Seneca College

Toronto, ON

Seneca College emphasizes on experiential learning and programs that integrate new and traditional media.

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Online Class Description

Here's a short documentary about our capstone course, "Locations Shooting." At the culmination of the Acting for Camera and Voice program, Seneca students spend two long, intensive days shooting a short film on location. This film shows clips from that course plus interviews with instructors, Anita La Selva and Conrad Coates, Program Coordinator Mark Ingram, and a number of the graduating students involved.

Seneca College

The Acting for Camera & Voice program at Seneca College is a 2-year diploma that offers exciting, hands-on learning experiences in the unique blend of film and voice acting. You will learn techniques that will enable you to build a strong foundation of stage acting, movement, voice and camera acting.

Your studies will teach you to research roles, how to create audio and video demo reels, how to write scripts and business management skills necessary to succeed in your acting career.

Faculty & Alumni

  • Mark Ingram

    Program Co-ordinator of Seneca’s ACV program

    Since ‘83 Mark has been working as a director, actor, fight choreographer, vocal coach, acting coach, producer, stage manager, and lighting & sound designer in both in Canada and the USA. His teaching takes on a unique blend of these disciplines. Mark received his M.F.A. from York University (Theatre Performance, plus Voice Teaching diploma) and his B.Sc. from Syracuse University (TV/Film production). In ‘09 Mark created the Acting for Camera and Voice program for Seneca College. Teaching credits include: Seneca College, Toronto Film School, York University, Randolph Academy, and USC School of Drama. Stage Acting credits include: The War of the Clowns, The Seagull, No Exit, Betrayal, Rock and Roll, MacBeth, and A Streetcar Named Desire. TV/Film Acting credits include: Kim’s Convenience, Murdoch Mysteries, Breakout Kings, and Tommy Boy.

  • David Fraser

    Acting for Camera and Voice

    David has been a busy working actor for 33 years in theatre, television and film. He most recently played a role in the 2016 Oscar award winning Best Picture, Spotlight. Behind the microphone he has voiced hundreds of radio and television commercials, animation characters and narrations. He has also written for both the stage and screen and has had several screenplays optioned. For several years David also worked in Film/TV production as a producer’s assistant learning the ins and outs of moviemaking. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Drama program.

  • Julia Paton

    Acting for Camera and Voice

    Julia is an actress, director and teacher. She was a series regular on CBC’s comedy P.R. and has appeared in productions including Da Kink In My Hair, Due South, Once A Thief, Doc, and Prince Charming. Her Hollywood feature film credits include Pushing Tin, Booty Call and Focus. Julia was the female lead in the Canadian film The Edge, and has also performed in numerous TV and radio commercials, audiobooks and cartoon pilots. Her selected theatre credits include roles in Don’t Misunderstand Me, Tom Jones, A Chorus Line, Godspell, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and directing productions including The Servant of Two Masters, The Road To Mecca and Dial M For Murder.