This program is not offered for the 2024/2025 academic cycle. Applicants may wish to consider our Acting for Stage and Screen diploma program.
Online full-time programs are offered as either Daytime, or a combination of Evenings and Saturdays. Check your program Dates and Times to see what the program commitment will be.
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.
|AFTV 100: Fundamentals of Acting
|AFTV 101: Introduction to Voice and Movement
|AFTV 102: The Theory and Practice of Film and Television 1
|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
|WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills
|AFTV 150: Scene Study for Film and Television
|AFTV 151: Advanced Voice and Movement
|AFTV 152: The Theory and Practice of Film and Television 2
|WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills
|Select 1 from the following courses
|GNED : General Elective
|AFTV 202: The Business of Acting for Electronic Media 1
|AFTV 203: History of Film, Television and Radio 1
|AFTV 205: Specialized Voice and Movement Skills
|AFTV 215: On-Camera Skills and Techniques
|Select 1 from the following courses
|GNED : General Elective
|AFTV 250: Advanced On-Camera Skills and Techniques
|AFTV 251: New Technologies for the Actor
|AFTV 252: The Business of Acting for Electronic Media 2
|AFTV 253: History of Film, Television and Radio 2
|AFTV 254: Auditioning and Self-Promotion
Work-integrated learning opportunities prepare you for your future career. You will apply what you’ve learned in class and in real-world environments through a wide range of academic, community and industry partnerships. These work-integrated learning opportunities may include field experiences, professional practicums and co-operative education.
A field experience offers students an opportunity to engage in intensive experiences related to their field of study or career goals to build their skills, knowledge and abilities. Field experiences may be paid or unpaid.
Programs requiring a professional practicum offer practice-based experience or work hours for a professional license or certification. Students work under the direct supervision of an experienced professional. Placements are unpaid.
Students in co-op programs gain experience through paid work terms in their field of study that become progressively more complex as their skill level increases.
Students in co-op programs gain experience through paid work terms in their field of study that become progressively more complex as their skill level increases. The co-op portion of this program is optional.
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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.
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.
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.
In a career spanning more than thirty years, John has been a busy screen and stage actor. He has appeared in leading roles on Toronto’s mainstages, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Off-Broadway as well as at numerous North American regional theatres such as Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. He has had a long standing artistic relationship with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. In 2018, he won the Best Actor award there for his performance as Eric in Stephen Karam’s The Humans, a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer prize and winner of a Tony for best new play. As a teacher, he has taught and directed students at several colleges and universities across Canada and since 2005, has been the director of Humber College’s screen acting program. In 2016, Humber recognised him with the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
On screen, he is much in demand as a character actor. He has been a series regular (KUNG FU, THE CITY, LITTLE MEN, CARTER) and has acted with a compendium of notable film and stage actors. His imdb page lists more than one hundred and twenty screen appearances. Highlights include the Peabody award-winning film, “THE INTERROGATION OF MICHAEL CROWE” as well as the Genie award winner for the indie film “THE DANE”. Recent appearances include FX’s Mrs. America, and the upcoming Netflix series Jupiters’ Legacy. This fall, he will appear as CIA Director John Brennan in the CBS mini-series The Green Room opposite Jeff Daniels. Raised bilingual in Montreal, John has also acted in french on stage and in the hit Quebec series “L”OR”. In addition, he has performed in several international commercials, radio dramas and appeared in the comedy digital series SAVE ME for CBC Gem.
In 1998, John produced and directed the short feature film Jimmy Pacheco which received nominations for Best Comedy at the Yorktown and Mill Valley Film Festivals. He wrote and performed the one man drama Tansey’s Brag ( subsequently taped for Bravo television and CBC radio) as well as Walking on Crimson, a play inspired in part by Romeo Dallaire’s UN Command in Rwanda which he performed in the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has produced several showcase films with graduates of the program, most notably the feature length ""After Lola"" with the Class of 2013.
