master the language 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.