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.
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.
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*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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.
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.
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 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.
All of our faculty has substantial industry experience.
"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
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.
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.
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn Working at Heights and Personnel Lift Training certifications as part of their program.
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 - 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.
|Justin Antheunis||President, IATSE Local 58|
|Cheryl Batulis||Business Agent, IATSE Local 822|
|Jim Brett||International Representative|
|David D'Anjou||Technical Director, Moment Factory|
|Lisa Humber||Equity Stage Manager|
|David James||General Manager, Production Resource Group|
|Bob Johnston||President of Sales, Christie Lites Sales|
|Katherine Lilley||Scenic Painter, COC|
|Fina MacDonell||The Rabbit's Choice|
|Darryl Matthews||Director of Creative Services, Freeman Audio Visual Canada|
|R. Allan Ross||Executive Producer, Luminato|
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