Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 04881 Length: 6 semesters
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
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.
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Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.
$50 – theatre tickets (per semester).Fees by Semester >
Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.
Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.
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.
For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >
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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.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
In order to continue with your application for Theatre Performance, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and the results of these secondary requirements. This contains all the information you need to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.
Applicants are required to attend an audition in which they will perform monologues, participate in a creative workshop and complete a voice and movement assessment. Applicants must submit a $50 assessment fee upon registration for this admissions event. This assessment will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please see “Registration Instructions” below to book your audition.
Applicants will prepare two memorized monologues. One of these must be chosen from contemporary or classical theatre; the second can either be from contemporary or classical theatre OR a monologue you’ve written yourself. Neither can be any longer than 1.5 – 2 minutes in length. The character you play should be similar to your own age and your monologue should express something you are passionate about.
ii. Creative Workshop
Applicants will participate in a creative workshop to assess imaginative skills and the ability to work creatively with others. Please wear clothing that allows you to move safely and easily.
iii. Voice and Movement Assessment
Applicants will participate in a voice and movement class to assess vocal and physical flexibility, range and creativity.
Please note that this document is available in an alternate format upon request.
iv. Orientation Session
Applicants will meet with Theatre Faculty in order to discuss their interest in and knowledge of theatre, their interests as artists, as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the Humber program. Please note this discussion will not be used in the admissions assessment.
Monologue / 30
Creative Workshop / 40
Voice and Movement Assessment / 30
Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:
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.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Theatre Performance program is known for rigorous training in physical and devised theatre that enables you to find success wherever your career path takes you. We are nationally known for our innovative curriculum based in the creation of original work.
We believe in:
Through our consecutive BFA (Honours in Acting) with York University, you can also choose to continue into further academic possibilities.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Perform dramatic roles in a variety of styles, such as in children's plays, plays geared for school audiences, experimental plays presented by alternate theatres, in standard repertoire of current and classical plays presented by regional theatres and festivals, as well as in musicals, revues and cabaret productions.
Perform non-classical, vocal material – solo and choral - and execute basic dance steps and choreography as required by musical productions and classical plays.
Apply different techniques required to perform on proscenium, thrust or arena stages, as well as open air theatres.
Adapt performing style to the electronic media; working for the camera (film, television and video production) as well as the microphone as in various aspects in radio broadcasting.
Provide services as drama resource person for community theatre, recreational programs, children's programs and private teaching.
Accept employment as a professional actor and provide services to professional standards.
We have developed a distinct identity and strong community in the professional world. Our graduates are ground-breakers and explorers. They have careers as directors, producers and writers, as well as film actors, music theatre actors, puppeteers and voice actors, and they are all part of the Humber network of artists. They are creators above all, transforming Canadian theatre with original voices that spring from a diversity of cultures and perspectives.
Each year, Humber Theatre presents a number of original productions which demand the full creative engagement of performance and production students under the guidance of internationally recognized artists.
Students in Humber's Theatre Performance program are on stage throughout their time at school, building hours and hours of in-class experience.
All of our faculty has substantial industry experience, and part-time instructors have full-time professional careers.
The Theatre Performance program Advisory Committee ensures that the program is as up-to-date as possible to ensure that students are receiving the most current education to help them succeed in the performing arts.
|Derek Aasland||Artistic Producer, Cinetic Creations; Director; Composer; Actor|
|Philip Akin||Actor; Director and Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company|
|Franco Boni||Artistic Director, Theatre Centre|
|Gail Carr||Casting Director; Producer|
|Derrik Chua||Producer; Entertainment Lawyer|
|Teodoro Dragonieri||Multi-disciplinary artist; Educator; Artistic Director, Zanni Arte|
|Nicole Hilliard-Forde||Producer; Casting Director|
|Andrew Lamb||Artistic Director, Roseneath Theatre|
|Jani Lauzon||Actor; Director; Musician; Managing Artistic Director, Paper Canoe Projects|
|Andy McKim||Artistic Director, Theatre Passe Muraille|
|Beatriz Pizano||Artistic Director, Aluna Theatre|
|Joseph Recinos||Actor; Writer; Producer; Humber Theatre Performance Alumnus|
|Nigel Shawn Williams||Associate Artistic Director, Factory Theatre|
What do you need to say?
What is your passion?
What is your vision for the theatre of tomorrow?
We live in a time of unprecedented socio-economic, political and cultural change. As the theatre shifts to reflect this change, these questions have become vitally important.
The Theatre Performance Program at Humber is dedicated to helping you find the answers to these questions and many more. We offer you the tools you need to express the answers fully as a professional actor and actor-creator: an artist who has the expertise, confidence and creative vision to respond to our times.
Follow the links on the right to find out more about what we do. As you read, notice four things that make our training unique:
Working with nationally and internationally renowned actors and actor-creators, you will develop the skills you need to create your own unique career. Our graduates move resourcefully among all the different worlds of the professional actor: working with professional theatre companies, taking roles in film and television, doing voice-over work, working in dance/theatre, and creating/producing their own work. They are diverse artists working in a diverse world ... and they are making their mark. So can you.
Welcome to the Theatre Performance Program at Humber – comprehensive theatre performance training for the 21st century that is built around your voice, your passion, and your vision for the future.
Michael Orlando graduated in 2007 and now runs Theatre Lab.
Amanda graduated in 2008 and is excited to have received a grant to continue work on her play, Unknown Territory.
Michael is known for his work in Bitten, The Basement and The Intruders.
Bahareh Yaraghi heads to Stratford for the 2016 season.
Matthew Gouveia can be seen from April 5 - 24 in Coal Mine Theatre's Killer Joe.
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.