Trained for the stage at Concordia University (BA English & Theatre) and The Webber-Douglas Academy in London, he also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
In his spare time, he plays tennis, cycles and travels. He is married to the actor, Maria Ricossa with whom he raised three wonderful daughters.
Peter is a writer, filmmaker and educator based in Toronto.
His documentary On the Road to Virtue chronicles the relationship between a Canadian social justice advocate and refugees from the 1980s civil war in El Salvador. It was recently added to the permanent collection of the Museum of the Word and Image in San Salvador. Earlier documentaries include Guarding A Musical Treasure, a journey into the world of Baroque culture in Bolivia, as well as the science docs The Challenge of Quantum Reality and The Mystery of Dark Matter for Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He also produced, shot, and edited English for Yu, a 1994 Hot Docs finalist, which followed three women who fled the Bosnian civil war for new lives in Canada. Previous scripted projects include the comedic short Dear Bear and the irreverent web series Turning Intern.
Peter was also a visual effects designer on several successful multimedia musical revues for Drayton Entertainment including Twist & Shout: Music of the British Invasion, Legends: A Salute to Musical Pioneers, You’ll Get Used to It: The War Show! and Canadian Legends.
Peter is also the author of the 1987 historical monograph Caring On The Grand: A History of the Freeport Hospital, and the memoir essay “Terrazzo,” published in the 2004 American anthology Walking Higher: Gay Men Write About The Deaths of Their Mothers.
Mike Kirby has won 12 CLIO Awards for advertising excellence in his 35-year career as an actor, narrator, broadcaster, author and world trekker.
Theatrically, Mike has appeared in principal roles off-Broadway in Oliver Hailey’s Red Rover, Red Rover, in Toronto Free Theatre’s production of Sharon Pollack’s Doc, Theater Calgary’s Walsh, K2 and Beauty and the Beast; A Streetcar Named Desire and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid in regional theatres across Canada and the US, and the National Art Center’s production of You Can’t Take It With You.
Mike’s title roles in major motion pictures include The Silent Partner, The Kidnapping of the President, In Praise of Older Women, John Boorman's Where the Heart Is, and the classic Meatballs, directed by Ivan Reitman.
Voice over credits include the network voice of HGTV, and the station voice of Newstalk Radio 1010 and CJAD in Montreal.
Commercial clients include the Toronto Blue Jays, Stratford Festival, Ontario Tourism, West Side Story, and Broadway’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman. His movie trailers include James Bond, Scream 2, Good Will Hunting, Trainspotting, Jurassic Park, and Star Trek.
Mike was the host/announcer of the Special Olympics World Winter Games at Skydome in Toronto and is narrator of the ten-part documentary series Brazil Untamed for the Love Nature Channel. Other clients include the award-winning CBC documentary series Witness, The Aztec Empire for PBS, and History of the Crusades.
Michael David Kirby has narrated seven audiobooks for Audible including Jane Urquhart’s The Underpainter, Daniel Coleman’s Yardworks, Michael Quetting’s Papa Goose, and the anthology Toronto Noir.
As a hiker, Mike has guided trekkers to the Everest Base Camp and has hiked the Camino Di Santiago Campostella in its entirety. He is the bestselling author of two Hiker Mike books and has penned two definitive how-to books on the commercial voice-over industry, The Announcer’s Voice-Over Workbook and The Message. He teaches voice performance through his company Voiceworx.com and at Humber College in Toronto.
Mike earned an Honours BA with a double major in drama and the Renaissance from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied personally with Sanford Meisner for two humility-filled years.
Viv Moore was born in England and has worked collaboratively and solo as a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher for 40 years, in dance, theatre, film and video in Sweden, Australia, England and Canada. She has trained in ballet since the age of four, then later in social dance, jazz, national dance and modern at Chelsea College of P.E., Eastbourne. Extensive travel was then mixed with further training in Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver, performing with the Alberta vaudeville group Roaring Twenties (1974-78).
