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Attend an Information Session on this program on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Acting for Film and Television

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 10351Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 4 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Audition

  • Applicants are required to memorize and perform two contrasting (dramatic/comedic) speeches from a contemporary play, screenplay or teleplay.

    Your chosen speeches must meet the following criteria:

    1. Speeches must be thoroughly memorized and between 1 to 2 minutes long. The auditor may interrupt you if you exceed the time limit or cannot remember your lines;
    2. The character should be someone within your age range (+ or – 5 years) and suit your personality;
    3. Only published material may be used (i.e. no self-written monologues). Please note: some monologues (e.g. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mean Girls) are overused by applicants. Your choice of materials should be unique and suited to your personality;
    4. Small props such as cell phones are acceptable

    Registration Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,670.58
  • international: $15,262.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,335.29$7,421.00
Tuition$2,666.49$6,752.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$200.00$200.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,335.29$7,421.00
Tuition$2,666.49$6,752.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$200.00$200.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,335.29$7,421.00
Tuition$2,666.49$6,752.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$200.00$200.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,335.29$7,421.00
Tuition$2,666.49$6,752.20
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$200.00$200.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Additional fees may be required for the purchase of plays or scripts.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Media any major

Humber students who have successfully completed the Acting for Film and Television Diploma or the Theatre Performance Advanced Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Media, any major at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

John Bourgeois, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79034
john.bourgeois@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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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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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

Behind-the-scenes filming.

The making of a walk and talk.

Camera Ready Experience

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.

Studio Experience

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.

Our Faculty

All of our faculty has substantial industry experience.

Your Career

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.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

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.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

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.

Advisory Committee

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.

Advisory Committee

NameTitle
Karl Pruner  Committee Chair
David Ferry Actor-Director
Hal Eisen Actor
Diane Kerbel Casting Director
Brian Levy CDC Casting Director
Michael Kennedy Director
Alicia Jeffery Talent Agent
Catherine Gourdier Producer
Angela Gei Actor/Producer

 

Director's Message

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.

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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.

Best,

John Bourgeois
Program Director
Acting for Film and TV program & Theatre Performance program School for the Creative and Performing Arts Humber College
416-675-6622 extension 79034

The Humber Experience

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.

JC McKenzie

Clarke Johnson

Gordon Pinsent

Larissa Mair

Don McBrearty

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