Credential: Diploma Program Code: 04891 Length: 4 semesters
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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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In order to continue with your application for Theatre Production, 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.
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Applicants are required to attend an orientation session where they will meet with current students and faculty to take a tour of the facilities and learn more about the program. They will also be required to attend a one-on-one interview with the faculty member.
Students will meet with a faculty member where they will be assessed on their knowledge of the industry, experience in arts and culture and relevant technical and artistic skills.
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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 Production diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to launch your career working in the professional theatre industry. You will learn how to build exquisite props, puppets, costumes, set pieces and painted scenery; how to incorporate light and sound into a theatrical performance; and how to serve the collaborative team through stage and production management. You will develop hands-on expertise mounting productions for the Humber Theatre season in partnership with students enrolled in our Theatre Performance program. The Humber Theatre season is fully integrated with the academic curriculum to ensure that neither productions nor classes are compromised.
We focus on creative work in a collaborative artistic environment, professional discipline, broad-based training and education in all areas of production for the performing arts, while instilling a commitment to lifelong learning in this constantly changing field.
All of our faculty have substantial industry experience, and part-time instructors have full-time professional careers. As well, professional directors, designers, production stage managers, fight directors and other specialists outside of the faculty are brought in for the Humber Theatre season and other projects. We hire directors and designers who are known for their unusual and innovative approaches. Their creativity brings constant challenges, excitement and learning opportunities to the Humber Theatre production season and enhances in-class instruction. These professionals often provide our students with contacts, references and employment opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Design and construct stage sets for musical and drama productions.
Design and construct stage lighting and special effects.
Manage effectively on the stage during all phases of production.
Identify, select and install lighting.
Understand safety precaution for theatre operation.
Manage the entire theatre production.
Paint and design scenery.
Develop some performance skills.
With more than 90 venues in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and many more producing companies, Toronto is the third-largest theatre centre in the English-speaking world. Toronto is also the source of theatre productions, concert tours and industrial shows that tour nationally and internationally.
There are many opportunities behind the scenes for the technicians and craftspeople we train; and our graduates make careers as carpenters, prop builders, puppeteers, conventional and moving light technicians, sound technicians, wardrobe personnel, riggers, pyrotechnicians, and scenic painters.
In the management realm, our graduates work as stage managers, technical directors and production managers. Our graduates also work in related areas of the entertainment industry including cruise ships, theme parks, ice shows, concert tours, industrial presentations, specialized service companies, film and television. Some graduates form companies collaborating with performers and designers to create original work. Others eventually move into more senior management positions.
Working at Heights Certification, Personnel Lift Training, First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
There is an additional cost for some of these certifications.
Additional requirements may apply.
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.
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.
Humber Theatre Production graduates have found success in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
All of our faculty has substantial industry experience, and part-time instructors have full-time professional careers.
Students in our program use a flexible black box theatre, which features moveable seats for up to 120 people. It can be configured in any number of ways (end stage, thrust, arena), allowing people to exercise their creativity. This is especially valuable for experimental performances where unusual arrangements of audience and stage may be needed. We have well-equipped wardrobe, carpentry, paint and prop shops, and a wide range of lighting, sound and rigging equipment.
Humber works with many professional theatres, equipment suppliers, production service companies, professional organizations, artists and unions who assist with equipment, facilities, expertise, workshops, backstage tours and professional opportunities. Recent partners include Airmagic Pyrotechnics & Special Effects, Freeman Audio Visual, The Set Shop, Canada’s Wonderland, Canstage, Canadian Opera Company, Christie Lites, Cirque du Soleil, Clay and Paper Theatre, Contact Distribution, Factory Theatre, Hamilton Scenic Specialty, IATSE Locals 58, 822 and 828, Jack A. Frost Ltd., Natural Resources Canada – Explosives, Regulatory Division, Nightswimming Theatre, Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, One Little Goat, Paragon Props, Production Resource Group (PRG), Pyrotek Special Effects Inc., RC4 Wireless Dimming and Motion, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, Rosco Laboratories Ltd., SF Marketing, Shaw Festival Theatre, Show Pro, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, The Living Arts Centre, The Puppetmongers, The Rabbit’s Choice, Common Boots Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and William F. White Ltd.
The Theatre Production 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.
|Bonnie Armstrong||Operations Manager, Markham Theatre For Performing Arts|
|Cheryl Batulis||Business Agent, IATSE Local 822|
|Jim Brett||President, IATSE Local 58|
|David D'Anjou||Franco Dragone Entertainment Group|
|David James||Production Resource Group|
|Bob Johnston||President of Sales, Christie Lites Sales|
|Fina MacDonell||The Rabbit's Choice|
|Darryl Matthews||Staging Co-Ordinator, Freeman Audio Visual Canada|
Tim Jennings, Humber grad and former instructor, has been named the new head of the Shaw Festival.
Most students don’t study Theatre Production in order to become exhibition managers for science centers.
Melissa Grandovec graduated from Humber’s Theatre Production program in November 2009, and she’s been steadily employed ever since.
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