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.
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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.
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.
Students in Humber's Theatre Arts - Performance program are on stage throughout their time at school, building hours and hours of in-class experience.
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:
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.
Director, Theatre Performance Program
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, Humber College
416.675.6622 ext 79046
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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Watch the video to see what roles Giacomo Gianniotti has starred in since he graduated from Humber’s Theatre Performance program in 2012.
Noon Concert: Hilario Duran Contumbao
Wed, October 30, 2019 | 12:15 PM
Humber Music hosts a free noon-hour concert series. This week will showcase Hilario Duran Contumbao.
Multiple JUNO Award-winner Hilario Durán grew up in Havana in a musical family surrounded by a variety of diverse musical influences on a daily basis. He began working as a professional musician in Cuba’s Los Papa Cun-Cun Ensemble and in a variety of musical formats. Later on, in the 70s, Durán was Chucho Valdés’ chosen successor in Cuba’s most modern big band, Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna. Hilario toured worldwide and performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Michel Legrand, among many others, and as part of Arturo Sandoval’s band where he was pianist/keyboardist, arranger and musical director for 9 years. Hilario is an adjunct piano professor and ensemble director at Humber College. Contumbao is his most recent recording as a band leader.
Showcase Concert: World Music
Fri, November 01, 2019 | 08:00 PM
Join Bachelor of Music students and professors at the first evening concert of the fall, the World Showcase.
Start your weekend with the sounds of jazz from across the globe! Featuring performances by Ravi Naimpally World Jazz Lab, Justin Gray Indo Jazz Collective, Justin Gray (Gord Sheard) Brazilian Workshop, and Hilario Duran Latin Jazz Ensemble 1.
Students design data for future airport installation
Thu, October 17, 2019
The project is part of the Global Affairs Canada division of the Federal Government and aims to highlight the support Consular Services offer to Canadian travellers.
The hackathon event took place in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and started with an introduction to the design challenge and a briefing call with the client where students were provided the information, materials and inspiration they needed to start their projects.
“When a client is involved, the experience is holistic and involves every aspect of working in the field,” says Bianca DiPietro, program coordinator of the Graphic Design program. “The dynamic between client and student is much more professional and holds a certain level of recognition.”
DiPietro and David Neumann, program coordinator of the Web Design and Interactive Media program say the opportunity for their students to work with real-life clients is great exposure—allowing students to communicate effectively, problem solve and work collaboratively with others.
The students gathered in small groups to design a concept while working with their faculty and advisors to complete their project proposals by the end of the day. Faculty will review the submissions and select up to eight concepts based on uniqueness, creativity and execution. The selected submissions will be shared with Global Affairs Canada to consider the concepts further.
For one group, their concept is a three-dimensional, hollow hemisphere that resembles a globe and features data and information within it. User-friendly to all ages, the globe can be tilted or spun around to allow users to see inside the globe and learn about Consular Services.
“Projects like this give validation to the program and show trust in us as working professionals by allowing us to have our work showcased and potentially have our work attached to the Government of Canada,” says Gizaham Jones, third-year Graphic Design student.
Using different skills and methods, a Web Design and Interactive Media group’s concept includes movable Plexiglass panels. With infographics and data printed or engraved onto the materials, the installation will allow natural light in airports like Toronto Pearson Airport to reflect onto it. The concept also features QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) codes, which lead users to find more information on the government’s website using their smartphones.
“Being able to have clients give you an open-ended project to work with is a great way to get your creativity and development moving and apply what we’ve learned so far,” says Paul Cudmore, second-year Web Design and Interactive Media student.
The hackathon is part of Humber’s Data storyLAB, which is an innovative hub for data-driven storytelling. Based out of the North Campus, the storyLAB will produce year-round research and partnership opportunities for student learning and engagement.
“StoryLAB is an opportunity for students to pair with reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influence data can create in different journalistic settings. The lab demonstrates how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians,” says DiPietro.
Humber’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently created a storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent data-driven journalism.
For the inaugural grant, Humber and The Pulitzer Center are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.
This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.
Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards
School of Writers
Wed, October 02, 2019
Professors David Bezmozgis and Nicola Winstanley have been nominated for two of Canada's most prestigious literary awards.
David Bezmozgis, co-ordinator of Humber’s creative writing graduate certificate, has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize for Immigrant City, his sophmore short story collection. Bezmozgis is no stranger to Giller nominations; his novels, The Free World and The Betrayers, were shortlisted in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a gala on November 18.
Nicola Winstanley, co-ordinator of Humber’s Media Foundation program, is a finalist for a 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books category. How to Give Your Cat a Bath is the fourth book by the acclaimed children's author. She is a past recipient of both an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Award and a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, valued at $25,000 in each category, will be announced on October 29.
Congratulations, David and Nicola!
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts Events
Fall 2019 Open House
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.
Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!
General Sessions & Campus Tours
The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.
School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths
Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News
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.
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition
Mon, May 27, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.
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