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Acting for Film and Television

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 10351 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD (refer to 2016-2017 for estimate)
  • international: $14,626.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Additional fees may be required for the purchase of plays or scripts.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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John Bourgeois
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79034



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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In order to continue with your application for Acting for Film and Television, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to attend an audition and provide two letters of reference. Applicants must submit a $50 assessment fee upon registration for this admissions event. Please see “Registration Instructions” below.

i. Audition

Applicants are required to memorize and perform two contrasting (dramatic/comedic) speeches from a contemporary play, screenplay or teleplay.

Your chosen speeches must meet the following criteria:

  1. 1-2 minutes in length and thoroughly memorized. The auditor may interrupt you if you exceed the time limit or cannot remember your lines;
  2. The character should be someone within your age range (+ or – 5 years) and suit your personality;
  3. Only published material may be used (i.e. no self-written monologues);
  4. Small props such as cell phones are acceptable.

Please note: Applicants should be prepared to improvise.

ii. Letters of Reference

Applicants must submit two letters of reference. Please bring the letters with you to your audition and hand them to the auditor.

Registration Instructions

Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:

  1. Log-in to MyHumber
  2. Select the Applicant tab
  3. Select the Applied Programs tab
  4. Select your Year and Applicant Number from the drop-down menu, then click Submit
  5. Click on “Do I Have Any Missing Requirements”
  6. Click on “Go to Events” (located under the “Link” section, near the bottom right of the page)
  7. Choose from a list of available assessment dates and follow the prompts

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125


Guest Speakers

Humber's Acting for Film & Television program has a regular lineup of incredible guest speakers, including actors, directors, and casting directors. Below are a just a few of our recent guest speakers.

J. C. MacKenzieJC McKenzie

J.C. MacKenzie is a Canadian actor. He plays Skip Fontaine in the hit HBO series Vinyl and is known for his role as Arnold Spivak in ABC's Murder One, Reagan "Normal" Ronald in Fox's Dark Angel, and Ludlow in the film The Aviator.

See all his credits on his IMDB page.

Clarke JohnsonClarke Johnson

Clarke Johnson is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film. He is best known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), S.W.A.T. (2003) and The Sentinel (2006). 

See all his credits on his IMDB pagePhoto credit: Petr Novák, Wikipedia

Gordon PinsentGordon Pinsent 

Gordon Pinsent is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director and playwright. He is known for his roles in Away from Her, The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, A Gift to Last, Due South, The Red Green Show and Quentin Durgens, M.P.

See all his credits on his IMDB pagePhoto credit: christopherharte, Wikimedia

Larissa MairLarissa Mair

Larissa Mair has been involved in the arts for over 20 years. Larissa began as a casting assistant and associate, working her way up through the business until 2010, when she opened her own casting company; Larissa Mair Casting & Associates.

See all her credits on her IMDB page.

Don McBreartyDon McBrearty

Don McBrearty is a Canadian film director. In 2003 he directed the made-for-television drama Sex and the Single Mom. He is known for his work on The Arrow (1997), The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002), Terry (2005), and Chasing Freedom (2004).

See all his credits on his IMDB page.


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