Skip to content

Comedy: Writing and Performance

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 12211 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

or

or

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.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

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.

Learn more >

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
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

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.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

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

Ontario Graduate Certificates >

Ontario Transfer Options

Visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Andrew Clark
Progrm Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79031
andrew.clark@humber.ca

Linda Ellis
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79035
linda.ellis@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

Have questions about Humber?

Book a Tour

I am a Canadian Citizen/Landed Immigrant

I am a ...

First Name:

Do not populate:

Last Name:

Email:

Question

Apply to Humber

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admission Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

In order to continue with your application for Comedy: Writing and Performance, 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 where they perform two minutes of original stand-up, participate in a group improvisation exercise, perform a cold reading of a scene provided by Humber, and submit a comic writing sample. Applicants must submit a $50 assessment fee upon registration for this admissions event. Please see “Registration Instructions” below to book your audition.

i. Cold Reading

Applicants will perform a short sketch provided by the Comedy Program.

ii. Improvisation Exercise

Applicants will improvise in a group as well as work on a short comedic sketch. Please wear comfortable clothing to allow you to move easily.

iii. Stand-Up Routine

Applicants will perform two minutes of original standup comedy. There are no restrictions on topics or language.

iv. Comic Writing Sample

Applicants will complete a comic writing sample. The writing sample may be a sketch, scene, or short story. Please bring the comic writing sample to audition.

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*
TotalTBD$7,125.50
TuitionTBD$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45
Lab/MaterialsTBD$150.00
Co-op/PlacementTBD$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
TotalTBD$7,125.50
TuitionTBD$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45
Lab/MaterialsTBD$150.00
Co-op/PlacementTBD$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
TotalTBD$7,125.50
TuitionTBD$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45
Lab/MaterialsTBD$150.00
Co-op/PlacementTBD$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
TotalTBD$7,125.50
TuitionTBD$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-TuitionTBD$450.45
Lab/MaterialsTBD$150.00
Co-op/PlacementTBD$0.00

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

Close

Podcasts

Joe Ianni & Pam Thomas (audio/mpeg)

Duration:

Joe Ianni is a Toronto podcaster and Pam Thomas is a producer and manager. Joe & Pam spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Tracey Hoyt (audio/mpeg)

Duration:

Tracey Hoyt is a Canadian voice actress and acting coach. Tracey spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Jim Downey (audio/mpeg)

Duration:

James Woodward "Jim" Downey is best known as a long-time writer for Saturday Night Live. Jim spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Maria Bamford (audio/x-m4a)

Duration: 00:49:50

Maria Bamford is a comedian, actress, and voice actress best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family. Bamford came to speak to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Robin Duke (audio/mpeg)

Duration: 00:41:19

Robin Duke is best known for her work on SCTV and Saturday Night Live. She co-founded Women Fully Clothed, a sketch comedy troupe and plays Wendy Kurtz on Schitt's Creek.

Andy Nulman (audio/mpeg)

Duration: 01:28:09

Andy Nulman is best known for co-founding the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Nulman came to speak to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Close

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.