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Theatre Arts - Performance

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Program Code: 04881 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online / In-person View Individual Course Delivery Modes on the Fall 2020 Course Delivery Modes page  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Theatre Arts - Performance program is known for its rigorous training in physical and devised theatre that enables you to find success wherever your career path takes you. We are nationally known for our innovative curriculum based in the creation of original work.

We believe in:

  • developing creative artists with a strong foundation in essential skills
  • ensuring our graduates have the business skills to make their livings as artists/performers
  • providing a well-rounded education as well as comprehensive training
  • developing collaborative work that is original, thoughtful and challenging
  • exploring intercultural and multidisciplinary theatre that speaks in the present to a vision of the future

 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform dramatic roles in a variety of styles, such as in children's plays, plays geared for school audiences, experimental plays presented by alternate theatres, in standard repertoire of current and classical plays presented by regional theatres and festivals, as well as in musicals, revues and cabaret productions.

  • Perform non-classical, vocal material – solo and choral - and execute basic dance steps and choreography as required by musical productions and classical plays.

  • Apply different techniques required to perform on proscenium, thrust or arena stages, as well as open air theatres.

  • Adapt performing style to the electronic media; working for the camera (film, television and video production) as well as the microphone as in various aspects in radio broadcasting.

  • Provide services as drama resource person for community theatre, recreational programs, children's programs and private teaching.

  • Accept employment as a professional actor and provide services to professional standards.


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The Humber Advantage

Humber Productions

Each year, Humber Theatre presents a number of original productions which demand the full creative engagement of performance and production students under the guidance of internationally recognized artists.

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Hands-On Experience

Students in Humber's Theatre Arts - Performance program are on stage throughout their time at school, building hours and hours of in-class experience.


Director's Message

What do you need to say? What is your passion? What is your vision for the theatre of tomorrow?

We live in a time of unprecedented socio-economic, political and cultural change. As the theatre shifts to reflect this change, these questions have become vitally important.

The Theatre Performance Program at Humber is dedicated to helping you find the answers to these questions and many more. We offer you the tools you need to express the answers fully as a professional actor and actor-creator: an artist who has the expertise, confidence and creative vision to respond to our times.

There are four things that make our training unique:

  • it reflects the cultural diversity of the great city that we live and work in
  • it is rooted in a unique physically-based approach to the development of theatre artists
  • rigorous training in devised and original theatre through all three years of the program ensures your individual creative voice is developed and heard
  • equally rigorous training in classical and contemporary approaches to text give you the grounding and breadth of training you need to work in all areas of performance

Working with nationally and internationally renowned actors and actor-creators, you will develop the skills you need to create your own unique career. Our graduates move resourcefully among all the different worlds of the professional actor: working with professional theatre companies, taking roles in film and television, doing voice-over work, working in dance/theatre, and creating/producing their own work. They are diverse artists working in a diverse world ... and they are making their mark. So can you.

Welcome to the Theatre Performance Program at Humber – comprehensive theatre performance training for the 21st century that is built around your voice, your passion, and your vision for the future.

Tatiana Jennings
Director, Theatre Performance Program
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, Humber College
416.675.6622 ext 79046


Expert Faculty

Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized theatre artists and teachers with acclaimed professional careers.

Your Career

We have a distinct identity in the professional world for producing graduates who are ground-breakers and explorers. They work as performers, directors, producers and writers, as well as film actors, music theatre actors, puppeteers and voice actors, and they are all part of the Humber network of artists. They are creators above all, transforming Canadian theatre with original voices that spring from a diversity of cultures and perspectives.

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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 5 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.

  • Monologues

  • Applicants will prepare two memorized monologues. One of these must be chosen from contemporary or classical theatre; the second can either be from contemporary or classical theatre OR a monologue you’ve written yourself. Neither can be any longer than 1.5 – 2 minutes in length. The character you play should be similar to your own age and your monologue should express something you are passionate about.

  • Creative Workshop

  • Applicants will participate in a faculty-led creative workshop where voice, movement and creativity will be assessed. Please wear clothing that allows you to move safely and easily.

    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 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,364.64
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,682.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,683.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $50.00 $50.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,682.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,683.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $50.00 $50.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,682.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,683.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $50.00 $50.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,682.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,683.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $50.00 $50.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,032.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,333.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $400.00 $400.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,032.32 $9,245.00
Tuition $2,120.91 $8,333.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $434.91
Compulsory Student Government Fee $54.50 $54.50
Optional Student Government Fee $22.00 $22.00
Program Ancillary Fee $400.00 $400.00
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

$50 – theatre tickets (per semester).

Pathways

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

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

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 will be granted 24 credit points (1 year) towards 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.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Acting

Students must have graduated with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (B). Applicants must also attend an interview conducted by a faculty member of the Department of Theatre and be deemed successful, to be admitted to the BFA Honours program. Graduates will be granted a block of 60 credits towards the 120 required. Transferring students will be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits to receive their BFA degree.

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.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Drama

Humber College students who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Theatre Arts - Performance and have met the requirements may be considered by the University of Gloucestershire for entry to the final year (Level 6) of the BA Honours Performing Arts or  BA Honours Drama. 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

Canadian students are also awarded £3,000 (approximately equivalent to $5,000) towards the first year of study at the University of Gloucestershire.   This institution is also OSAP approved.

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.

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Humber College students who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Theatre Arts - Performance and have met the requirements may be considered by the University of Gloucestershire for entry to the final year (Level 6) of the BA Honours Performing Arts or  BA Honours Drama. 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

Canadian students are also awarded £3,000 (approximately equivalent to $5,000) towards the first year of study at the University of Gloucestershire.   This institution is also OSAP approved.

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.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field 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

Canadian students are also awarded £3,000 (approximately equivalent to $5,000) towards the first year of study at the University of Gloucestershire.   This institution is also OSAP approved.

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

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

For those students who complete a 3 year diploma at Humber, Davenport University will grant the student 90 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (approximately one year 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 3 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.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Tatiana Jennings, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79045
tatiana.jennings@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

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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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