Niagara College Acting for Film and Television – Meisner Technique

Niagara College Acting for Film and Television – Meisner Technique

Our focus

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

Our focus continues to be superior actor training with courses in voice, speech, movement, scene study and auditioning for film and television. We are 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. But in light of the changing nature of the industry you will also study film editing, screenwriting, stunt training, voiceover acting, self-marketing and acting with technology (eg. Green Screen), with an emphasis on creating your own work.

Our instructors are working industry professionals in the Toronto region and across Canada.

What is the Meisner Technique?

Meisner Technique is one of the most popular forms of current acting training originating from the work of Stanislavski. We are one of the only colleges in Canada to have a designated course curriculum in Meisner. Using our increased focus on another and enabling our observation skills on behavior, we begin to allow our own impulses to show up fully and freely to fulfill the actors’ job of communicating story through our own humanity.