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Theatre Arts - Production

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 04891 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

Recommended

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

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.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016-2017 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,437.78
  • international: $14,200.00

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 

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Program Contact(s)

Heather Kent
Faculty
416.675.6622 ext. 79048
heather.kent@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
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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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.

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 using the email address or phone number on this page.

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.

1. 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

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*
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$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational 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$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational 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$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational 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$0.00$0.00

*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 work in professional theatre and related areas of the performing arts. Our philosophy is based on creative work in a collaborative artistic environment, professional discipline, broad-based training and education in all areas of production for the performing arts, and instilling a commitment to lifelong learning in this constantly changing field. With an emphasis on the technical and visual components of production, the curriculum covers the art and technology of crafting exquisite props, puppets, costumes, set pieces and painted scenery. It also covers the use of a broad range of lighting, sound and rigging equipment.

You will develop hands-on expertise mounting productions for the Humber Theatre season in partnership with students enrolled in Humber’s Theatre Performance program. You will also be involved with a number of production projects within the program and may be involved with other programs in the School of Creative & Performing Arts, or with partners in the professional theatre. The Humber Theatre season is fully integrated with the academic curriculum to ensure that neither the productions nor the classes are compromised.

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.


Courses

The Humber Experience

Production

Recent 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.

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 Faculty 

All of our faculty has substantial industry experience.

Heather Kent Diana Belshaw Tom Baranski

Student Success Stories

Jeff McCarron

"My time at Humber let me explore the different roles in the Theatre and Events industry and decide what I loved and what I was good at. I also got my first taste of professional-level production management, which became my ultimate career path."

- Jeff McCarron

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. It is also a major centre for film, television and music production. Toronto is also the source of theatre productions, concert tours, and industrial shows that tour nationally and internationally. There is a lot of work 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.

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.

Professional Accreditations

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn Working at Heights, Personnel Lift Training, and First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications as part of their program.  

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. 

Advisory Committee

The Theatre Arts - 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

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