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Comedy: Writing and Performance

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 12211 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

or

or

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

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

For further information, see Admission Requirements.

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.

Selection Includes Additional Requirements:

Admission is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional requirements which may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, reference, etc. These vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,227.76
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

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.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

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.

Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Program Contact(s)

Andrew Clark, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79031
andrew.clark@humber.ca

Linda Ellis, program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 79035
linda.ellis@humber.ca

creativearts.humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

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

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In order to continue with your application for Comedy: Writing and Performance, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these additional requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit additional requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Additional Requirements

Applicants are required to attend an audition where they perform two minutes of original stand-up, participate in a group improvisation exercise, perform a cold reading of a scene provided by Humber, and submit a comic writing sample. Applicants must submit a $50 assessment fee upon registration for this admissions event. Please see “Registration Instructions” below to book your audition.

i. Cold Reading

Applicants will perform a short sketch provided by the Comedy Program.

ii. Improvisation Exercise

Applicants will improvise in a group as well as work on a short comedic sketch. Please wear comfortable clothing to allow you to move easily.

iii. Standup Routine

Applicants will perform two minutes of original standup comedy. There are no restrictions on topics or language.

iv. Comic Writing Sample

Applicants are required to bring a comic writing sample to the audition.  The writing sample may be a sketch (2-5 pages), scene (2-5 pages) or short story (400-1000 words).

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 additional requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All additional 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$3,113.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$150.00$150.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,113.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$150.00$150.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,113.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$150.00$150.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,113.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,525.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$150.00$150.00
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

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Podcasts

Joe Ianni & Pam Thomas (audio/mpeg)

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Joe Ianni is a Toronto podcaster and Pam Thomas is a producer and manager. Joe & Pam spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Tracey Hoyt (audio/mpeg)

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Tracey Hoyt is a Canadian voice actress and acting coach. Tracey spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Jim Downey (audio/mpeg)

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James Woodward "Jim" Downey is best known as a long-time writer for Saturday Night Live. Jim spoke to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Maria Bamford (audio/x-m4a)

Duration: 00:49:50

Maria Bamford is a comedian, actress, and voice actress best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family. Bamford came to speak to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

Robin Duke (audio/mpeg)

Duration: 00:41:19

Robin Duke is best known for her work on SCTV and Saturday Night Live. She co-founded Women Fully Clothed, a sketch comedy troupe and plays Wendy Kurtz on Schitt's Creek.

Andy Nulman (audio/mpeg)

Duration: 01:28:09

Andy Nulman is best known for co-founding the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Nulman came to speak to Humber's Comedy Writing & Performance students.

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