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Theatre Arts - Performance

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Program Code: 04881 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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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

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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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Remote auditions are available. Click here for more information.

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.


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.

Related Programs

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Acting for Film and Television

Credential: Diploma
Length: 4 semesters

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Closed
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 Lakeshore Closed

Giacomo Gianniotti: Humber Graduate

Giacomo Gianniotti - Humber graduate student 2012

Watch the video to see what roles Giacomo Gianniotti has starred in since he graduated from Humber’s Theatre Performance program in 2012.


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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 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.

  • Monologues

  • Applicants will submit a video with 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.

    Submissions 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 was:

  • domestic: $5,379.64
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$50 – theatre tickets (per semester).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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 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.

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Humber College and the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) have entered into an agreement to facilitate transfer from Humber's Theatre Arts – Performance Advanced Diploma program to the final year (Level 6) UoG's BA (Honours) Performing Arts.

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: www.glos.ac.uk/study/international

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: http://www.glos.ac.uk/international

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

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 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.  Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Tanya Greve, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79059
tanya.greve@humber.ca

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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