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.
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.
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:
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*|
|Semester 5||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 6||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Theatre Performance advanced diploma program reflects the global nature of our intercultural world. We offer a unique physically based training approach for the development of theatre artists. Rigorous training in devised and original theatre is supported by foundation training in classical and contemporary approaches to text. The individual creative voice is encouraged through training in devised theatre techniques in every year of the program.
You will be taught by internationally and nationally recognized actors and actor-creators. The foundation acting curriculum includes classical and contemporary acting techniques; Shakespeare; neutral mask; clown and bouffon; movement and dance; and voice, speech and singing. It also includes on-camera performance and voice-over technique; the business of acting and audition; stage combat; playwriting; puppetry; and theatre history. Students work on and create original material in every year of the program. In the third year, the creative work culminates in a performance season guided by professional directors, designers and stage managers.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.
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 Arts - 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.
Situated in the most culturally diverse city in the world, the Theatre Performance program is uniquely positioned to prepare you for the future of theatre. Our training covers everything from traditional texts to the international world of devised theatre – a rigorous approach to creating, writing, directing and/or producing. You will develop self-motivation, self-discipline and critical thinking, as well as the entrepreneurial skills needed to create a unique career. You will be prepared to move skillfully among the worlds of the professional actor: regional theatre companies, dance/theatre, film and television, and self-generated performance.
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.
The Theatre Arts - 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|
|Franco Boni||Artistic Director, Theatre Centre|
|Derrik Chua||Producer; Entertainment Lawyer|
|Teodoro Dragonieri||Multi-disciplinary artist; Educator; Artistic Director, Zanni Arte|
|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|
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.
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