Humber’s Acting for Film and Television diploma program covers the full spectrum of training needed to succeed as a screen actor: acting, voice, movement, improvisation and script analysis. You’ll learn what it takes to express yourself through the art and craft of screen acting, gain on-camera confidence and learn how to shine at an audition. When you graduate, you’ll have a solid understanding of the craft and industry – its history, protocols and professional standards.
Our program has one of the most comprehensive curricula in Canada and is taught by leading practitioners and respected professional actors. Workshop simulations, screen demos, voice-over demos and our spring motion picture showcase provide you with unequalled opportunities to experience the world of screen acting. As well, you’ll have the chance to discuss your work with some of the acting world’s most recognizable faces, as well as with key industry personnel.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Describe the structure of the film and television industry.
Perform to a professional standard in a range of roles recorded in a variety of media.
Analyze and interpret scripts, screenplays, story boards and commercial copy.
Summarize the different requirements and challenges of one-time versus series work.
Explain the characteristics and requirements of different genres such as sitcoms, daytime TV, episodic TV and film.
Prepare for and perform appropriately on camera for each genre.
Convey character to the camera with appropriate emotional depth and clarity.
Maintain a character’s physical and emotional continuity over the course of production.
Work effectively with agents, casting directors, producers, directors and film crews.
Respond to the improvisational demands of the media.
Demonstrate individual creativity and imagination within a rigorous production structure.
Evaluate his or her place within the entertainment industry and develop the appropriate career strategies and contacts.
Develop team building and communication skills and engage in exercises that encourage self understanding, peer respect and professional behaviors.
Outline the entrepreneurial skills needed by actors in the electronic media.
Work effectively with the new technologies encountered in the industry.
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Students in Humber's Acting for Film & Television program are in front of the camera throughout their time at school, building hours and hours of in-class experience as well as lots of great demo material.
In addition to regular, in-class filming, second year students appear in two professionally produced scenes. Each scene is edited and added to their demo reel. Select scenes are screened at the annual Spring Showcase at a theatre in downtown Toronto before an invited audience.
Students also feature in a “Walk and Talk”, shot on location with a professional crew. This is an opportunity for actors to integrate their training in a simulated set environment.
Students go on a number of field trips during their time in the program to experience many different studio environments and work with highly specialized technologies. Students also work with professional voice actors in a recording studio to produce a demo reel of audio work.
All of our faculty has substantial industry experience.
In addition to traditional stage, film and television opportunities, graduates of the program qualify to work in a wide range of multimedia including webisodes, virtual reality and gaming videos, as well as voice-overs for cartoons, commercials, narration and audio dialogue replacement (dubbing).
Please note: Acting is highly competitive. Along with talent and hard work, success depends upon the individual's determination.
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
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 licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Our Advisory Committee helps keep the program up-to-date ensuring our students are learning the most current skills needed to be successful in the film and television industry.
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Our conservatory-style training immerses you in the art and craft of screen acting and ensures you graduate with a working knowledge of what is needed to thrive as a 21st century performer in recorded media. You will study with a professional acting faculty who continue to be active in their field.
As leading practitioners, they provide instruction that accurately reflects the reality of what is required of today's screen actor.
Throughout the two years of the program, you will also meet with casting directors, talent agents, working actors and directors and get the chance to ask them questions and benefit from their experiences In addition, selected students may shadow working faculty on professional sets.
You will also act in screen demo productions under the guidance of a professional director and director of photography. Successful students will be cast in our annual Graduates Spring Showcase Digital Video Project. The completed project screens before an industry audience at a downtown theatre.
We pride ourselves on making sure you understand how best to practice the art and craft of acting and how to begin your own journey from aspiring hopeful to professional screen actor. For those who are passionate and hardworking, this program will equip you to meet the challenges of being a successful working actor.
Acting for Film and TV program & Theatre Performance program School for the Creative and Performing Arts Humber College
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Humber's Acting for Film & Television program has a regular lineup of incredible guest speakers, including actors, directors, and casting directors. Below are a just a few of our recent guest speakers.
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