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. Please refer to the program page at www.humber.ca to verify this program’s academic admission requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.
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. The information below contains all information to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration.
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.
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: a) 1-2 minutes in length and thoroughly memorized. The auditor may interrupt you if you exceed the time limit or cannot remember your lines; b) The character should be someone within your age range (+ or – 5 years) and suit your personality; c) Only published material may be used (i.e. no self-written monologues); d) 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. Online applicants may upload them along with their other documents. This document is available in alternate format upon request.
Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:
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.
|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 3||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 4||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
Humber’s Acting for Film and Television diploma program covers the full spectrum of training needed to succeed as a screen actor: acting, voice, movement, improvisation and script analysis. You’ll learn what it takes to express yourself through the art and craft of screen acting, gain on-camera confidence and learn how to shine at an audition. When you graduate, you’ll have a solid understanding of the craft and industry – its history, protocols, and professional standards.
No other screen-acting program in Canada can lay claim to such a comprehensive curriculum taught by leading practitioners and respected professional actors. Workshop simulations, screen demos, voice-over demos and our spring motion picture showcase provide you with unequalled opportunities to experience the world of screen acting. As well, you’ll be given the chance to meet and discuss your work with some of the acting world’s most recognizable faces, as well as with key industry personnel.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Describe the structure of the film and television industry.
Perform to a professional standard in a range of roles recorded in a variety of media.
Analyze and interpret scripts, screenplays, story boards and commercial copy.
Summarize the different requirements and challenges of one-time versus series work.
Explain the characteristics and requirements of different genres such as sitcoms, daytime TV, episodic TV and film.
Prepare for and perform appropriately on camera for each genre.
Convey character to the camera with appropriate emotional depth and clarity.
Maintain a character’s physical and emotional continuity over the course of production.
Work effectively with agents, casting directors, producers, directors and film crews.
Respond to the improvisational demands of the media.
Demonstrate individual creativity and imagination within a rigorous production structure.
Evaluate his or her place within the entertainment industry and develop the appropriate career strategies and contacts.
Develop team building and communication skills and engage in exercises that encourage self understanding, peer respect and professional behaviours.
Outline the entrepreneurial skills needed by actors in the electronic media.
Work effectively with the new technologies encountered in the industry.
Students in Humber's Acting for Film & Television program are in front of the camera throughout their time at school, building hours and hours of in-class experience as well as lots of great demo material.
In addition to regular, in-class filming, second year students appear in two professionally produced scenes. Each scene is edited and added to their demo reel. Select scenes are screened at the annual Spring Showcase at a theatre in downtown Toronto before an invited audience.
Students also feature in a “Walk and Talk”, shot on location with a professional crew. This is an opportunity for actors to integrate their training in a simulated set environment.
Students go on a number of field trips during their time in the program to experience many different studio environments and work with highly specialized technologies. Students also work with professional voice actors in a recording studio to produce a demo reel of audio work.
All of our faculty has substantial industry experience.
According to the Motion Picture Association – Canada report, in 2012/2013, the total volume of film and television production was $5.82 billion, which accounted for 127,700 jobs. Film and television production generated a gross domestic product (GDP) of $7.6 billion for the Canadian economy in 2012/2013. Work increased in all areas of recorded media, including film, television, commercials (radio and TV), and industrial and corporate productions, as well as voice-overs, narration and cartoon animation. Ontario continues to be a prominent, active player in the international film and TV industries. While steady employment remains a challenge in any artistic endeavour, Ontario’s robust production climate continues to provide our graduates with opportunities to pursue a fulfilling and exciting career as a professional screen actor.
Source: Estimates based on data collected from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, CBC/Radio-Canada, the Association of Provincial Funding Agencies and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Acting for Film and Television is recognized by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). Graduates of this program qualify to apply for ACTRA Apprentice membership within sixty (60) days of their graduation.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Our Advisory Committee helps keep the program up-to-date ensuring our students are learning the most current skills needed to be successful in the film and television industry.
|Karl Pruner||Committee Chair|
|Diane Kerbel||Casting Director|
|Brian Levy CDC||Casting Director|
|Alicia Jeffery||Talent Agent|
Our conservatory-style training immerses you in the art and craft of screen acting and ensures you graduate with a working knowledge of what is needed to thrive as a 21st century performer in recorded media. You will study with a professional acting faculty who continue to be active in their field.
As leading practitioners, they provide instruction that accurately reflects the reality of what is required of today's screen actor.
Throughout the two years of the program, you will also meet with casting directors, talent agents, working actors and directors and get the chance to ask them questions and benefit from their experiences In addition, selected students may shadow working faculty on professional sets.
You will also act in screen demo productions under the guidance of a professional director and director of photography. Successful students will be cast in our annual Graduates Spring Showcase Digital Video Project. The completed project screens before an industry audience at a downtown theatre.
We pride ourselves on making sure you understand how best to practice the art and craft of acting and how to begin your own journey from aspiring hopeful to professional screen actor. For those who are passionate and hardworking, this program will equip you to meet the challenges of being a successful working actor.
Acting for Film and TV program & Theatre Performance program School for the Creative and Performing Arts Humber College
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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.
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