Viv co-founded Remote Control with Dave Wilson in 1979 (Vancouver) and participated in the inaugural fFIDA in 1991 (Toronto). She has co-written several publications, presented at international conferences and has worked with community dance in London, England and Canada (RNIB, CNIB, deaf and partial hearing, multi-abilities and psychiatric survivors).
Viv has taught at McMaster and Ryerson Universities, Seneca, George Brown and Sheridan Colleges. She has been teaching at Humber since 1985 (Theatre Arts - Performance and Acting for Film & Television), where she choreographed main stage productions and directed Decadance, dance company within the Theatre Department. Viv was co-choreographer to the Humber contingent of theatre students who represented Ontario at Expo 86 in Vancouver.
Viv received a Harold (1998) and was national-co-ordinator of Fight Directors, Canada (Advanced Combatant). She has a BFA (Dean’s Honours List) and an MA in dance from York University.
Selected credits: Viv has been an actor and company member of Theatre Rusticle (The Stronger, Birnam Wood, Peter & The Wolf, Our Town); and movement coach and choreographer for Theatre Direct (Dora-ominated Sanctuary Song) and on plays and films, including Hedda Gabler (Dir. Judith Thompson, Shaw Festival), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir. Kate Lynch, Theatre Passe Muraille), La Danza (Quartetto Gelato), Emily's Piano, the Dora-nominated Between the Stairs, and Antigone (YPT). Viv has created work with EFDSS (English Folk Dance & Song Society) in England.
Dance films include Waking the Witch, Ohm, tra la la. She has danced in Denise Fujiwara’s Conference of the Birds and with Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre.
Some of Viv’s own dance theatre works include Bogie Woman (1999 Paula Citron fFIDA Award), Body Geometry-Seventh Angel (2002 Dora nomination), On Tenterhooks (Nuit Blanche-Distillery) and her solo show, Worcestershire Saucy, which she choreographed, produced and performed at Factory Theatre.
In 2012 Viv received a Chalmer's Fellowship of the Arts to further her studies in English step dance, weaponry and butoh. In 2014 she was artistic director and curator of the inaugural Body Percussion Festival and she has been curator and macro choreographer for 60x60.
She continues to study butoh, dance improvisation and physical theatre. Viv has recently acted in the films The Witch (Sundance 2015), God & Doubting Women and had a recurring acting role with stunts in the TV series Damien (A&E March 2016). She was featured as CADA’s (Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists) member of the month in October 2016.
Maria has worked in film, television, radio and theatre in both the US and Canada for over 30 years. She has been a series lead, guest star and recurring character on numerous TV series including Clarice, Ransom, The Strain, Flashpoint, The Good Witch, Omni’s Blood and Water, and CTV’s Designated Survivor. Leading roles in feature films include The Inlaws, Some Things That Stay and The Space Between.
Maria’s work in theatre includes leading roles at the Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, The Manitoba Theatre Center, The Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Theatre 180. She was also a member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival playing leading roles in King Lear, Love Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Hamlet. Maria recently received the Independent Leader Award from the Vaughan Film Festival.
Maria has taught at University of Toronto, George Brown Theatre School and has been the on-set coach for the Netflix series Shadowhunters and Tiny Pretty Things. She also coaches actors privately for theatre, film and TV.
In addition to traditional stage, film and television opportunities, graduates of the program are ready 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)
The program 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 may apply.
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.
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Senior Dean Update: Media & Creative Arts Anti-Racism Action Plan
Fri, October 15, 2021
In June 2020, I committed the FMCA to seven action items to address the attitudes, behaviours and structures that act as barriers for students from Indigenous and equity-deserving communities.
Update: Humber Music Solidarity One Year On
Fri, October 15, 2021
In June 2020, Humber Music faculty pledged to address systemic racism and gender discrimination in the music programs by working with students, alumni, administrators, and industry experts
A Message from the Senior Dean: Music Degree Update
Tue, April 27, 2021
Over the past few months, the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts began a review of our Bachelor of Music program delivery.
No news at this time.
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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.