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, screenwriting 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 auditions. 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 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. You will review and 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.
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.
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.
All professors still work in the industry – many notable faculty, like John Bourgeois, Dixie Seatle, and Sheila McCarthy.
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,
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, Humber College
416.675.6622 ext 79034
We stopped by the premiere of After Lola to talk to graduates of the Acting for Film and Television program who starred in the film.
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).
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.
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Humber Theatre Presents Elektra
Thu, November 21, 2019 | 07:30 PM to Sat, November 23, 2019 | 07:30 PM
Don’t miss this contemporary reimaging of Judith Thompson’s Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia, directed by Richard Greenblatt.
XO Brass Canada Presents John Fedchock with Humber Studio Jazz Orchestra
Thu, November 21, 2019 | 08:00 PM
Experience the unique voice of jazz trombone as John Fedchock performs some of his arrangements with this talented group of musicians!
Presented by XO Brass Canada. Sponsored by the Humber College Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and Long & McQuade.
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Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
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