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Theatre Production

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 04891 Length: 4 semesters

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

Recommended

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U (or equivalent)

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $4,437.78
  • international $14,200.

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.

Additional Costs

$100 to $150 – personal protective equipment (safety shoes, hard hat, safety glasses, etc.); $300 to $350 – required tools; $570 to $600 – textbooks; $120 – drafting and other materials

Fees by Semester >

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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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.

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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.

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Heather Kent
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79048
heather.kent@humber.ca

Admissions

Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor
416-675-5000

Lakeshore Campus
A118
416-675-5000

enquiry@humber.ca

 

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386
international@humber.ca

 

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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.

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

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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.

If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

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.

i. Interview

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.

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 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,218.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,108.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $300.00 $300.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,218.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,108.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $300.00 $300.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,218.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,108.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $300.00 $300.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,218.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,108.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $300.00 $300.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $300.00 $300.00
Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Mandatory Non-Tuition    
Lab/Materials $300.00 $300.00
Co-op/Placement    

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

Our Program

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.


Learning Outcomes

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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.


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Your Career

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.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

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. 

The Humber Experience

Humber Productions

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.

Rising Stars

Humber Theatre Production graduates have found success in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Our Faculty

All of our faculty has substantial industry experience, and part-time instructors have full-time professional careers.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

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.

Our Industry Partnerships

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.

Advisory Committee

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.

Advisory Committee

NameTitle
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

Success Stories

Tim Jennings

Tim Jennings

Tim Jennings, Humber grad and former instructor, has been named the new head of the Shaw Festival.

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Jeff McCarron

Most students don’t study Theatre Production in order to become exhibition managers for science centers.

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Melissa Grandovec

Melissa Grandovec graduated from Humber’s Theatre Production program in November 2009, and she’s been steadily employed ever since.

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Recent Theatre Productions

The Clowns

Performers on stage

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Poetry Project

Actors on stage

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Delete After Death

Performers on stage

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Faculty

Heather Kent

Heather Kent

Program Director, Theatre Production
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Diana Belshaw

Diana Belshaw

Full-time Faculty, Theatre Performance
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Tanya Greve

Tanya Greve

Head of Stage and Production Management, Theatre Production
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Tom Baranski

Tom Baranski

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David Brown

David Brown

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Chris Carlton

Chris Carlton

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Todd Charlton

Todd Charlton

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Paul Court

Paul Court

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Varrick Grimes

Varrick Grimes

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Richard Lee

Richard Lee

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Clare Preuss

Clare Preuss

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David Rayfield

David Rayfield

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John Reid

John Reid

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Sean Robertson-Palmer

Sean Robertson-Palmer

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Dan Watson

Dan Watson

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